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David Harris and Antonio Allen tackle Mychal Rivera of the Oakland Raiders after a reception in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Allen Rewards Ryan’s Faith, Shines In Jets’ Opener

There was one player whose development Sunday took me by surprise and deserves some extra attention. And no, it’s not quarterback Geno Smith.

09/08/2014

Chris Ivory of the New York Jets runs the ball against Antonio Smith of the Oakland Raiders on Sept. 7, 2014, at MetLife Stadium. (credit: Getty Images)

Defense, Big Ivory Run Lead Jets Past Raiders 19-14

Chris Ivory burst through a few tackle attempts for a 71-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and the New York Jets’ defense clamped down on Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr in a 19-14 victory Sunday.

09/08/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Jets Win, Jeter Has His Day — It’s OK To Feel Good!

It wasn’t the prettiest of Jets victories, but Craig is certainly encouraged, although curbing his own enthusiasm.

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Ray Rice (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Carl Banks On WFAN: Where Is The NFLPA On The Ray Rice Situation?

“The group that’s conspicuously absent in terms of voice on this is the NFL Players Association and their leader, DeMaurice Smith.”

09/08/2014

Aerial view of MetLife Stadium (Photo by LI-Aerial/Getty Images)

Jets Fans Enjoy Nice Start To 2014 Season With Win Over Raiders At MetLife

Chris Ivory burst through a few tackle attempts for a 71-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and the New York Jets’ defense clamped down on Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr.

09/07/2014

Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets passes during the first quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Will Schneekloth/Getty Images)

Geno Smith Looks To Take Next Step As Jets Open Season Vs. Raiders

With more weapons at his disposal, Smith and the Jets look for better things in his second season as they host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

09/07/2014

Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets drops back to pass against the Indianapolis Colts during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 7, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After Solid Summer Vick Says He Is A Better QB Than He Was Last Year

It’s hard to argue with him, especially after a solid summer in which he looked anything but a 34-year-old quarterback in the twilight of his career.

09/06/2014

Jets quarterback Michael Vick drops back to pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 7, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Though He’s The Backup, Jets’ Vick Says He’s A Better QB Now Than Last Year

Michael Vick knows he has a lot of football left in him. He sees it when he watches himself on film. He feels it when he zips around the field and flings the ball downfield.

09/05/2014

Jets corner Dee Milliner, right, breaks up a pass to Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem during New York’s 26-20 win at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 3, 2013. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Rex: Milliner A No-Go; Jets To Start Allen, Walls At Corner Against Raiders

Who knows what’s going to happen? The Jets will be without their best cornerback when they take on the visiting Oakland Raiders in the season opener on Sunday.

09/05/2014

Jets linebacker Demario Davis celebrates a fourth-down stop against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on Oct. 7, 2013. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Linebacker Demario Davis: Jets Expect To ‘Shock The World’

“(We want) to go out and shock the world. We got a point to prove, and that’s (that) we’re tough to deal with when we’re playing at our best. And that’s what we gotta do, play our best.”

09/05/2014

(Credit, Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets’ Revamped Secondary Debuts On Sunday Against Raiders

One of the biggest stories heading into Sunday’s game is the starting lineup in the New York Jets defensive backfield, as it has been modified due to injuries and roster decisions.

09/05/2014

Geno Smith (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Be Optimistic All You Want, But Ultimately They’re Still The Jets

I’m not dismissing the possibility that the Jets will roll over the Raiders and their rookie quarterback, but I’ve been fooled so many times in the past that the following tenet is ingrained in my soul: Beware of high expectations.

09/05/2014

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Keidel: 2014 NFL Season Preview — Who Will Hoist The Lombardi Trophy?

Rather than plod, let’s plow through the NFL season and pick some playoff teams and beyond.

09/05/2014

Fans cheer on the Jets at MetLife Stadium.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

LISTEN: J-E-T-S! Week 1 Chant Leader Derek Tabacco Belts It Out On WFAN

Tabacco, aka “Rescue Man,” was selected to lead MetLife Stadium in “J-E-T-S! Jets! Jets! Jets!” for Sunday’s opener against the Raiders. And as you’ll hear, he’s got the goods.

09/05/2014

Geno Smith and Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Geno, Rex Can’t Let Beatable Oakland Take Opener

The road begins Sunday. Wherever it leads, whatever it holds in store for coach and quarterback, the Raiders game will give fans a good idea of it.

09/05/2014

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