Jason Ferguson

Game 16: Ravens get last word on Jets

Game 16: Ravens get last word on Jets

The Ravens' record-setting defense sat in a downtown hotel Saturday night and seethed as New York Jets coach Al Groh delivered a mocking taunt on videotape.

In so many calculated words from a news conference on Wednesday, Groh sarcastically suggested the Jets had no chance against Baltimore's dominating defense. Yesterday, the Ravens answered with one of their most frenetic efforts of a record-setting season. The rebuttal featured six suffocating turnovers, three goal-line stands, and a wild, 34-20 victory at PSINet Stadium before 69,184 that eliminated the Jets from postseason play.

In the end, Baltimore survived a vintage passing performance by ex-Ravens quarterback Vinny...