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Jets At Ravens: When Baltimore Has The Ball

(Sports Network) – Baltimore Raves quarterback Joe Flacco has a 20-5 career record at home with 32 touchdown passes, 13 interceptions and a 93.3 passer rating. The Ravens are 19-2 when he has a 100- plus rating, and Flacco had a career-high 389 pass yards last week. Running back Ray Rice had 162 yards from scrimmage (79 rushing, 83 receiving) in last year’s win over the Jets, while in three career games against New York, wide receiver Anquan Boldin has averaged 105.3 receiving yards (316 total) and will be aiming for a third straight outing with 100-plus yards against the Jets. Wide receiver Lee Evans has five career touchdowns versus the Jets, though the ex-Buffalo Bill is doubtful to play this week with a sprained ankle. Rookie Torrey Smith took Evans’ place last week, and the 2011 second-round pick became the first rookie in NFL history with three touchdown receptions in the first quarter of a game, scoring from 74, 41 and 18 yards out.

For the Jets, aggressive linebacker Bart Scott spent seven seasons alongside Lewis at Baltimore from 2002-08. Sixth-year safety Eric Smith has 20 tackles to lead the backfield, in addition to a sack and an interception. Up front, defensive end Mike DeVito has nine tackles, a sack and a forced fumble through three games.

The Baltimore offense is eighth in scoring (28.3 ppg), 11th in total yards (389.0 ypg), 13th in passing yards (261.3 ypg) and eighth in rushing (127.7 ypg). Defensively, the Jets are 12th in scoring defense (20.3 ppg), 11th in yards allowed (325.3 ypg), sixth against the pass (188.7 ypg) and second from last against the run (136.7 ypg).