Week 1- Ravens/Jets: Who Has The Better Receiving Core?

September 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The opening Monday night game of the season between the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets is a battle between two good teams. Yet, the better battle will be the matchup of receivers on each side, as both teams have some major weapons.
Both teams will probably use their running game a lot with Ray Rice and Willis McGahee on the Ravens side, and LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene on the Jets side.
But, focusing on which team has the better crop of receivers, let's break down the talent on each side. The Jets probably have the better group long-term, but not for this particular game with Santonio Holmes under suspension.
New York does have three guys though who can make some plays in his absence. Look for a huge season and game out of tight end Dustin Keller. He made big plays for Mark Sanchez in the playoffs last season, especially in the Divisional Round game against the Chargers.
Keller is probably the Jets best third-down receiver, making short pa...

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