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- The Jets have their first good game since New Orleans. [NY Times]
- Geno had quite a day on air and ground. [NY Post]
- Politi argues that Ryan was right to stick with Geno Smith. [Star-Ledger]
- Ed Reed enjoyed pick #62, but enjoyed the win more. [NY Post]
- The receivers helped out their quarterback. [NY Post]
- A mixed day for Mr Reed. [Record]
- Better grades for the Jets this week. [NY Post]
- Antonio Allen’s block provided a spark the team bady needed. [Record]
- Palladino asks if the win was enough to save the coach. [CBS NY]
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.comThis 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.
It’s been a little while, but here’s the post you’ve been waiting for more than a month to see again …
The Jets did it. It only took a team another team with a porous defense and a young quarterback to get it done to get off the schneid and stop the bleeding. Thankfully, it came against an age-old conference rival.
DO YOUR ANTI-SNOW DANCE, WILSON BROTHERS!!!
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.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
Some matchups to look for today in the Jets – Raiders tilt.
Stefen Wisniewski Versus Damon Harrison
Running back has been an issue for the Raiders this season between the injuries to their best man Rashad Jennings and Darren McFadden. This means that Jeremy Stewart will be the next man up for the Raiders and they will have to stick to what works when running the ball. So far this season, Oakland likes to run the majority of their ground attack right up the middle. Of course this is where the Jets are at their best with Muhammad Wilkerson and David Harris. We don’t expect that the Raiders will try to get their backs around the edge so when they run, look to see how Wisniewski matches up against Harrison it could be a key element in whether the Jets can shut down Oakland’s running game.
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During the season, Bent’s Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets’ upcoming opponents, enabling a break down of what to watch out for on gameday…
The struggling Raiders, behind the 8-ball all season because so much of their salary cap is tied up in dead money, head to the East Coast for an early game against their fellow strugglers the New York Jets. That’s historically tough for West Coast teams, but the Raiders do have the benefit of a long week to prepare and get adjusted to the early start, following their loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
After the jump, I break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) to try and highlight what the Jets need to look out for. To read more of this story, click here
Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett pick up the pieces from last week with Kristian Dyer, Jets beat writer for Metro NY. Plus – QB talk present and future, a Raiders preview, and at least the “The Forecast” remains competitive.
For the show rundown, click here...
- Miami Mess, Corey is Super Depressed, What Now Geno? A+ What?!
- Kristian Dyer, Jets beat writer for Metro NY, calls in (12:00)
- What’s the mood of the team?
- Why is Ed Reed playing so much?
- A+ Draft, really??
- What now at QB?
- New QB for next year?
- The Forecast (29:10)
The Jets have announced the sad passing of John J. Idzik, the former Jets’ offensive coordinator and father of the current Jets general manager.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.