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On offense the Jets have been about average and it all starts with their quarterback play. Mark Sanchez has thrown for four touchdowns this year, which isn't a bad number. However, he's also tossed three interceptions. For those of you keeping score at home, that's almost a 1:1 TD to INT ratio; not great for a starting quarterback of a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
Then there's the running game, which currently sits at 28th in the league at just under 75 yards a game. Again, that doesn't bode well for Rex Ryan's boys.
The defense is another story, which is currently holding opponents to under 300 total yards per game. They've already racked up six sacks; two by Bart Scott, the most underrated defender in the NFL, and seven total takeaways.
The Raiders haven't been great on either side of the ball with the exception of their excellent ground game, which is averaging 160 yards per game. That said, they could be 2-0 if they hadn't blown a late-game lead last week against the Bills.
Yardage wise, the Raiders D hasn't been the best, but they have been able to make some plays. With five total takeaways and five sacks the Raiders have been able to do enough to stay in games, but if they want to win consistently they have to step up.
The Raiders are slowly getting better and Darren McFadden is proving he was worthy of a first-round pick with his play this year. However, the Jets defense is dominant and I don't think they'll let their team lose this week, even in Oakland.
WINNER: New York Jets