4) Run defense is still excellent – Much like all of the other running backs the Jets have played against Ray Rice had no place to go while running the ball. He was consistently stuffed and had 16 yards on 8 carries in the 1st half. The only time the Ravens were able to run was catching the Jets on draws with Pierce and the option with Taylor. The usual suspects of Harrison, Richardson and Wilkerson were there to make the plays supported by Harris and Davis.
5) Running game good but not dominant – Bilal Powell had 11 carries for 41 yards and had a very effective 3rd quarter. Chris Ivory had 9 carries for 35 and ran hard and well when he was given room. Josh Cribbs was effective in the wildcat running and throwing with 20 yards on 5 carries and 1 completion for 13 yards to Smith. As the Ravens adjusted and saw the Jets weren’t passing they stacked the box and completely stalled the Jets offense.
6) Punt Coverage team was terrible – Jacoby Jones had 5 punt returns for 108 yards and those returns were littered with missed tackles from the Jets. These runbacks were especially crippling because this was a game of field position and allowing these returns cost the Jets field position and eventually points.
7) Injuries – Antonio Cromartie left this game with an apparent hip injury probably exacerbating the problem he has had all year.