Baltimore Double Dips in The Meadowlands
Despite dropping a home game against Washington in Week 5, the Baltimore Ravens (3-2) have been one of the league’s brighter surprises so far, considering the disastrous start they got out to a year ago. They’ll have two solid chances to bolster its record further, with their next pair of games slated to take place opposite struggling New York opponents on the road.
First, in Week 6, Baltimore will visit MetLife Stadium to face the New York Giants (2-3), who are coming off another disappointing loss this past Sunday night to the Green Bay Packers. The Ravens will then return to MetLife for a Week 7 tilt against the New York Jets (1-4), who have been an even bigger disappointment than their in-state counterpart in the early going. Both New York squads are seemingly playing in ‘must-win’ situations when they take the field opposite the Ravens, so these certainly won’t be easy matchups on tap.
The Ravens and Giants have only played five times — and Baltimore has a 4-1 record in those meetings. One of Baltimore’s victories, of course, occurred in Super Bowl XXXV, when the Ravens dominated on their way to a 34-7 thrashing behind one of the best defenses in NFL history. These two teams haven’t played since 2012, when Baltimore won, 33-14, as quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 309 yards and two touchdowns.
Regardless of the history, this is clocking in as one of Baltimore’s most expensive games of the campaign. According to Razorgator, tickets to see the Giants and Ravens square off in New York are averaging $319.54, with the get-in price registering at $103. Luckily, fans can at least save some money on their MetLife Stadium parking by going to ParkWhiz.com, which has numerous cheap parking options all around the venue.
The Ravens might as well make themselves comfortable in the Big Apple, as they also face the Jets in New York area the following weekend. Just like their success against the Giants, Baltimore owns a great all-time record against the Empire State’s other franchise as well. In fact, they are 8-1 in their meetings with the Jets. These two teams haven’t played since 2013, when Baltimore was victorious, 19-3.
After two tough road games, the Jets would really like to get back in the win column to turn their season around. This isn’t exactly what they envisioned after re-signing quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick following a lengthy stand-off between the two sides, as ‘Fitz-magic’ has apparently run out. The veteran quarterback has thrown just five touchdown passes compared to a whopping 10 interceptions through the season’s first five games. On the secondary market, Ravens vs. Jets tickets are averaging $215.79, according to Razorgator, while the get-in price is clocking in at $61. Just like in the team’s previous affair, fans can score great deals on their parking in New York by using ParkWhiz.com.