Jets vs. Ravens: 5 Lessons Learned in Baltimore's 34-17 Victory

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Jets vs. Ravens: 5 Lessons Learned in Baltimore's 34-17 Victory
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Whoever said the best offense is a good defense probably didn't have a game like this one in mind.

Last night the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Jets 34-17. The score would seem to indicate that the game was an offensive shootout. Surprisingly that wasn't true at all. 

The Ravens finished with 267 total yards while the Jets finished with only 150 total yards. Five touchdowns came as a courtesy of return touchdowns, four defensive touchdowns and one kick return touchdown. The five return touchdowns set a record for most return touchdowns in a game.

The Ravens came out on top mostly due to a stunning defensive performance. Jarrett Johnson, Jameel McClain and Lardarius Webb all made the most of defensive turnovers by running them back for touchdowns. And the Ravens needed every point the defense could give them.

On offense the Ravens were only able to manage 13 points. Ray Rice was for all intents and purposes the only effective offensive player. He finished with 66 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and 64 receiving yards.

Some clarity was gained in last night's confusing game. Here are the lessons I learned from this game.

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