Dec 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) throws a pass while under pressure from Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker (98) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders vs. Jets final score: New York drops Oakland 37-27

Although Darren McFadden found himself on the injury yet again, the Oakland Raiders had to be feeling somewhat confident going into their matchup against the New York Jets considering Rashad Jennings had practiced all week.

However, come Sunday morning not only was McFadden ruled out, but so was Jennings who apparently, despite practicing all week did not clear the NFL’s concussion tests. That didn’t bode well for the Raiders, who were already facing a somewhat up-hill battle against the Jets solid run defense.

Now down to Marcel Reece, who moved from fullback to running back for the day, the Raiders had to hope they could find a way to score points.

Score points they did, but it was their defense which came back to haunt them as the New York Jets could not be kept out of the end zone.

New York found themselves up 20-3 by the second quarter thanks to two touchdowns (one offensively, one special teams) and two field goals. It was a lead they would not relinquish despite Oakland’s best effort, as they continued to push the Jets all afternoon long.

Despite that, New York seemingly had an answer for everything the Raiders did, including playing both Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor at quarterback. Pryor didn’t see the field much, only attempting five passes (completing two for 20 yards).

The win pushed the Jets to 6-7 while the loss dropped Oakland to an ugly 4-9.

Tags: New York Jets Oakland Raiders

  • TribalX

    REGGIE…FIRE DENNIS ALLEN! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • raider_nation

    It had nothing 2 do with the staff … the defense couldnt tackle ..miss assignment wrong position .. this lost was entire on the players on the Defense side….

  • raider_nation

    Dennis Allen has done a good job … if u watch film or replay of the game .. you’ll see the defense couldnt tackle anybody…. even Geno ..

  • TribalX

    Don’t need to look at film. His record of 8-21 speaks for itself.