Watch Ravens vs. Jets: time, date, TV channel, live stream, forecast as Joe Flacco faces former team

Ten years ago, Joe Flacco won the MVP honor while helping the Ravens to the franchise’s second Super Bowl win. On Sunday, the 37-year-old quarterback will try to beat his former team in the opening game of the 2022 season.

Flacco will start the game on Sunday as a replacement for Zach Wilson, who will be out for at least three weeks after a preseason knee injury. Speaking of injuries, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will make his first start on Sunday since suffering a season-ending injury 14 weeks into the 2021 season. Baltimore is looking to make a recovery after missing the playoffs last year with an 8-9 record. The Jets hope to be more competitive this season after just four wins in Robert Saleh’s first season as head coach.

Here’s a full rundown of Sunday’s AFC showdown from New Jersey, as well as information on how to follow the game in real time.

How to watch?

  • When: Sunday 11 September | 13:00 ET
  • Where: MetLife Stadium — East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • TV: CBS | Live Stream: Paramount+ (click here)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Chances: Raven -7, O/U 44.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

When the Ravens have the ball

All eyes will be on Jackson, the former league MVP who was chosen to his second Pro Bowl last season, despite missing five games due to his injury. With Marquise Brown now in Arizona, it will be interesting to see who becomes Jackson’s second target behind tight end Mark Andrews. Sophomore receiver Rashod Bateman hopes to become that player after finishing third on the team in receptions and yards last season. Devin Duvernay, an All-Pro special teams performer last season, also wants to make a bigger impact on Baltimore’s 2022 attack.

Baltimore’s attack has a tough task ahead of it. It will face a Jets defense with several new faces, including former Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead, rookie safety Sauce Gardner and linebacker Carl Lawson, who missed his entire first season in New York after tore his Achilles tendon during spring practice. The New York defense also includes former Ravens Pro Bowl linebacker CJ Mosley, who made 168 tackles last season along with two sacks and a couple of forced fumbles.

When the Jets have the ball

Like their defense, the Jets offense has several new players, including former 49ers offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson. While they don’t have star power, the Jets are relatively deep in the skill positions, especially with the receiver. The Jets’ wideout room is led by starters Corey Davis and Elijah Moore, along with first-round Denzel Mims and Garrett Wilson. The Jets’ offense also includes former Bengals tight end CJ Uzomah and running backs Michael Carter and rookie Breece Hall.

Flacco and his attacking teammates will have their hands full with a talented Ravens defense. Baltimore has one of the NFL’s best secondaries, led by cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey. The Ravens joined this group this offseason with the free-buying of free-safety Marcus Williams and the selection of fellow-safety Kyle Hamilton in the first round of the April draft. Baltimore also has a formidable front, led by veteran Calais Campbell, Justin Madubuike, Odafe Oweh and Patrick Queen. The unit will try to put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks this year after netting just 34 sacks in 2021.

Saleh ruled out starting left tackle Duane Brown for Sunday’s game as he still has a shoulder injury. It’s now up to McDermott, a six-year veteran with six career starts, to hold his own against Owen, who was fired five times during his rookie season. The Jets will likely keep an extra block in obvious passing situations to keep Owen away from Flacco.

Forecast

Last Chances:

New York jets +6.5

Flacco and the Jets are good enough to keep things interesting for a while. But the Ravens, a more talented team from head to toe, should be able to impose their will in the second half, especially if Baltimore can get its running game going while also putting pressure on stately Flacco.

Choose: Ravens 24, Jets 13