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Despite Forcing OT, The Jets Come Up Short Against The Raiders

Kevin KuteContributor IOctober 19, 2008

Jay Feely's 52-yard FG with three seconds left in regulation forced the game into overtime. The Jets were only handed that position after Feely's initial missed FG from the same distance was negated by a timeout called by the Raiders sideline.

Leon Washington had tied the game at 10 apiece with an 11-yard run in the 4th. Coming into the game, many would have projected a Jets victory following Brett Favre's last outing in Oakland, where he threw for 399 yards and four TDs after his father's death.

Jets RB Thomas Jones had a good game, rushing for 159 yards although he failed to find the endzone, as did Favre. This was the first time Favre had failed to throw a TD as a Jet and only his first loss in five career games against the Raiders.

The Jets were completely surprised with the Raiders trick play after forcing 4th down, with linebacker Jon Alston taking a direct snap 22 yards. That series resulted in a 37- yard FG by Sebastian Janikowski. The Jets, with 1:24 left marched downfield from their five yard line in a series the Raiders know they should have shut down with a safety in the endzone.

The Jets were unable to capitalize on their three OT possessions and on the Raiders 3rd possession, the Jets defense was unable to slow down the Raiders as the moved into Janikowski territory...57 yards at that; to which he duly obliged.

The loss sent the Jets to 3-3, two games behind division leader Buffalo Bills.


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