Of all the penalties, this may have been the costliest: Braylon Edwards getting flagged for running into the kicker in the second quarter.
Ravens PK Billy Cundiff made the field goal, a 46-yarder that cut the Jets' lead to 6-3 ... but, hold everything. Edwards swooped in and Cundiff, pretending he was hit, gave a flop that was worthy of an Oscar. The penalty made it first-and-10 at the Jets' 23. Five plays and one penalty later, Willis McGahee scored on a 1-yard run, giving the Ravens a 7-6 lead.
Afterward, Edwards criticized the call without criticizing the call.
"Was it ticky-tack? I'll let you be the judge," Edwards said. Pressed, he added, "I don't make comments. Roger Goodell will fine you for that kind of stuff."
But he did explain what happened on the play.
"(Cundiff) came down on his foot ands stepped on my hand," Edwards said. "According to the rules, he has to have space to land his foot after he attempts a kick. I never touched him; he stepped on my foot."
Now you're probably wondering, what was Edwards doing on the field-goal block team? Actually, he was used there one day in training camp. On that particular day, he blocked a day. The Jets tried to keep it hush-hush, planning to spring Edwards on an unsuspecting opponent.
Well, they did. Maybe they should've kept it under wraps.
• Darrelle Revis was wrong. He predicted the Ravens would come after him, testing his conditioning after a 36-day holdout. Didn't turn out that way. Showing their respect for Revis, the Ravens picked on CB Antonio Cromartie and rookie Kyle Wilson. Revis said he felt fine physically, and he never came off the field. Said Revis: "I felt great."
• Before the game, the Jets' coaches warned the players that this particular officiating crew, led by referee Walt Anderson, was known for throwing a lot of flags. A lot of good that did.
• LB Bryan Thomas (nine tackles, 1.5 sacks) played one of his better games as a Jet. DT Sione Pouha had two fumble recoveries. Asked the last time he had two in one game, he cracked, "In my dreams." He will be playing a lot more if Kris Jenkins (knee) is out for an extended period.
• RB Shonn Greene made his first NFL start and caught his first NFL pass. He also dropped a pass and lost a fumble. Unfortunately for him, the latter wasn't a first. LaDainian Tomlinson, in his first game as a Jet, rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries, including a 21-yard run. They also had a 22-yard run, by Brad Smith, out of the Wildcat. Basically, 25% of the Jets' offense came on those two runs.
• The game was delayed 25 minutes because of lightning.
• As expected, S Brodney Pool (sprained ankle) was inactive. He was was optimistic about his chances to play next week against the Patriots. The Jet coaching staff decided to keep Pool off the field after he tested his ankle before the game on Monday. Pool hasn’t made it through a full practice since injuring the ankle in the Jets’ preseason game against the Redskins on August 27. Eric Smith started for Pool.