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Jets-Ravens game example | 5 things you need to know about the Sunday vs. Baltimore

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Step forward, before seven
The Jets scored low in many defensive categories, especially against the run. This could be a game to show that they have improved in that area. A former Raven himself, CJ Mosley is returning from his career-high 168 tackle campaign and the front seven have been bolstered with the return of the likes of Quinnen Williams and John Franklin-Myers and the 49ers’ entry of hard-hitting from LB Kwon Alexander and plan-savvy DL Solomon Thomas. And they will have a chance to flatten the Birds’ onslaught as JK Dobbins, who missed the entire season with an ACL tear last year, is limited in training this week with his ongoing knee problems, while Gus Edwards is the first. month will miss.
Of course, QB Lamar Jackson is also Baltimore’s running game, considering how he’s led the Ravens on stormy yards for the past three seasons. His number 1 target, TE Mark Andrews, is fine, and despite last year’s ankle injury, his explosiveness and elusiveness are fantastic. Still, Jackson was fired once every 11.1 dropbacks last year, the fourth-highest average in the league, and threw picks at a rate of 3.4%, the fifth-highest. Songs like this are music to the ears of the Jets’ revamped, on-the-edge crew, consisting of Carl Lawson, JFM, rookies Jermaine Johnson and Michael Clemons, and veterans Jacob Martin and Bryce Huff.
Special occasion
Some NFL games feature more special teams than others. This is one where the specialists can have a big say in which team wins the opener. Greg “Legatron” Zuerlein has secured the orbit of the Jets and has a decade of great achievements to fall back on, so you should be fine. But no kicker is finer than Justin Tucker, who holds the NFL record for best field goal percentage (91.1%) in his career and earned the longest FG in league history, a 66-yarder, in Detroit last September.
Then there are the returnees, two of the best in professional football in 2021. Berrios was named a first-team All-Pro after leading all NFL qualifying kickoff returnees (30.4 yards/return) and second overall punt returners with at least 15 returns (13.4). Who was the best PR in the league? Devin Duvernay of the Ravens at 13.8 yards/return. In KO returns, Duvernay was seventh in qualifying with 24.1, not good but not bad.
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