New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens

New York Jets Preview

The New York Jets look for their fifth victory in six games when they visit the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. The defense could be short-handed for the second straight game as star safety Jamal Adams is nursing an ankle injury and he said his availability might not be firmed up until close to kickoff. Running back Le’Veon Bell returns after a one-game absence caused by the flu; his late-night bowling escapade after being ruled out for the game rankled Jets coach Adam Gase. Quarterback Sam Darnold has thrown nine touchdown passes and just two interceptions over the past five games after being picked off nine times over the previous four games.

Baltimore Ravens Preview

NFL MVP favorite Lamar Jackson is on the verge of becoming the top single-season rushing quarterback in NFL history as the Baltimore Ravens host the New York Jets on Thursday night. Jackson has 1,017 rushing yards and needs just 23 to pass Michael Vick, who set the mark in 2006 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. Jackson’s arm is working fine, too, as he leads the NFL with 28 touchdown passes while helping the Ravens average a league-best 33.1 points per game. Baltimore has already clinched a playoff spot and can win the AFC North with a victory over the Jets. The Ravens have won their past nine games and have allowed 17 or fewer points in seven of their past eight contests.