The New York Jets have won their third game in a row with a dominant all-around victory over the Oakland Raiders.
The Jets put up 34 points for a third straight week. They had everything working on offense, and that starts and ends with Sam Darnold. Despite a patchwork offensive line that only got more battered when Chuma Edoga went down early, Darnold and the Jets offense marched down the field with ease.
The Jets scored on all but two of their possessions in the first half. One of those possessions was a one-play kneel down, and the other was a missed 48-yard field goal.
It was complete domination. It only got better after the half. Darnold led the Jets down the field for an easy four-play 81-yard TD drive that was capped off with a Ryan Griffin TD. After the Raiders turned the ball over on downs the offense went right back to work. Darnold led another short 4-play possession that ended with a Robby Anderson TD.
The dagger came one play later. To start their next drive Derek Carr threw an interception that Brian Poole returned for a TD. With that, the Jets had a 31 point for the second straight week. It was the first time in franchise history that the Jets had a lead of at least 30 points in back-to-back games.
The defense’s role in this game should not be understated. They held the Raiders offense to just three points. The Raiders came into the game averaging 22.5 points per game. They were the seventh-ranked total offense in DVOA and the seventh-ranked passing offense in DVOA.
The Jets defense held that offense to zero TDs. The Jets CBs led by Bless Austin and Arthur Maulet gave up just 140 passing yards to a top 10 passing offense in the NFL. In the run game, the Jets held the Raiders to just 68 total yards and 3.1 yards per carry. Josh Jacobs was held to just 34 yards and 3.4 yards per carry, both are career-lows for the rookie RB.
This was as complete a win as the Jets have had this season. They are now on a three-game winning streak and they head to Cincinnati to play the win-less Bengals next Sunday.