Ravens Return To Big Apple For Showdown With Jets, Tickets Yielding Solid Value

After dropping their Week 6 tilt in New York to the Giants, the Baltimore Ravens (3-3) will return to the Big Apple for the second consecutive week to face the reeling New York Jets (1-5) in Week 7. Considering how poorly the Empire State’s other football franchise looked this past Monday night, this could be the perfect remedy for a Ravens club that has lost three straight after starting 3-0.

After relatively strong starts to their seasons, both team have dropped at least three games and both teams find themselves in a ‘must-win’ situation. Luckily for Baltimore, they’ve historically dominated the Jets, being 8-1 all-time against Gang Green. These two teams haven’t played since 2013, though, when Baltimore won 19-3. Five field goals were kicked and Baltimore scored a late defensive touchdown to preserve the win, a formula that could very well play out in their 2016 matchup based on how both clubs have looked in the early going.

Despite the collective struggles, Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets tickets are drawing higher prices than several other Week 7 games on the secondary market. In fact, according to Razorgator, tickets to see the Ravens and Jets duke it out in this important AFC clash are averaging $170.52 on the resale market, while the get-in price is clocking in at $53. Fans traveling to the game can also save money on their MetLife Stadium parking by going through ParkWhiz.com, which sports cheap parking options at just about every sporting venue throughout the country.

After two tough road losses in Pittsburgh and Arizona, the Jets will be needing to get back in the win column in order to turn their season around. Their run defense has been a strength thus far, but New York’s pass defense, which used to be really good, is leaking big plays all over the field. Those defensive issues may rear their ugly head against a Baltimore team that wants to take deep shots on occasion. Armed with an impressive trio of wide receivers, expect Joe Flacco to push the ball downfield and challenge the weak Jets secondary. Of note, Mike Wallace has been great as a vertical and red-zone option, while Steve Smith is great all over the field, though his status is still in question for this game.

The Ravens have also experienced struggles in their pass coverage, but they may be in luck, as New York’s passing game has been woefully bad and arguably their biggest weakness. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been a mega disappointment after his breakout campaign of a year ago, though his No. 1 wideout, Brandon Marshall, has still managed to put up some solid numbers. He’ll need to help Fitzpatrick get back in a rhythm, or the Jets’ 2016 season could continue to spiral out of control, even before the calendar hits November.

It’s a big game for both teams, and as a result, the above-average ticket prices should continue to sustain at high levels in the days leading up to Sunday’s affair at MetLife Stadium.