Not since the strike shortened season of 1982 have the New York Jets hit the road for 3 straight regular season games, but that’s about to change this Sunday as the Jets visit the Oakland Raiders, the Baltimore Ravens and the New England Patriots.
As head coach Rex Ryan is probably telling his team, one at a time. Up first, the Oakland Raiders who are coming off a terrible loss to the Buffalo Bills in which the Raiders (1-1) blew an 18 point first half lead.
After their season opening road win against the Denver Broncos in which they allowed 38 yards on the ground, the Raiders defense was torn apart by a Buffalo rushing game which provided 217 of the Bills’ 481 total yards in a 38-35 defeat.
Buffalo won the game with five straight touchdown drives in the second half.
Jason Campbell leads the Raiders at Quarterback with 428 yards this season (36-55) with 3 Tds to 1 INT.
Darren McFadden is emerging as a top RB in the NFL and has provided 222 yards this season on 42 attempts (5.3 avg).
At WR it’s Denarius Moore (5 catches, 146 yards). After that, McFadden is the teams leader in receiving yards, so expect the Jets to line up Darrelle Revis on Moore this week.
Richard Seymour anchors an Oakland defense that will give the Jets some troubles, considering that Jets C Nick Mangold will not be in action.