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Jets Trail Late

Eric Allen Gives His Reaction to Sunday’s Play in Oakland


FitzMagic Halted: Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a left hand injury on the Jets' first possession. After finishing a 12-yard run, Fitzpatrick came up holding his left hand and went to the sideline. Geno Smith entered the game for the Green & White, converting a third down with a 23-yard connection to Jeremy Kerley. Fitzpatrick's return was listed as questionable.

Raiders Firing on All Cylinders: The Raiders scored on their first two possessions, taking a 14-3 lead on a pair of Derek Carr touchdown passes. After throwing a fade to Andre Holmes in the first quarter, Carr beat a Jets' zone while finding a crossing Michael Crabtree. From there Crabtree muscled his way through a few tackles and took it right into the Black Hole.

Run Game Discrepancy: Determined not to let Chris Ivory beat them, the Raiders loaded up against the Jets' back while holding him to 15 yards on first 10 carries. Conversely Latavius Murray, who had a 26-yard scamper on the Silver & Black's first scoring drive, totaled 40 yards on his first six carries.  The Jets entered this contest without perennial Pro Bowler Nick Mangold (neck) as Wesley Johnson started at center.

Photos from Sunday's Game in Oakland

Revis-Cooper: Carr dialed long distance for rookie Amari Cooper on the Raiders' first play from scrimmage, but the ball sailed incomplete. Cooper did catch his next three targets for 30 yards. Carr completed 12 of his first 14 passes for 118 yards.

Beaten to the Punch: The Jets are on the ropes here late in the second stanza. Carr has thrown three TDs – two of the them to Holmes - and the Raiders are up 21-3. This is by far the largest deficit of the season and Charles Woodson just intercepted Geno Smith. The Silver & Black are back on the attack and the Jets badly need a stop of some kind.

Trading 7s in the 3rd: After Folk's second field closed the first half scoring, the Jets' defense surrender a 93-yard scoring drive to open the third. Carr culminated the march on a 59-yard scoring connection to Taiwan Jones. The speedy back did most of the damage himself, racing by Demario Davis, sidestepping a Macrus Williams tackle and evading Marcus Gilchrist before sprinting to the end zone. Carr has completed 17 of his first 21 passes for 261 yards and 4 TDs. But the Jets answered with a scoring drive of their own, getting down the field on Smith's 28-yard toss to Brandon Marshall.

Smith Trying to Rally: The third-year QB, who completed 22 of his first 29 for 206 yards, made it a two score game when he hit Kellen Davis for a one-yard TD. Smith set up his second TD with a 29-yard explosion down the Jets' sideline.

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