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“This is not on one individual,” Ryan said. “This is on us, collectively.”

Obviously, that’s the message Ryan conveyed to his players.

“We got to back him up,” offensive tackle Willie Colon said of Smith. “We didn’t do that today.”

But Smith’s numbers have created conjecture that Ryan might be close to changing quarterbacks.

“Everybody always wants a new quarterback in there,” Smith said. “I just keep trying to improve and work on myself. I know I can lead this team to the playoffs.”

Tucker kicked a 53-yard field goal for a 12-3 lead early in the third quarter after a 20-yard punt return by Jones gave Baltimore the ball at the New York 33.

Graham subsequently ended two New York drives with interceptions in the third and fourth quarters.

“They made some plays,” Graham said, “but when it came down to it, we made the bigger plays. We knew we had to outplay their defense, and that’s what we were able to do.”

Baltimore’s previous seven games were decided by six points or fewer, four of which resulted in losses. This was the Ravens‘ most lopsided win since Sept. 22.

“It’s just a relief to get a win,” linebacker Daryl Smith said.

The Jets trailed 9-3 at halftime despite completing only three passes, gaining 73 yards, making three first downs and losing the ball after the snap hit the man in motion.

Using Josh Cribbs in the wildcat formation on several plays, New York went up 3-0 with a drive in which Smith caught an 18-yard pass from Cribbs and completed an 18-yarder to Greg Salas.

The Ravens answered with field goals on their next two possessions. The second kick was set up by a 60-yard completion from Flacco to Torrey Smith, who got behind Antonio Cromartie and made a nice over-the-shoulder grab.

Tucker kicked another field goal just after the two-minute warning after tight end Ed Dickson caught two passes for 40 yards.