Oakland Raiders

Jason Babin celebrates after sacking Raiders QB Derek Carr during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2014. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

Jets ‘Dominated’ Opener, But Need Plenty Of Work With Packers On Tap

Sure, Rex Ryan was happy to be 1-0 and saw some positives. He also knows the Jets should’ve cruised instead of holding on for a 19-14 victory against the Raiders.

09/09/2014

Jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets’ Ryan Not Thrilled With Win Over Raiders: ‘We Can Play Better’

He wasn’t happy with the 11 penalties — not including two others that were declined — his team was called for. The Jets coach also wasn’t pleased by winning by just five points.

09/08/2014

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Sloppy Performance By New York Jets In Win Over Oakland Raiders

The New York Jets impressed next to no one with their 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Gang Green made several mistakes on both sides of the football while racking up 11 penalties. Luckily for the Jets the Raiders were starting a rookie quarterback that was overwhelmed by Rex Ryan’s defense.

09/08/2014

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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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

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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

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

Eric Decker (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images), Chris Johnson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Don’t Sleep On This Offense: Jets Set To Deploy New Playmakers Vs. Raiders

The wish list for the Jets’ offense was simple, yet ambitious. Playmakers — real difference makers — were needed, and general manager John Idzik went shopping during the offseason.

09/05/2014

Head coach Rex Ryan greets Dee Milliner during the Jets’ game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets’ Rex: Dee Milliner’s Status ‘A Concern’ As Opener Nears

If it were up to Milliner, he would be manning his usual spot in the Jets’ secondary in the season opener. His left ankle, though, might keep him on the sideline.

09/04/2014

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images); Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Jets’ D Has Message For Raiders’ Rookie QB Carr: We’re Coming After You

Despite beating the Raiders by 10 points last season, the Jets said they came away from the game feeling like they only completed half of their mission. That’s because Oakland ran all over their stout and prideful defense.

09/03/2014

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Is Sunday’s Game Against The Raiders A Must-Win For The Jets?

Ever think that an NFL team could face a “must win” situation in Week 1 of a 16-game season? Well, for the New York Jets that could very well be the case as the team faces a daunting schedule in Weeks 2 through 7 and cannot afford a slow start.

09/03/2014

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