Oakland and New York gained virtually identical yardage on Sunday in the Jets 37-27 victory. Actually the Raiders won the yardage battle, 383-352.
It’s the 37 points that is the problem here, though. New York came into the game 31st in the NFL, averaging just 15.8 points per game.
Charles Woodson was not enthused with the defense’s performance, to say the least, according to Scott Bair at CSN Bay Area.
“We looked like the Bad News Bears out there,” Woodson said. “In saying that, I want to give a lot of credit to our offense. They never stopped fighting, and they really gave us a chance to stay in the game. Then, defensively, we went out there and basically peed down our leg. It’s just embarrassing.”
Oakland came into the game giving up 25 points per contest, good for 19th in the NFL.
“That’s as embarrassing a game as I’ve ever been a part of,” Woodson said. “I think each one of us took turns messing up, calls or defenses or whatever, not making plays. We’re all to blame for what happened out there today. … We played some bad football.” [CSN Bay Area]
New York improved to 6-7 on the season, while the Raiders fell to 4-9. Frustration seems to be close to an all-time high, at least on the defensive side of the ball, in Oakland.