Darren McFadden and Raiders Run Away with Victory Against the New York Jets
For the second time during this young season, the Jets fell behind by 14 points to start the fourth quarter. The previous time against the Cowboys, the Jets were able to overcome the deficit after a series of misfortunate events for the Cowboys.
The raiders did not let what happened to them last week (against Buffalo) happen again as they were able to keep the Jets from making a comeback.
Darren McFadden was extremely impressive today as he was able to rush for 171 yards on 19 carries and 2 touchdowns against what is supposed to be one of the best run defenses in the National Football League.
Meanwhile the Jets running game could not get started as Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson were only able to rush for 95 yards combined.
The Jets defense also collapsed as Antonio Cromartie had several critical penalties called against him and a holding penalty on Calvin Pace on Oakland's second to last drive killed all of the momentum the Jets had on defense.
Both teams will have tough games next week as the Jets will stay on the road and travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens, while the Raiders will host the Patriots at the Coliseum.
Sanche'z attempt to score does not count as his knee was down after the contact by Richard Seymour (which was very close to facemask). The Raiders will go on to win this one imrpoving their record to 2-1 while the Jets will fall to 2-1 and be tied for second in the AFC East with the New England Patriots. Meanwhile, the Raiders will be tied for first place in the AFC West with the San Diego Chargers.
With that field goal, the Raiders will likely go on to win this game as the Jets have no timeouts remaining with 2:23 left in the game.
Great 29-yard reception by Michael Bush to extend Oakland's drive. That catch may have sealed this game. The Oakland offensive line has done a great job all game long. In order for the Jets to win, they will need a miracle in the form of a fumble or interception.
Plaxico Burress makes a great touchdown reception to bring the Jets within a touchdown of the Raiders. It is now up to the defense to hold the Raiders on this upcoming drive.
Once again, the Jets will have to try and make a comeback as they will have less than 9 minutes to score two times and hold Raiders offense.
Now is the time when the Jets should go for it on 4th and 2. They may not leave themselves with enough time to score especially with a hot Oakland offense coming back on the field.
Michael Bush extends the Oakland lead to 14 points as the Raiders now lead 31-14. Antonio Cromartie is definitely a big reason why the Jets will have to try and make comeback.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer should make his offense go to the no-huddle to get rid some of the pressure Mark Sanchez has been dealing with over the last few possession.
Raiders will have the ball on the Jets 1-yard line to start the fourth quarter. Looks like the Jets will have to make another comeback from being down 14-points in the fourth quarter again if they want to win.
After not being able to handle the return, an Antonio Cromartie fumble on the kick return, gives the Raiders the ball back at the Jets 13-yard line.
Raiders trick plays continue to fool Jets as Denarius Moore is able to break for a 23-yard touchdown run, giving his team the lead with less than a minute to go in the third quarter.
Risky call by the Jets to go for it on fourth down and it doesn't pay off. Bill Callahan (offensive line coach) needs to coach his group and figure out how to give Sanchez some more time that way the Jets can try some deep plays on their next drive. The Raiders continue to look for the short plays as Brian Schottenheimer's play-calling is starting to become very predictable.
Looks like Mark Sanchez is getting treatment on his nose which he hurt after the sack by Wimbley. As Sanchez is getting looked at, Cromartie makes commits yet another penalty. After having 2 solid weeks, Cromartie is really struggling today.
Wayne Hunter's struggles continue as his inability to cover Wimbley led to a sack on Mark Sanchez, forcing the Jets to punt.
Jets are able to get a sack of their own as Jason Campbell could not get out of the pocket on second down, essentially ending Oakland's drive before it even started.
Kerley's performance as a punt returner during today's game has been great thus far, this is what the Jets have been waiting for from the rookie out of TCU!
After getting away from pressure on so many bootlegs, the Raiders were finally able to sack Mark Sanchez as Jarvis Moss' sack for a 10 yard loss disrupted the Jets opening drive of the second half.
Sebastian Janikowski nails a 54-yard field goal to tie the game at 17 as the game goes into halftime. Rex Ryan looked incredibly disappointed in his defense after the field goal. Look for them to come out more aggressive in the second half.
Jets defense is playing very conservatively as the Raiders inch closer to Jets territory, and since they have the best boot in the National Football League, there is a very good chance that the Raiders tie this game before halftime.
With 1:44 left in the first half, the Raiders will bring their hot offense back onto the field. This will be their last chance to score for a while, as the Jets will be getting the ball back to start the second half since they deferred when they won the coin toss.
With the two minute warning upon us, look for Brian Schottenheimer's no huddle offense, which has worked well for the Jets so far this year. The only exception is that the Jets have to convert a 3rd and 9 to keep their drive going or else Oakland will get the ball back. Judging by the last few plays, Oakland has the momentum, giving the ball back to Oakland could cause a big problem for the Jets.
Raiders are able to cut into the Jets lead as Darren McFadden runs for 70 yards and scores a touchdown. Had Janikowski made the field goal earlier, it would be tied. To add insult to injury for the Jets, that was the long run against the team since December of 2006.
Aside from the first return, the Jets continue to stop the Raiders inside their own 20-yard line on kickoffs. The Jets offense needs to take advantage of the defense and special teams' ability to pin the Raiders deep in their own territory time after time.
After a drive with plenty of successful rushes by Shonn Greene, the Jets fail to get a touchdown on 3rd and 2. They do get points from the drive as Nick Folk makes a 21-yard field goal to give the Jets a 17-7 lead.
After a drive that was extended by a few New York Jets penalties, Sebastian Janikowski misses a 56-yard field goal. The Jets still lead 14-7.
Raiders continue to run plays that involve their running backs getting the ball whether is a run or pass. Aside from the last 10-yard run by McFadden that gave the Raiders their first down since their first possession, the Jets have been able to stop them.
Jets extend their lead 14-7 as they continue to make use of LaDainian Tomlinson as a receiver. Should be interesting to see how Jason Campbell and the Raiders respond after being shut down for several possessions.
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