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Raiders Run Through the Jets Enroute to 34-24 Win

The Raiders gave the Jets a little taste of their old medicine Sunday, running the ball down their throats on the way to a 34-24 win in their home opener

Darren McFadden had two of Oakland’s four touchdown runs, and blasted through holes for 171 yards on 19 carries, as the Raiders ran for 234 yards, and put up 7 yards a carry.

Denarius Moore and Michael Bush scored touchdowns 42 seconds apart in the second half for Oakland, which has won 10 of the past 13 home games against the Jets.

Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell completed 18-of-27 passes for 156 yards.

Mark Sanchez threw for 369 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 27- of-43 attempts for the Jets, who fell to 2-1 with the loss.

Trailing 17-7 in the second quarter, McFadden made it a one-possession game with a 70-yard dash to the end zone. Sebastian Janikowski drew Oakland even by drilling a 54-yard field goal as the first half ended.

The Jets were denied on 4th-and-2 at the Oakland 37 late in the third quarter. On the fourth play of the ensuing drive, Moore took a reverse and ran 23 yards for the go-ahead score with 40 seconds remaining.

New York muffed the kickoff and the Raiders recovered deep in Jets’ territory. Two seconds into the fourth quarter, Bush powered his way up the middle from a yard out to put Oakland up 31-17.

Later in the frame, Sanchez hit Plaxico Burress for a 16-yard touchdown, capping a 10-play drive that originated from the New York seven.

Janikowski provided some insurance by converting a 49-yarder with 2:37 to play.

Sanchez then led the Jets down the field and scrambled for what looked like a two-yard touchdown on 4th-and-goal. However, a video review determined Sanchez was short of the end zone.

The game’s opening drive culminated in a two-yard TD run by McFadden, but New York countered later in the first quarter on a one-yard run by Sanchez.

New York’s lead grew to 10 in the second quarter on an 18-yard TD reception by LaDainian Tomlinson and a 21-yard Nick Folk field goal.


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