Final Score: Jets 37 – Raiders 27

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The Jets 37 points was the most that the Jets had scored since they started the 2012 season against the Buffalo Bills.

Jets quarterback Geno Smith scored his first touchdown through the air since Week 7.  Geno was 16/25 with one touchdown pass and one interception.  In addition, Geno had 50 crucial yards rushing and one rushing score.

In his first game back in a month, WR Jeremy Kerley caught four passes for 41 yards and one touchdown.

Antonio Allen blocked a punt from just outside the Raiders end zone and leapt on the ball to score a touchdown.  It was the team’s first special teams touchdown in almost two years.

Ed Reed had an interception to set up a short field for the Jets in the first half, but he also had another play where he overpursued and his collision with Antonio Cromartie caused am untouched Rod Streater touchdown.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

This win is more sigh of relief than exultant shout.  The Jets have stopped the bleeding of their previous three game losing streak and might somehow remain in the hunt, but with wins by Baltimore and Miami the Jets are on the outside looking in and look to remain there.

On the positive side, the Jets did a very nice job of moving the ball against the Raiders.  The run game worked well and Chris Ivory did a good job of taking pressure off the quarterback.  Geno looked more confident, throwing strikes deep and showing the deft touch on a few screen passes.  Having Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson helped out and while Kerley only had four catches, they came at opportune moments and helped move the chains in some key situations along with his touchdown.

Ed Reed’s interception was his first since Week 12 of 2012 and set up the Jets for a short field and score, still he’s not demonstrating the need to be on the field the whole game, something that was evident on the play in which he knocked Cromartie off his coverage and allowed Rod Streater to take a pass untouched in for a score.

Dee Milliner played well, breaking up a few passes and using the boundary to help him defend some deep balls.  Of course the Raiders aren’t the Broncos, but it was good to see Milliner play well and hopefully gain some confidence.

On the whole, the Jets defense seemed to struggle.  Third stringer RB Marcel Reece ran for more yards than an running back has on the Jets in as long as I can remember.  Rookie quarterback Matt McGloin (who was oddly yanked early only to be re-inserted) threw for 245 yards, two scores and an interception.  The Jets got the job done, but it wasn’t a clean performance.

The Jets now will head next Sunday to Charlotte to play one of the dominant NFC’s best teams, the 9-3 Carolina Panthers.

97 comments
Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

The Miami win was absolutely the best result for us in that game. Pittsburgh could win out without a doubt, so their eighth loss was important. Miami will meantime lose to New England, meaning that we get the chance to eliminate them in Week 17 (the only way any of this is relevant is if we win next week and against Cleveland).


Baltimore have a tough run, with the Patriots and Lions to come, so though their win hurts, they're not there yet.


I can't see more than one team getting those nine wins, so whoever makes it will get the spot.

a57se
a57se

Interesting weekend in the NFL, this weekend set a record for the most TD's on an NFL weekend!

Despite the snow in several cities, noone seemed capable of playing good D this week!

Jerry
Jerry

I was at this game, man was it chilly at MetLife today. 

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

So the team finally "competed" and won. Can we petition the NFL to play the Raiders at home every week?


Too bad the team showed up 4 weeks too late. If he's going to continue as a Head Coach anywhere, Rex really has to learn how to prepare his team to come out fighting off a Bye. It took four games for them to get their competitive spirit back this year. Maybe a better approach next time would be  "you've had your time off and now it's time to seriously get back to work for the stretch drive" would be better than a team building exercise.


Think about it, if your still here next year, Rex.

Howard Alter
Howard Alter

Hard to fathom we are a -111 on points after 13 games and still not eliminated. Rex has done the best he can do.   We all have blind spots so not blaming him, But we need a HC  that balances offense/defense and doesn't fall in love #sanchez  #reed   #2013A*draftclass.  He will get picked up to run a defense in the NFL like that.   

dgdg
dgdg

So, didn't watch the game as I was in an airplane headed to NYC and omg the Jets WON!  Is this one of those "now I have to stay in the basement" moments as per that awful beer commercial that runs during most games?  Do I have to fly to the States every Sunday for the Jets to win?  Or is it just dumb lady luck.  WE WON!  It's like holy crap, an actual win.  For one day, every one can stop pulling their hair out.  So was it a good performance or did we just get lucky?

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

So just FYI guys, regarding Livefyre—It doesn't appear to support Safari. So that kinda sucks.


(And this is the old Marcus, in case people don't know that)

Paddy O'Flannahan
Paddy O'Flannahan

Is anyone else having a problem typing? For some reason I have to type very deliberately for the letters to appear on livefyre

Paddy O'Flannahan
Paddy O'Flannahan

Nice to have a victory. Can' believe the ravens pulled out that win. O well. Its a longshot but the Jets are still alive. Next week is a real tough one in Carolina. Right now I am going to enjoy this win.

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

People say what they want about Kerely but Geno plays better with him in the lineup.

James Plath
James Plath

Though it's early, the SNY switch from Disqus to Livefyre may make for a nice case study in how to kill a thriving community. The game threads used to have well over 1,000 posts (today, 300's), and these summaries used to have hundreds more (right now, 20). I will likely create a separate twitter account, as anonymity is an important element to sports communities, but am saddened by what may be the end of an era here at the Jets Blog. Basset, Bent, hang in there!

Pat d
Pat d

The league is becoming a joke

bob
bob

@Jerry

Ya it was cold I couldn't figure out why they didn't close the roof on the stadium. What a billion dollar stadium with no roof?

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@dgdg Hey,

take the plane next week during the Panthers game ..."it' s not weird if it works ! "

juunit
juunit

I guess the solution for the future is fly on a plane with TVs.


Was a good performance. It wasn't any mind blowing domination or anything though, and it was the Raiders. I'm not expecting a similar result against the Panthers next week, especially since it looks like they'll be coming off a loss. 


The best takeaway from the game is it seems Smith found his confidence after he threw the TD to Kerley.

juunit
juunit

You actually use Safari? 


After I got my Mac, I opened Safari once, then used it to install Firefox.

BenNevis
BenNevis

Marcus—

Well, if livefyre doesn't support Safari, that may explain why TJB crashed my iphone last night. All I did was try to open this site, and my screen froze, and the home button and touchscreen controls were disabled.

Looks like I won't be opening TJB again on my phone for a while.

Brendan
Brendan

I have no way of knowing this for certain, but I get the feeling Kerley being in the lineup opens things up big time for the intermediate zones, specifically to the TE. 

a57se
a57se

Oh, Geno was marvelous with Kerley in there today!

What a difference!

Bent
Bent

@James Plath Honestly, we've had 1,000 comments like three times ever.  400 comments is about the going rate for a gamethread that isn't a huge game or an embarrassing loss.  And this thread now has 71 comments and the conversation seems to still be flowing.


Traffic doesn't seem to be down so far and we will keep hassling SNY to make improvements to the livefyre system based on your collective feedback.


We are determined to keep the community alive as best we can.

BenNevis
BenNevis

James Plath—

I agree. I didn't think it was possible, but TJB now has a comments format that's worse than DISQUS—and DISQUS sucked.

The type in the comments section, for just one instance, is now so tiny it's almost illegible.

On the screen of my ipad mini, the word "illegible" is three-tenths of an inch wide and less than a tenth of an inch high.

For another instance, the site now does not remember who I am, and I have to sign into my account each time I try to post a comment.

For another instance, if one logs in via an SNY account, there appears to be no way to keep or display one's avatar.

For yet another instance, the wide, ugly, useless banners of bs that hog about two-thirds of the screen are still present in the new format. But now it's even more difficult to read the comments section than it was before.

Then last night, when I tried to open TJB on my iphone 5s, it crashed my phone. The screen froze, and the home button and the touchscreen controls were disabled.

And to top it all off, this format change is all about SNY trying to data mine the commenters at TJB, via Facebook and Twiitter.

The comments section was so much more fluid and user friendly and legible about three or four iterations back, which is now some four or five years ago.

With each new and inferior iteration, one after another, I find myself simply coming to this site less often. It got to the point, during the DISQUS iteration, that I hardly commented here any more at all. And I had once commented quite often, quite a number of times each day. But some time back, it simply became too difficult to comment here, even with state-of-the-art devices. And now it appears to be even more difficult, more unpleasant than ever before.

All of which is to say, it looks as though I'll be visiting—and commenting on—this site now even less often than I did during the DISQUS days.

If SNY insists on imposing a crappy format on TJB, the effect is simply to push me away.

I wish it were otherwise. I miss the long, involved exchanges I used to have here with Bent and others.

But SNY has all but destroyed this site. So it looks like I'll be checking in only now and then to see what Bent and some of the others have to say.

One more thing: I emailed Andrew at SNY about all of the above, and his reply was a boilerplate form letter, the kind of letter sent automatically to anyone with any concern about the new format.

Not very encouraging.

Pat d
Pat d

It keeps getting worse after every change

dennisb
dennisb

So create an SNY account that's anonymous. But I think forums without anonymonity work better because things stay more civilized.

a57se
a57se

Yeah, Bronx Cheer for SNY!

a57se
a57se

Too bad we don't play the Raiders again next week!

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@juunit Yeah, it has one key feature that I can't quite get to work in Chrome... Command + 1-9 goes to bookmarks 1-9. And that one's pretty non-negotiable for me. (I really dislike Firefox... It's quite behind the times at this point as far as technology support)

BenNevis
BenNevis

juunit—

Safari is the default browser on my devices (an ipad mini and an iphone 5s).

asroma
asroma

@Brendan kerley's elusiveness ,is his main skill and geno recognizes quick enough to get him the ball. he reminds me of cocth.

DrJonathanReefer
DrJonathanReefer

The stats that back it up are impressive too.

I guess it's gotta be a comfort thing.

Brian Bassett
Brian Bassett

@Bent @James Plath we generally get a much higher volume of comments after losses by a long shot ..... guess that's pretty obvious :D

Brian Bassett
Brian Bassett

@BenNevis Hi Ben, I've aggregated all your comments and share some of the concerns.  I will see what I can get done with the admins.

Brendan
Brendan

@BenNevis Ben, what browser do you use? Do you use Google Chrome? I really think you would appreciate the script Marcus put together, it eliminates that sidebar on the left that has all the SNY blogs on it, opening things up a lot. 


Unfortunately, the small type can only be adjusted if you increase the font size on your browser, I'm pretty sure. 

McGeorge
McGeorge

@dennisb

Do you think McGeorge is anything close to my real name?

Do you think I used the email account that I signed up with for anything other than forums?


Civility comes from being enforced by the moderator.


dennisb
dennisb

I totally butchered the spelling of anonymity there.

James Plath
James Plath

@dennisb "Civilized" is a function of the quality of the site/content (high at TJB), along with dedication of admins/moderators (aka Bent & cos). Good content attracts intelligent, and usually more level-headed ppl, and good mods keep the riff-raff in line.

BenNevis
BenNevis

juunit—

Yeah, you can get Google Chrome (& Firefox & other browsers) on an imac or macbook, but I don't think it's possible to use anything but Safari on an ipad or an iphone.

dgdg
dgdg

@juunit


Never had a problem posting here using safari.  At least, not yet...

juunit
juunit

I don't have an iPad or iPhone. But, I think you can get the Google Chrome app on them through the app store.

dennisb
dennisb

And that Kerley is a much better receiver than any of the schmucks they've been playing.

BenNevis
BenNevis

Brian Bassett—

I just tried to post a reply to you using an iphone 4, but it doesn't appear to have worked (Saturday night, just trying to open TJB crashed my iphone 5s).

Thanks for passing along my concerns to SNY. I emailed Andrew on Sunday with everything I said in the long post above, but his reply was a boilerplate form letter.

I hope you can convince SNY that it's in their best interest to improve the format—I wish you all the best with this, Bassett!

BenNevis
BenNevis

Brendan—

I don't think I have a choice of browser: Safari is the default browser for the devices I use (an ipad mini and an iphone 5s, though after TJB crashed my phone last night, I probably won't be opening this site on my phone again for a while).