Win would continue strange trend for Jets

The Jets are consistently inconsistent. They’re the only team which hasn’t experienced two wins or two losses in a row. If they’re to keep that bizarre run going and move to 6-5, they’ll need to win on the road for just the second time this season. Fortunately, the Ravens (4-6) haven’t won by more than three points since Week 3. Here’s what the Jets should be able to do well in Baltimore.

Stuff the run

Rex Ryan’s ‘D’ remains the top unit against the run. Ravens running back Ray Rice has struggled. Take away last week’s 131-yard effort, and Rice has gained just 289 yards in the nine other games this year. Look for Muhammad Wilkerson and company to bottle up the run in yet another impressive outing, win or lose.

Run up the middle

Opponents have rushed for more than 100 yards on Baltimore in each of the past two weeks, and the Ravens may again be without perennial All-Pro Haloti Ngata. That should suit Jets running back Chris Ivory, who has averaged 7.2 yards per carry over the past two games and is known for his physical running style.

Win turnover battle

Sounds far-fetched after Geno Smith committed four turnovers a week ago, but the rookie hasn’t had such poor games back-to-back this season. Expect him to bounce back with a more controlled effort. Don’t forget, this is a very different Baltimore defense than the one that won the Super Bowl just nine months ago.