Who: New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders
When: 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Media: TV – CBS, DirecTV – 710, Radio – ESPN N.Y. 98.7 FM, Sirius – 119, Sirius XM – XM 231, Internet Audio – Audio Pass.
Their Previous Meeting: The last time these two teams met, the Jets had reeled off two straight wins including an overtime victory over the Cowboys to open the season. They headed to the West Coast for their first road trip of the season to face the 1-1 Raiders. Both offenses had explosive days while neither defense could muster much of anything and would come down to who would break first. The Raiders kicked things off with Darren McFadden walking in two yards out for the score however, the Jets quickly responded with Mark Sanchez taking the ball in a yard out to even the match. The Jets built up their lead in the second quarter with Sanchez finding LaDainian Tomlinson on an 18 yard pass while Nick Folk added a 21 yarder to put the Jets ahead. However, in the last 3:40 of the half, Oakland quickly got to work with McFadden breaking off a 70 yard run for a touchdown while Sebastian Janikowski hit a 54 yarder as time expired to once again tie the game. In the third, both teams volleyed back and forth with the football before Oakland managed to drive the field. Jason Campbell found Denarius Moore who took it 23 yards for the score with 40 seconds left in the quarter, giving Oakland the lead. An untimely muffed kickoff return by Antonio Cromartie saw the Raiders recover the ball at New York’s 13 yard line. Predictably, the Raiders managed to punch that one in from a yard out this time with Michael Bush. The Jets still had life left in them and got a shot in the arm when Sanchez found Plaxico Burress for the 16 yard touchdown to bring the Jets within one touchdown of tying the game. Oakland got the ball back on their own 20 however, the Jets’ defense let them down as they let the Raiders get down to New York’s own 31 yard line which set up Janikowski’s 49 yard field goal to go ahead by 10. With time running short, Joe McKnight had a timely 50 yard return to set the Jets up at their 42 and they proceeded to drive down the field to Oakland’s two yard line. Mark Sanchez appeared to have punched it in for a touchdown however, replay overturned the decision and Oakland managed to stop Sanchez a yard short the second time on fourth down. Oakland ran a play and kneeled to drain the remaining 49 seconds as the Jets lost 24-34.
Jets: G Willie Colon (Calf–Probable), CB Antonio Cromartie (Hip–Probable), DT Kenrick Ellis (Back–Probable), WR Stephen Hill (Knee–Questionable), WR Santonio Holmes (Foot/Hamstring–Probable), RB Chris Ivory (Ankle–Probable), WR Jeremy Kerley (Elbow–Probable), C Nick Mangold (Wrist–Probable), LB Garrett McIntyre (Knee–Probable), CB Dee Milliner (Wrist–Probable), WR Greg Salas (Finger–Probable), QB Geno Smith (Right Wrist–Probable), DL Muhammad Wilkerson (Wrist–Probable), and TE Kellen Winslow (Knee–Probable).
Raiders: S Tyvon Branch (Ankle–Questionable), G Mike Brisiel (Ankle/Knee–Out), LB Miles Burris (Toe–Questionable), DE Jason Hunter (Foot–Probable), RB Rashad Jennings (Concussion–Questionable), LB Kaluka Maiava (Ribs/Calf–Out), RB Darren McFadden (Ankle–Out), WR Denarius Moore (Shoulder–Out), RB Jeremy Stewart (Ankle/Knee–Out), T Menelik Watson (Illness–Probable), and S Usama Young (Neck–Out).
Jets: QB David Garrard, LB Jermaine Cunningham, G William Campbell, T Ben Ijalana, T Oday Aboushi, TE Chris Pantale, and WR Stephen Hill.
Raiders: WR Denarius Moore, RB Darren McFadden, RB Rashad Jennings, RB Jeremy Stewart, S Tyvon Branch, G Lamar Mady, and G Mike Brisiel.
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