NFL - New York Jets vs Baltimore Ravens

3 October, 2011 at 01:20 (GMT+01:00)

By Kai

Sunday night means NFL football. The kind where feet only occasionally touch the ball. The American kind.

Sidepodcast F1: Baltimore Ravens cheerleader

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Baltimore Ravens cheerleader

Join us for live commenting of this game between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens being played in Baltimore, Maryland. In the UK watch on Channel 4 at 01:20 (GMT+1), 20:20 (EST).

The coach for the Jets, Rex Ryan, worked his way up the ranks in 10 years to assistant head coach at the Baltimore Ravens, but was passed over for the head coaching job there. The current Ravens head coach, John Harbaugh, is the one that got the job instead. Obviously both teams feel they have something to prove.

And most recently both teams have been in their American Football Conference (AFC) playoffs, but neither have been to Superbowl since 2000.

New York Jets

Record: 2 wins, 1 loss. Players to watch: Quarterback Mark Sanchez, Darrelle Revis on defense

The Jets rely on their passing game now, which is a massive shift from their so-called "ground and pound" focus on running the ball just 2 seasons ago. QB Mark Sanchez is coming into his own, and that has a lot to do with the change in strategy.

Head coach Rex Ryan may want to keep in mind what Joe Namath recently said about his coaching style after a recent 34-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders,

"The brash third-year boss (Ryan) was called out after the defeat by no less than franchise icon Joe Namath, who implied that an overly talkative culture bred by Ryan was responsible for what Namath perceived as a lack of proper preparation, because the Jets players think they're better than they actually are." Of course Rex Ryan disagrees with him. Read their quotes here.

Baltimore Ravens

Record: 2 wins, 1 loss. Players to watch: Quarterback Joe Flacco, Running Backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Ray Rice, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis on defense.

The Ravens had a big win last week against St. Louis and have won most of the match-ups with the Jets. They are the favorite to win this one, but not by much, and not if boisterous Rex Ryan and the Jets have anything to say about it.

As they used to say in the pre-game show, are you ready for some football?

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