In an inspired home opener, the Raiders challenged the Jets and emerged victorious 34-24.
Not many people gave the Raiders a chance to win this game. The Jets were known for stopping the run... The Raiders young and inexperienced receiving core was no match for the Jets secondary... Someone forgot to tell the Raiders, because today they came to play.
Campbell and the offense started a little slow in the first quarter, but they tied up the game before the end of the first half. The momentum shifted and continued in the second half as they outscored the Jets 17-7. Campbell had a decent game going 18/27 for 156 yards. He didn't throw any TDs, but he didn't throw any picks and his calm demeanor gave the offense the confidence it needed to get down the field and score. Once again, McFadden was the star of the game running for 171 yards and 2 TDs.
The defense showed up this week, sacking Sanchez 4 times and applying enough pressure to break up any sort of offensive rhythm. They weren't great with the penalties, but at least this time they stopped the Jets from driving down the field afterwards. The defense kept their composure and helped to put the game away.
All in all, it was a great win for the Raiders who played a very complete game. Let's hope the momentum continues for the tough task ahead next week.