New York Jets @ Baltimore
The Ravens have won 9 in a row, and might not lose again this season. What they definitely won’t do is lose to the Jets. Despite (barely) beating the Dolphins last week the Jets’ season may have hit a psychological nadir due to a bowling scandal. Yes, LeVeon Bell was ruled out of last week’s game due to an illness on the same night that he was spotted in a New Jersey bowling alley. While hitting the lanes and hitting running lanes are not exactly comparable athletic activities, leaving the house and doing anything physical isn’t the best look. Bell dismissed the fervor over his excursion and even pointed out that he rolled a 251. Did he think reporting that score would help his cause? I’d say it has the exact opposite effect. If he had scored like a 47, ok I get it, this guy really is sick. But a 251?!? He definitely could have played against Miami. And yes, by saying that I absolutely mean that if you can bowl a 251, you can play running back in an NFL game. Somebody give Pete Weber some carries and prove me wrong. I’m not sure how much of a distraction this whole bowling issue will be after kickoff, but it’s not like the Jets would have much of a chance regardless.