Oakland Raiders Roughed Up By New York Jets, Lose 3rd Straight

Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets free safety Antonio Allen (39) blocks a punt by Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King (7) and returns it for a touchdown in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders fell behind early and never recovered in a 37-27 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium Sunday, the Raiders’ third straight loss.

It’s also Oakland’s 13th straight defeat in the Eastern Time Zone.

The Jets got a field goal from Nick Folk on their first possession to take a 3-0 lead but the Raiders defense came up with a big play the second time the Jets had the ball. Kevin Burnett picked off Geno Smith and Oakland was in business at the Jets 37-yard line.

But the Raider offense couldn’t move the ball and settled for a 52-yard field goal attempt from Sebastian Janikowski that missed wide to the right on the cold day in New Jersey.

New York made Oakland pay … quickly.

Smith connected with Kellen Winslow for a 30-yard game to the Oakland 28 and one play later, Smith hit Jeremy Kerley for a 25-yard touchdown and a 10-0 Jets lead.

Janikowski kicked a 41-yard field goal early in the second quarter to pull the Raiders back to within 10-3. With 5:06 left, Folk booted a 23-yarder to put New York back up 13-3.

On Oakland’s next drive, the Jets created the big break of the game.

After a three-and-out, the Raiders were preparing to punt the ball back to the Jets with four minutes to go in the first half. But Anthony Allen burst through the center of the line, blocked Marquette King’s kick and recovered in the end zone to put New York up 20-3 at halftime.

The Raiders made a big play early in the second half when Marcel Reece—the fullback starting at the running back spot in place of injured Rashad Jennings—went off left tackle for a 63-yard score to cut the lead to 20-10.

The Jets answered, however, with a 10-play, 65-yard scoring drive capped by an eight-yard run by Smith.

Rookie Matt McGloin drove the Raiders on a solid drive to the middle of the field, then hit Rod Streater with a short pass that Streater turned into a 48-yard touchdown to get Oakland within 10 again at 27-17.

New York put together a drive to the Oakland 33 and Folk kicked his third field goal of the game from 51 yards out for a 30-17 Jets lead after three quarters.

Janikowski hit a 40-yard field goal with 13:25 to go to make it 30-20. But the Jets answered with a touchdown march, going 68 yards on seven plays, capped by Chris Ivory running through a bunch of Raider tackles for a 15-yard touchdown.

The Raiders did put together a terrific drive, but took far too long in a game when they were trailing by 17. Oakland marched 93 yards in 15 plays, burning 6:34 off the clock before McGloin hit Mychal Rivera for a one-yard score.

The Jets hung 37 points on the Raiders after scoring just 20 in their last three games.

Reece finished with 123 yards on 19 carries while McGloin was 18-for-31 for 245 yards and two scores with one interception. Terrelle Pryor saw his first action in more than a month, going 2-for-5 for 20 yards and running three times for four yards. Streater made seven catches for 130 yards and a score.

Ivory rushed for 76 yards on 18 carries for the Jets, while Smith was 16-for-25 for 219 yards passing with a touchdown and a pick, while also gaining 50 yards and a touchdown on five carries.

The Raiders will look to avoid a fourth straight loss back at the Black Hole next Sunday when they host the Kansas City Chiefs in a renewal of their old AFL rivalry. The Chiefs beat the Raiders at Arrowhead in Week 6, 24-7.

Topics: Oakland Raiders

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  • R8drs76

    I haven’t been this disappointed in the Raiders in a long time, well since last year.
    but man those guys playing today looked like theydidn’t even want to play today! They had zero pep in there step and of ccourse again they make a terrible qb look great. How bout Allen 8-21 record sweet us fans have got alota lot to look forward to, this guy sucks at managing a game. Season 1 I was all about this guy but now even as a fan hundreds if not thousands of miles away you can see this job is to much for him. Even with over paid talented players next year this guy will still find a way to lose and us loyal Raiders fans will have to sit by and watch another year year 12 go by in disgust just because no one will step in to stop this insanity

  • Scott N Liz Barnes

    Another reason the Raiders need gruden back.

    • raider_nation

      We could have anybody calling the plays ,but if the players cant tackle it wouldn’t make a difference who calling them …

  • James Holtslander

    I agree with R8dr76, I am actually turning off games before they’re over. I can’t remember ever doing that. I am not sold on mcgloin. I think he’s a solid if not great back up. I’ve had enough of tarvers zone defense on 3rd when it’s obviously a pass down. Thank god we have a lot of money to spend next year….. I do love the players a lot more than previous years… Ready for offseason :-(

  • raider_nation

    A true Raider fan would watch till the end…the staff did a good job on calling the rite plays… The “players” lost this game the key part is that couldn’t tackle anybody miss assignment s wrong position .. the Defense gave up even the mightily Woodson miss 3rd down tackles… yes we have lots of Cap $ next yr and it will b spent on the defense … get ur shit straight…

  • ColMikeS

    This year’s team is no different than the losers Oakland has produced over the past decade +. They can’t tackle, block, catch, coach, or most anything it takes to win. So what are we fans having to endure? Another 4-12 season with no hope that next year’s team will be any better. We all know AD left the shelves bare and financial situation FUBAR, so Reggie hasn’t had much to work with. They’ll be better off cap-wise in 2014, but there’s no guarantee/indication the current coaching staff can make the necessary changes/improvements required to turn the players Reggie assembles into any semblence of a successful NFL team. DA is clearly in over his head, peaking as an O-coord. Neither Pryor or McCloin are NFL-caliber starters. DMC is too brittle & Reese isn’t used enough. The defense and O-line can’t be rebuilt every year and be expected to develop any kind of consistency. WRs can’t separate from DBs or, when they do, can’t hold onto the ball.
    I’m not a Raider hater, I’ve been a fan for 40 years. But, this decade + debacle we’ve had to watch is beyond belief. We need a head coach who can build a winning team and a QB to build the team around. Lets hope Reggie finds both sooner rather than latter.