Oakland Raiders Have a Chance to Set the Record Straight and Outscore Jets

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Oakland Raiders Have a Chance to Set the Record Straight and Outscore Jets
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A memory that many in the Raider Nation would like to forget is the 2009 shutout (38-0), when the New York Jets defeated the Oakland Raiders.

In 2010, the Oakland Raiders did not play the Jets.

In 2011, the Oakland Raiders will have a chance to set the record straight.

If fans make faulty assumptions, it can be disheartening. It is best to study a situation.

The simple data analysis presented in this short article is a part of dealing with the reality of the upcoming situation.

Yes, Oakland has some strong points when you look at the data globally and historically.

Overall, the Raiders have more wins than the Jets. See the above chart.

Historically, the coach with the most wins in the history of the Jets franchise had a total of 71 wins, while Oakland's "winningest coach" had 103.

The win-loss percentage for the Jets is .453 (overall) and the percentage for Oakland is .554 (overall). Oakland's ratio is about 10 percent above the Jets.

There is a tie in the number of championships. However, Oakland has won three Super Bowls, while the Jets have won one. That makes Oakland's performance 300 percent of the Jets performance in this category.

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The historical data (through 2009) in the Conference column shows Oakland with five and the Jets with one.

This article is a little "eye-opener." It represents cumulative data through 2009.

See chart below and draw your own valid conclusions.

Global Comparison

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