5) Jets front gets no pressure again – The Jets generated 2 sacks one by Calvin Pace and the other by Quinton Coples but only 3 quarterback hits only pressuring when the coverage gives them extra time. The run defense has been subpar as well allowing a 64 yard run for a touchdown by Marcel Reese and not stopping the Raiders consistently. It appears Sheldon Richardson has hit the rookie wall and Wilkerson did not play well for the 2nd consecutive week. The lone bright spot was Quinton Coples who was in the backfield and around the ball for most of the game. The Raiders were running right into the teeth of the Jets defense with success. The missed tackles started to rear their ugly heads again in the 2nd half. Oakland finished with 150 yards rushing at 5.8 yards per carry.
6) Offensive line blocks well – The offensive line blocked relatively well giving Geno Smith mostly clean pockets. Smith was sacked once and hit five times in the first half. The fact that the pockets were better and Smith could set his feet was a big part of Smith playing better than in previous weeks. The run blocking still wasn’t great save a few runs by Ivory. On one play Winters got driven back into Ivory 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage which is a hard feat to accomplish. Chris Ivory had a great pass block where he stood up Sio Moore. Chris Ivory ran well with 71 yards on 16 carries