Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders win over the New York Jets, presented by Microsoft Surface.
Raiders 45, Jets 20
The Raiders beat the Jets by a score of 45-20 to earn their first home-opener victory since 2013, when they defeated the Jaguars.
The victory gives the Raiders their first 2-0 start since 2002, when the team finished 11-5 and appeared in Super Bowl XXXVII.
The Silver and Black now hold a six-game advantage in the overall series against the Jets, with the series currently standing at 23-17-2. Oakland now holds a 15-6-1 advantage over New York at home.
The win marks consecutive victories over Gang Green, after beating the team by score of 34-20 in their previous matchup on Nov. 1, 2015.
Starters - Offense
WR Michael Crabtree
LT Donald Penn
LG Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
RG Gabe Jackson
RT Marshall Newhouse
TE Jared Cook
WR Amari Cooper
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
TE Lee Smith
**Starters - Defense
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
DT Eddie Vanderdoes
NT Justin Ellis
DE Khalil Mack
SLB Bruce Irvin
MLB Marquel Lee
WLB Cory James
LCB David Amerson
RCB TJ Carrie
FS Reggie Nelson
SS Karl Joseph
The offense scored over 40 points for the first time since Week 7 of 2010, when they defeated the Broncos by a score of 59-14.
The Raiders scored six total touchdowns on the afternoon, three of them coming on the ground and another three through the air, the first time doing so since Oct. 6, 2002 against the Bills.
QB Derek Carr tallied another three-touchdown performance, the 13th of his career, good for the second-most three-touchdown games through a quarterback’s first four seasons in NFL History.
WR Michael Crabtree scores three times for the second time in his career, the first coming on Oct. 2, 2016 against the Ravens.
RB Marshawn Lynch scored his first touchdown as a Raider, his 75th career rushing score and first since Nov. 15, 2015, tying him for 23rd on the NFL’s all-time list.
DE Khalil Mack registered his first sack of 2017. The sack is the 31st of his career and ties him with Lance Johnstone and Sean Jones for ninth-most in club history.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson scored his first touchdown as a Raider. All five of Patterson’s career rushing touchdowns have gone for at least 30 yards.
QB Derek Carr
With 4:58 left in the first quarter, Carr orchestrated an 11-play, 81-yard drive lasting 5:59, culminating in a 2-yard touchdown to WR Michael Crabtree.
Carr connected with Crabtree for a second touchdown, a 26-yard pass to culminate an 8-play, 85-yard drive lasting 4:38 to give the Raiders a 14-0 advantage.
On a 16-yard pass to *WR Amari Cooper *in the fourth quarter, Carr passed Tom Flores and now ranks sixth on the Raiders all-time passing list with 11,680.
Carr found Crabtree for the third time, connecting on a 1-yard pass following *S Karl Joseph’s *strip sack in the fourth quarter. Crabtree’s third score gave Oakland a 42-13 lead.
Carr’s third touchdown of the day marked his 13th career game with three-plus touchdown, tying the second-most in NFL history through a player’s first four seasons.
Carr finished the game throwing for 230 yards on 23-of-28 passing with three touchdowns and zero interceptions, earning a passer rating of 136.6.
**WR Michael Crabtree
Crabtree helped put the Raiders on the board, capping an 11-play, 81-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown reception.
Crabtree found the end zone early in the second quarter with a 26-yard touchdown reception from QB Derek Carr.
Crabtree led all receivers with four receptions for 75 yards at the end of the first half, totaling 11 receptions, 177 yards and three touchdowns in his last six quarters vs. the Jets.
Through six quarters of the 2017 season, Crabtree also led the NFL with four receptions of at least 20 yards, following three first-half 20-yard receptions.
He hauled in his third touchdown reception of the game, a 1-yard pass from Carr, following a strip sack by S Karl Joseph in the fourth quarter.
Crabtree’s third touchdown of the day marked his second game with three receiving touchdowns. He first accomplished the feat on Oct. 2, 2016 against the Ravens.
Crabtree has now recorded 20 touchdowns as a Raider, which ties for fourth most in the NFL since joining the team in 2015.
Following the game’s conclusion, Crabtree’s three receiving touchdowns rank first in the NFL, while his 163 receiving yards are tied for fifth.
Crabtree ended the day as the game’s leading receiver with 80 yards on six receptions (13.3 avg.) with three touchdowns.
RB Marshawn Lynch
Following a muffed punt recovery late in the second quarter, Lynch found the end zone for the first time as a Raider. Lynch’s 2-yard touchdown run marked the 75th of his career, moving him into a tie for 23rd most in NFL history with Clinton Portis.
Lynch recorded a game-high 12 carries for 45 yards (3.8 avg.) with one touchdown on the day.
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Patterson found the end zone for the first time as a Raider, breaking off a 43-yard run with 3:39 left in the third quarter to extend the Raiders’ lead, 28-13. The score marked his first rushing touchdown since the opening weekend of the 2014 season and his fifth overall.
Patterson finished the day with three rushes for 57 yards (19.0) and one touchdown, while adding one catch for six yards. He also returned three kickoffs for 70 yards (23.3) with a 31-yard long.
RB Jalen Richard
Richard set a career high with a 39-yard reception from QB Derek Carr in the second quarter, besting his previous best of 29 yards set against the Texans on Nov. 21, 2016. Richard’s catch helped set up the Raiders second score of the day, a 26-yard touchdown to WR Michael Crabtree.
On first-and-10 from Oakland’s 48-yard line, Richard broke free and scored from 52 yards out to put the Raiders up 35-13 with 12:59 left to play in the game. The score marked his second career rushing touchdown of at least 50 yards, and the offense’s longest play of the season.
Richard finished as the game’s leading rusher with 58 yards on six carries (9.7 avg.) with one touchdown and a 52-yard long, adding two receptions for 51 yards (25.5 avg.).
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
Edwards Jr. recorded his first full sack of the season on third-and-9 in the first quarter, taking down QB Josh McCown for a loss of one yard and forcing the Jets to punt on the next play.
Edwards Jr. recorded his second sack of the day, splitting the stop with DL Denico Autry late in the third quarter for a loss of four yards.
Edwards Jr. finished the day with three tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks, the first multi-sack game of his career.
S Karl Joseph
Joseph recorded his first career sack in the fourth quarter, taking down QB Josh McCown and forcing a fumble on the play. Two plays later, the Raiders’ offense scored from one yard out to give the team a 42-13 lead.
Joseph totaled five tackles (three solo) with one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
DE Khalil Mack
Mack recorded his first sack of the 2017 season, good for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter. Mack’s sack of QB Josh McCown was the 31st of career, moving him into a tie for ninth in club history with Lance Johnstone and Sean Jones.
Mack started in his 50th consecutive game to begin his career, becoming just the second player in Raiders history to do so. Charles Woodson was the first (1998-01).
Mack ended the game with four tackles (three solo) and one sack for a loss of nine yards.
Special Teams Highlights
P Marquette King
With his first punt inside the 20-yard line, King became the 4th play in franchise history (dating back to 1991) with at least 130 punts inside the 20-yard line. (Shane Lechler - 320, Ray Guy - 210, Jeff Gossett - 180).
King punted a total of three times for 166 yards (55.3 avg.) with two pinned inside the opponent's’ 20-yard line and a long of 65 yards.
K Giorgio Tavecchio
On fourth-and-10 from the Jets’ 11-yard line, Tavecchio split the uprights from 29 yards out to increase the lead to 25, with the field goal being the final points of the contest.
Tavecchio is now 5-of-5 kicking on the season and is tied for third overall in the league in points scored, while tying for first among kickers.
Tavecchio finished the contest making his only field goal attempt, while knocking in all six PATs, totaling nine points.
**Highlighting NFL Debuts
CB Gareon Conley
After missing the season opener with an injury, Conley made his NFL debut on the second defensive snap of the game.
Conley recorded the first pass defensed of his career, disrupting a deep pass intended for Jermaine Kearse in the opening quarter.
Conley finished the game with three tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed.
WR Johnny Holton
With 2:00 left in the first half, Holton recovered a muffed punt at the Jets 4-yard line to set up a touchdown by RB Marshawn Lynch, his first as a Raider.
Holton’s recovery gave the Raiders a 21-10 lead at the end of the half.
S Reggie Nelson
Nelson led the team with eight tackles (three solo) in the contest.