NY Jets get humbled by Oakland Raiders

By Paul A. Esden Jr.

The NY Jets came into Oakland with high expectations and left with a whole lot of question marks

The Jets, fresh off a loss to their division rivals the New England Patriots, looked to rebound with a road trip to Oakland. But the Jets got embarrassed, there’s no other way around it as they couldn’t move the ball, couldn’t generate a pass-rush and they allowed the Raiders offense to go off beyond comprehension.

Derek Carr lit up the Jets’ high-priced secondary, picking them apart all-day long going for 333 yards through the air with a 4 touchdown pass day and no turnovers. If I would have told you that the Jets just gave up the most yards they had given up all season, I doubt anyone would have guessed that team would be the Raiders.

The Jets just looked out of sync the entire game and their usually dependable defense was just outplayed today. The Jets have a lot of questions to answer when they return to Florham Park. As grim as this loss was for the Jets, they still control their own destiny sitting at 4-3 and still hold 2nd place in the AFC East.

Final in Oakland. #NYJvsOAK pic.twitter.com/LV6fvlEOZQ

— New York Jets (@nyjets) November 2, 2015

The Jets uncharacteristically allowed the Raiders to run all over their defense by way of Latavius Murray gaining over 100+ yards on the ground and that was the story of the game. We talked about Carr going off, Murray went off and the Jets couldn’t keep up and buried themselves in a big hole early and were never able to recover.

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This game could have huge playoff implications when the Jets get to the end of the season, especially since the first tie-breaker is head-to-head match-ups. The Jets also dealt with a myriad of injuries from last week with Nick Mangold to today with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith all suffering injuries.