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Blast from the Past: Ravens vs. Jets

A look back at the last time the Ravens played the Jets.

Ravens' CB Lardarius Webb returning an interception for a touchdown in 2011 against the Jets on Sunday Night Football.
Ravens' CB Lardarius Webb returning an interception for a touchdown in 2011 against the Jets on Sunday Night Football.
Larry French

The Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets have played eight times since 1996, when the Ravens became a team in Baltimore. The Ravens lead the series, 7-1. The Jets have not defeated the Ravens since 1997, 16 years ago. Baltimore has beaten New York the past seven times.

Here is a look at the last time the two played:

October 3rd, 2011 -- Jets @ Ravens -- Sunday Night Football:

Score: Ravens win 34-17

Main Headline:

ESPN: Ravens' D toys with Mark Sanchez, turns Jets' offense anemic.

Ravens' Notable Performances:

  • Ray Rice: 25 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown.He also had two receptions for 64 yards.
  • Jameel McClain: One tackle, one pass defensed, one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
  • Jarret Johnson: Three tackles, one pass defensed, one tackle-for-loss, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown.
  • Lardarius Webb: Two tackles, three passes defensed, and one interception return for a touchdown.


The Ravens and Jets made history on October 2, 2011. There were an NFL-record five return touchdowns in the Sunday Night Football showdown. Two interception returns, two fumble returns, and a kickoff return.

The weirdest thing about these returns is when they happened. The first happened with 11:58 to go in the first quarter, where Ed Reed knocked the ball out of Sanchez' hands and Jameel McClain picked it up and ran it back six yards for the touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, Joe McKnight of the Jets ran it back for a 107-yard touchdown return.

Next, Haloti Ngata would cause Mark Sanchez to fumble, which would be recovered by Jarret Johnson and taken 26 yards to the house. Less than two minutes later, David Harris of the Jets would pick off Joe Flacco and take it 35 yards for the touchdown.

In the third quarter, Joe Flacco would fumble the ball on the Jets' own 28-yard line, giving them great field position, right? Wrong. On the very next play, Mark Sanchez attempts a pass to Santonio Holmes, and it is easily picked off by Lardarius Webb and taken 73 yards for the score.

This was one fun game to watch, and the Ravens' black-on-black uniforms made it even more appealing to the human eye.

There were seven turnovers forced overall, and four of them were returned for touchdowns.