Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr leads squad to demolition of New York Jets, 45-20
On Sunday against the New York Jets, the Oakland Raiders were firing on all cylinders in what many would consider a mismatch from the word go. Oakland got on the scoreboard first with a 2-yard TD pass from Derek Carr to former Texas Tech standout Michael Crabtree.
Carr had 230 yards and three touchdowns on 23 of 28 passing. He also had a passer rating of 136.6. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree hauled in all of Carr’s TD passes to go along with 6 catches for 80 yards.
Oakland also recorded 3 rushing scores including Marshawn Lynch’s first touchdown as a member of the silver and black. On defense, Mario Edwards Jr. had two sacks on Jets signal caller Josh McCown. Karl Joseph and Khalil Mack each had a sack in this game as well.
As for the Jets, it just wasn’t their day.
Despite 38-year-old journeyman McCown completing 17 of 25 passes for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns, New York couldn’t comeback from a 21-10 deficit at halftime. The Jets also lost two fumbles and couldn’t get Carr to the ground.
Their defense also allowed 57 yards rushing to veteran receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. That’s the most rushing yards Patterson had in a game since September 7, 2014, against theSt. Louis Rams. New York couldn’t get anything going on offense. Former Seahawk Jermaine Kearse and 10-year-pro Matt Forte had solid outings for the Jets, but that was pretty much it.
Kearse caught four passes for 64 yards and two scores. Meanwhile, Forte had 91 total yards (nine carries for 53 yards, four catches for 38 yards.)
The Raiders were able to win the matchup with New York at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum, 45-20. The silver and black lead the all-time series with the Jets, 25-19-2. Oakland is now 2-0 on the season and will visit the Washington Redskins in Week 3 for a Sunday night football showdown.
With the loss, the Jets are now 0-2 and will return home to host division rivals, Miami Dolphins, next week.