3 keys for a NY Jet victory against the Ravens

bal-scouting-report-breaking-down-the-ravens-v-001 Today the inconsistent Jets travel to face the  Baltimore Ravens in a game that the Jets have to and should win, but in order to collect a win they should go by these three game keys.

cromartiejpg-d46340f66c1d7b69_large1. Secondary has to step up: When the Jets signed S Ed Reed a few weeks ago, they wanted to step up their secondary. Rex Ryan told reporters that the team were having trouble with balls getting thrown over their head and that Ed Reed was there to fix that predicament. It will be very important for them to fix this situation since they are going up against a team that is ranked 19th in the league in passing yards. Averaging 225.3 ypg. Not to mention, Joe Flacco has thrown thirteen interceptions.

JetsOline2. O-Line needs to cover: Last week, the Jets’ offensive line looked terrible against the Bills, as Geno Smith has been getting hit, rushed and sacked numerous times. Geno Smith got sacked four times and some of the hits he took, it basically lead to three interceptions. This offensive line is facing Ravens top defensive ends like Chris Canty, Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervill and a questionable Haloti Ngata. It’s going to be  crucial for the Jets offensive line to protect Geno Smith.

081713-NFL-New-York-Jets-Geno-Smith-TV-laces_20130817174852336_600_400 3. Geno Smith needs to bring the heat: Geno Smith has been the talk of the town in New York and left nothing but questions around Rex Ryan on whether or not Geno will remain the starter. This left questions for Rex Ryan because he benched Geno for Matt Simms and when Matt Simms came into the game, he drove up the field and got a touchdown. Rex Ryan on Geno Smith after the game.”I think the young man is resilient, I don’t think there’s any doubt.” Rex said. “I watched the tape and without question, Geno is going to be the starter.”

Rex had nothing but great things to say about Geno Smith and Geno should back up Rex Ryan talks, and quiet the naysayers questioning on him being the starter and that the Jets should start Matt Simms.

Rex Ryan and Ed Reed will make their return to Baltimore to try and pick up a win against a     6-4 Ravens team.

Tony Carter

Lead NFL writer and reporter