NY Jets: Scouting the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of Week 13 matchup

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The NY Jets stay home for this week as they play host to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Another week for NY Jets fans to wish the season was just coming to an end. As the Jets are set to host the Las Vegas Raiders, let’s take a look back at all of the success the Jets have had in recent weeks.

That’s it. Quite a long list.

Seriously, the Jets have disappointed many of their loyal fans this season as countless people didn’t think this team was all that capable of dropping all 16 games. Well, most of us.

The Raiders are set to travel east to take on an opponent in the Jets whom they got rather decimated by the previous year. Yes, the Jets blew out another team. It wasn’t all that pretty, either.

While the Raiders seem to be much improved, the Jets have only declined competitively, and their roster lacks true talent at key positions to compete week in, week out.

The Jets, so far, have looked competitive in perhaps two games leading up to this matchup against Las Vegas. There isn’t any clue as to why the Jets should be able to keep pace with an AFC playoff-caliber squad. Or is there?

Traveling across the country is no easy task for any NFL team, nonetheless a team that hasn’t been accustomed to doing so thus far this season.

Although the Raiders have already traveled to New England earlier in the year, they lost that contest by sixteen points, wider than a two-touchdown margin. Bottom line, Las Vegas has not looked particularly good while traveling across the county, let alone on the road.

The NY Jets are mostly healthy heading into Week 13

Let’s take a look at the injury report for the Jets this week. Linebacker Blake Cashman suffered a hamstring injury while playing special teams against the Dolphins. He could be out a couple of weeks, per Adam Gase.

Right tackle George Fant was limited in practice on Thursday, but there’s an evolving chance that he could play Sunday. Safety Bradley McDougald, whom the Jets placed on short-term IR four weeks ago, won’t be activated any time soon, per Gase.

Gase suggested on Wednesday that he may be done for the season, as the timetable to activate him off of injured reserve is closing quickly.

Left guard Alex Lewis, who was listed with a non-injury related designation dating back to this past week, was placed on the non-football injury list as part of an ongoing effort to get Lewis the help he needs off the field. He’s out until further notice, eligible to return in three weeks.

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Overall, the Jets shouldn’t win this game, there is absolutely no reason for this team to compete. Though, at 0-11, staring a hopeless season directly in the face, they still seem to have some fight.

Score Prediction: Raiders 30, NY Jets 20