Quote Sheet: Raiders 34 Jets 20

RAIDERS HEAD COACH JACK DEL RIO

Q: How much did the team improve from last week?

Coach Del Rio:"I think we're getting better each week. The process that we work so hard at, I feel like the coaches are doing a good job game planning, the players are doing a great job coming and being purposeful about our work, learning about each opponent and preparing to come out here and compete. It's a very good football team that we beat today, New York. I have a lot of respect for Todd [Bowles] and his staff and what they're about as a football team. It's a great, great win here at home. Really proud of the effort our guys are putting forth."

Q: How come you didn't run the ball more and kill the clock at the end of the game?

Coach Del Rio:"I loved our play calling all day. I think Bill [Musgrave] did a heck of a job with that. I'll take that, any problems you have with it, I'll take it."

Q: did you have any concerns about giving the ball back?

Coach Del Rio:"Nah, I think we did a really good job finishing against a really good football team." 

Q: You talk several times about the defense you want to have. One, we're going to stop the run, two we're not going to get beat over top. Is that what we saw today?

Coach Del Rio:"I think it's getting there. I think we're playing better and better. On all three phases we're growing we're looking to be better, we're developing guys, we're getting more comfortable with one another, understanding what we're looking for. We continue to take positive steps."

Q: How were you able to run the ball so well?

Coach Del Rio:"It's a tough task. It's a really talented front. They have really good design. Have to credit again the staff that put a plan together, the lineman that went out and blocked, the backs that ran hard. Everybody contributed. The wide receivers that contributed and they're blocking the tight ends. It's a team effort. We knew it was going to be a tough challenge, but we felt like we had a physical group. They definitely have a physical group. Lot of respect for them. It was nice to be able to execute the way we did today against that kind of opponent."

Q: Derek Carr went right at Darrelle Revis on the first play. Was the plan to make a statement?

Coach Del Rio:"Well we weren't about making statements as much as we were going to use our best and challenge their best. I think he's probably the best corner in the game. I think he's really a terrific football player. I have nothing but respect for him. But we really like our guys, too. So we weren't going to be afraid to utilize our guys."

Q: Do you think overconfidence could become an issue?

Coach Del Rio:"We're not looking at it like that. We're a football team that has so much in front of us, so much to do, a lot of things that we will correct that need to be corrected, that need to be better going forward. I think it's awesome, I'm proud of our guys, our staff, our players, how hard we're working at the process of being good. Come out here relaxed and be prepared and play good football, that's what we did. And there's more to go. There are things that we have to do better as we go through the season. We will continue to keep the pedal down, keep grinding and look to be better."

Q: Where you impressed by the fact that it was the second straight week without turnovers?

Coach Del Rio:"Very proud of that fact because that was the No. 1 thing we had to do today, was protect the football, protect our quarterback. Again I just go back to this is a team, I believe they were plus nine in their four victories, we knew that we had to protect the ball, we had to protect our quarterback to have the chance to protect the ball. That starts with the men in the trenches and understanding they bring a lot of different pressure, put a lot of pressure on an offense. I thought our guys came in and executed beautifully."

Q: What did you see from Latavius Murray? It seems when he gets going he's hard to stop.

Coach Del Rio:"Yeah, he's a good football player. He can really put his foot down and go. I thought he ran very decisively today. And Taiwan [Jones] was terrific. Both those guys were heavily involved."

Q: Making plays has been getting contagious for the defense. Is that a contagious thing being ramped up?

Coach Del Rio:"Well, Coach Musgrave always talks about starting a fire, being creative on offense, feeding off that energy that offensive players are creating. They need to make things happen, make positive things happen. I think we have some good skilled people who are doing just that. They're making people miss. They're making people miss tackles. They're executing beautifully, throwing the ball, catching the ball. Derek played very, very well. Made great decisions all day. It's a good thing."

**Q: Is Khalil Mack OK? Are there any other injuries?

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Coach Del Rio:"I think guys that wobble are just a little banged up. I think we're doing pretty good."

Q: Are there any other injuries to report?

Coach Del Rio:"Nothing to speak of?

Q: What has Michael Crabtree brought to the team?

Coach Del Rio:"Michael has been a real pro. We love having him. He's come in from day one and really fit in our locker room. He's been a great teammate. He's does everything we ask. He works his tail off. He's been a great example for Coop [Amari Cooper]. He's been a mentor in some respects that way. And he's making the plays. He's doing more than just being a mentor, he's a play maker. He's having a nice year for us."

Q: Other teams gave up on Taiwan Jones. What did you see in him to give him another shot at running back?

Coach Del Rio:"Explosive speed. He's a talented young man. I believe it was Eastern Washington that he came out of. He did some unbelievable things there with the ball in his hands. Really wanted to have our offense, we're looking for explosive play makers, he is one. Jumped at the opportunity. Told him early, 'Hey, we're going to move you and we believe you can really be an asset for us. We're not just moving you to find a spot, we're moving you because we think you can really contribute.' And he's done a great job. I think as time has gone on, he's become more of a believer that we really do believe in him. As a football team, that's the No. 1 thing for us, is just to believe. The work that we're putting in gives us a chance to play really good football. We're seeing some of that. Some of the fruits of the work of the effort that goes in. Like I said before, there's so much more to do yet to correct and build and grow from. But he's a great example of a young man that's developing, his confidence is growing, he has amazing talent and we're going to continue to utilize him."

Q: Did the defense strategy change at all with the quarterback switch?

Coach Del Rio:"They're similar. [Ryan] Fitzpatrick a little more of a veteran, savvy guy. Maybe more. But they're both athletic guys, so we had to be aware of that, that they both could take off and run. I think they both got out a time or two during the game. But it wasn't something that killed us."

Q: Was the offensive line fired up by the challenge?

Coach Del Rio:"I don't think they approached it like fired up this week. I mean maybe? I think they pretty much were steady in the way they've been approaching it. I think they've done a great job each week coming in. They're learning their footwork. The timing of the combination blocks is getting better and better and better. We keep preaching the fact that it will get better. We're going to do the things that we believe in. We're going to grow. We're going to teach and they're going to get better as we go through the season. I think you're starting to see some of that. But like I said, it's nice for today. It was enough for today, but we have to push forward."

Q: How much motivation is there at the fact you were facing one of the best rush defenses in the game?

Coach Del Rio:"We just want to play good football. We recognize the talent. They have eight first round picks, former first round picks on their defense. It's a very talented group. Like I said before, I don't know if you missed these comments, but nothing but respect for Todd and his staff and the job they do and the talent they have. We just came out wanting to play good football and had a good day."

Q: What's the mindset with playoff picture coming into view?

Coach Del Rio:"Our mindset from day one has been to win our division. That's our No. 1 goal. We'll continue to push for that. There's nothing wrong with paying attention, but we understand what's most important is coming in every day and coming in with clear eyes, lot of energy and a willingness to go to work and come in and work with purpose. And that's what we've been doing. That's the process that allows us to make the growth that we've made. Like I said, we have a lot of growth in front of us so we have to continue to get that kind of effort, that kind of commitment to be in a really good football team."

RAIDERS QB DEREK CARR

Q: You went right at Darrelle Revis with the 1st pass. Was that the plan, to go out and attack?

Carr:"Yeah. We had a similar look on both sides and I went right at him, but they did a good job with their safety helping so I had to kind of miss it outside or else he would have been able to make a play on it. That would have been a fun one to hit, but the safety did a good job."

Q: Does that speak to the mindset of this team?

Carr: "Yeah. When there is someone like that, someone who will be a first ballot hall of famer, he's been at the top of his game pretty much every year he's played. He's always one of, if not the best, corner in the league. Other people can argue that, not me. When they bring in someone like that, you have to know where he is at. You have to know what coverage are they in. You have to know what he's trying to take away, because if you don't he'll catch you slipping and take it the other way. You have to be calculated when you throw at him, but like I said always, I respect everybody. I respect them all. Especially him. He's the best. He's awesome, but you just have to be aggressive. You can't take away one side of the field, because then that hurts the team. And I'm all about the team winning."

Q: How much has the offense improved from last week?

Carr: "It's hard to say without seeing oh we messed up on this thing last week. I have to go back and compare/contrast, but you see the growth obviously. You see where we're getting better. We finished a little better but I have to do a better job. They came with some free runners on a couple of them and usually in a normal situation you have to get the ball out early and most things, but sometimes you're just going to have to, like I did on a few of them, just sit in there and take one. That part of the game is just, you don't want the ball to get hit or something bad to happen. Us finishing, we have to do better and that's on me. I'll do it better and that will be helping us finish."

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Q: From your perspective, what was it like to watch Taiwan Jones play so well?**

Carr: "I was just proud, just like everybody. I was like OK. They played it well. Get the completion. Oh, oh, oh! And after that as soon as I saw no one bounce back there, there's no one catching him."

Q: Andre Holmes and him don't usually get a lot of touches. What does it say about the team to see that happen?

Carr: "It's the ultimate team game. When you have a player like Revis who you know is going to be on Amari (Cooper) the whole day, it's going to be really hard for Amari to get 100 yards. Let's just be honest. Amari, you guys know how I feel about him and where I think he sits. He's one of the best, but so is Revis. One of the best ever. So those other guys have to step up and make plays and they did today in a big way."

Q: What did you see from Michael Crabtree out there today?

Carr:"I told him he played with daddy strength. When you're a father, there's an extra strength that you have and I said that's what he played with today."

Q: Can you talk about the chemistry with the receivers today, especially Holmes?

Carr: "Andre was our starting X last year. I've thrown him a ton of passes. I know where he likes the football. He knows. He's come back and told me where he likes the football. We've had a lot of time together. We've had a lot of games together. I actually said during practice this week, he ran a route and we hit it and I said, don't worry about it man we've played a lot of football together I know where to throw it. He said, yeah just like that. That chemistry. Seeing it happen on the football field. Seeing it happen at times last year. Knowing where to throw the ball to him, that's huge. Give him a lot of credit. We should love him up for stepping up with those two big touchdowns and I think we won by two touchdowns. For him to step up and make those plays was huge."

Q: What's behind the fast starts you've had the last two weeks?

Carr: "Us just doing our job. There's no superhuman anything. Nothing like that. Us just listening to what the coaches have taught us, trying to do that to the best of our abilities and this team has learned how to do that. We're learning how to do that each week. As long as we just keep listening to our coaches and keep just taking the coaching like that, hopefully we'll be able to continue to do it."

Q: You were able to run the ball well early. What did that do for your offense?

Carr: "Man it was huge, especially against this team. They're so good at stopping the run. I mean you turn the game on, I think New England ran the ball what under 10 times, 5 times and (Tom) Brady was the leading rusher. I know Tom's fast, but I don't think that was the plan going in. With all that said, you just see how good they are at stopping the run. You see how good they are at doing things like that. You know it's going to be tough, but Coach (Mike) Tice and Coach Tim (Holt), Coach (Bill) Musgrave came up with a great plan. Coach Bernie (Parmalee), Coach Bobby (Johnson), they came up with a great plan on how to attack them and how to run the football at them and the guys executed the plan the best they could."

Q: How would you assess Bill Musgrave's play calling, especially these last few weeks?

Carr:"It's awesome. When we're scoring points it's awesome, right? I love being a part of what he's doing. I love being a part of the things that he comes up with, as [Michael] Crabtree calls it, his lab. He comes up with some stuff and we just see that will work. It's fun to be a part of. It's fun to be a player under him, under his supervision, so-to-speak. It's fun to work with him. Him, Coach [Todd] Downing, us three, man it's fun to have our little meetings and talk together because it's fun."

Q: Give an example that he came up with last week that worked today?

Carr:"I don't want to give away his secrets, but he definitely came up with some good stuff on a couple of those touchdowns, we'll just say that."

Q: How do you keep the playoff picture from being too big?

Carr:"It is what it is. We're happy about it. We're very blessed to be in the situation we're are. But you said how do you handle it. I handle it by just being grounded in who I am and how I was brought up and what I believed in. I'm never going to get too high or too low. I'm just going to be excited about where we're at, but know that there's a lot of work ahead of us. It'll never get to my head because first of all I have two big brothers that will fix that. Secondly, I'm a man of faith and I can't just let that kind of stuff, just because we're doing good in football, affect how I act."

Q: Nine different receivers caught passes today. Did you see something in the film study that made you try that?

Carr:"Yeah. And that's on our coaches. Spending all of that time on the film, drawing up the plays and all that kind of stuff. They do a great job. Those two out there are two of the best in this league. Going into the game you know that other guys are going to make plays at some point because you're not going to catch 12 balls each against those two. It's just not going to happen, they're too good. So you know that other guys are going to have to step up and we're happy that they did today."

Q: Does it surprise you that Michael Crabtree was a problem child with the 49ers?

Carr:"Yeah because the person you described, and I'm being dead honest, I've never seen it. I haven't seen that. Even when we played Cleveland, he had 20 or 30 yards, I didn't see it. I saw him on film cheering for Amari [Cooper], I saw him blocking his butt off down the field so Latavius [Murray] could spring that run. That's the stuff that I see. The guy that we see in the locker room, I guarantee if you took a poll from our team, top five just favorite teammates to be around, funny teammates, I guarantee he's in there. Everyone loves him. He's someone that people gravitate toward because first of all he's funny, so people want to hear what he was to say. But he's a great teammate. The only thing he cares about is competing and winning. That's it. That's all he wants to do. I don't know anything about the past, but I can assure you that I'm very happy that he's here."

Q: How good does it feel to get two wins after the bye and be taken seriously now?

Carr:"I hope so. I hope everyone in the NFL is taking it serious. We treat each team with respect, so I hope so. I hope that's the case. We're just excited with where we're at. We're excited, but again not going to get too high or too low. I'm just going to keep my head down because I know what's gotten me here. I know what's gotten us to this point. We want more. We're not satisfied with just oh we're over .500, we're not satisfied with that. I'm not built that way. We'll go back to work and make sure we keep growing."

Q: How confident are you guys with the third down convergence now.

Carr:"Coach [Rob] Moore gives us a presentation every week. Him and Coach Bernie [Parmalee] get up and talk about third downs, talk about pressures and all that kind of stuff. What to expect. Maybe things that they haven't shown, maybe things that they could do, which is something that that's how my mind works, so it's fun to be around them. They're always just up there presenting to us and they give us the kind of confidence early in the week that if we do such and such and such and such, you're going to get first downs. So they instill the confidence in us. We believe in what they tell us. We have a team that believes in our coaching and that's what comes from it."

Q: Can you pinpoint the root of your success on offense?

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Carr: **"Yeah I can pinpoint, even from last year, is that everyone's mindset was to just work hard. No matter what we go through, we're going to outwork everybody. That's it. There's no secret. There's no formula. There's no, 'This week let's try this. Oh, it worked? Let's keep doing that.' We just stuck to what the coaches told us. We're respectful and say, 'Yeah, if that's what you think is best, that's what we're going to do with everything that we have.' Everyone has bought in to that. Everyone has bought into working hard, especially at practice. Our practices, guys get after it. It's not a walk through, ever. Guys get after it in the team drills, and I would say that the hard work is what is making those things happen."

RAIDERS DE MARIO EDWARDS JR.

Q: Chris Ivory had 15 carries and only 17 yards.

Edwards Jr.:"Hey, man, we played tough, hard-nosed ball today and he's a heck of a running back, but we did our thing on defense today. We shut them down."

Q: Is this the best of the Oakland Raiders that we've seen?

Edwards Jr.:"The best is yet to come. I feel like we're getting better and better each week. That game is over with. Now it's time to focus on Pittsburgh."

Q: The game against Pittsburgh really has some playoff implications.

Edwards Jr.:"We're not thinking that far down the road right now. Like Coach Del Rio said, we take it one game at a time. We're going to gameplan for them and we're going to go out there and play hard."

Q: How were you guys able to slow down Ivory?

Edwards Jr.:"We just played physical, man. Physical and we stayed in our gaps and we played assignment football."  RAIDERS WR AMARI COOPER

Q: What was clicking for the offense early?

Cooper:"We were just doing all the small things right, trying to execute. It worked for us."

Q: How good can this offense really be?

Cooper:"We can be really good. We have a lot of different types of threats."

Q: What have you seen from Carr and his maturation process from the time you arrived through now?

Cooper:"He's just paying attention to detail, executing, doing everything that the coach tells him to do."

Q: What does it mean to come out strong two weeks in a row?

Cooper:"It means a lot. Anytime you can start fast, it gives you an advantage to win the game."

Q: Are you guys building more confidence? It seems like teams are really taking you guys seriously.

Cooper:"Yeah, we have confidence. I believe if you have confidence, you can do anything basically. But we're just trying to play well and execute."

Q: Is this a statement game?

Cooper:"It's not for me to say if it's a statement game or not. I just feel like if we keep playing well and keep practicing and keep doing the small things right, then we'll be a really good team."

Q: Do you get the impression coming into the week that Bill Musgrave was on a good roll calling plays?

Cooper:"He's always been a really great play caller since I've gotten here, from OTAs. It doesn't matter what play is called. If we execute, the play will work." 

RAIDERS S CHARLES WOODSON

Q: You got a good jump on that ball and it kind of changed the momentum of the game, wouldn't you agree?

Woodson:"It's just one of many big plays that happened in the game. I think [it was] an overall good game by everybody. Offense was making plays and they were moving the ball well. It's great to be able to get a turnover and get those guys the ball back when they're playing so well."

Q: Talk a little bit about how the team seems to be gelling with the offense keeping the defense off the field today.

Woodson:"They were playing well. We're making strides. I think it all starts with our practice and our preparation – I think it's been outstanding the last couple weeks. Coming out of the bye, we played really good football. Our thing is, man, to be consistent. I think we played pretty consistent and we have to keep going going into next week."

Q: You said on NFL Network this week that you don't want to be a team that just competes, you want to be a playoff-contending team. How big was this win to show that the Raiders are for real now?

Woodson:"It's big because when people say your team is competitive it kind of has a negative connotation to it, like you're almost there but you're not good enough. One thing I've been hearing the last week or so was that all of our wins came against teams that aren't very good, really kind of taking a dig at this team and what we've accomplished. We just beat a team today that's supposed to be a playoff team and supposed to go deep into the playoffs. As a defense, we felt like we had to come out and outplay their defense today. Offensively, of course they had to do what they did, but we beat a playoff-caliber team, according to everyone. I wonder what the narrative will be now."

Q: Do you want these guys to think playoffs? Do you want these guys to consider yourselves a playoff team at this point?

Woodson:"Why not? My break today before the game was about being an underdog. I think it's fine for some people to play from the underdog role, but I don't like it. I don't like being the underdog. I want to be expected to win games. I want these guys to go out there and be expected to win games. Yeah, it's a little premature to be thinking that far ahead, playoff-wise, but there's no reason you can't think of yourself as a playoff team."

Q: How fun is it to watch the offense do their thing out there?

Woodson:"I love it. I love it, man. When you can sit on the sideline and see a third down and seven, third down and five or whatever, and really have confidence that your team is going to pick it up, that's a great feeling to have. As a team and as a defense, going out there, doing what we do and being able to come back on the sideline, sit down for a while, relax yourself and get your mind ready to go back out for the next series. It's great for us."

RAIDERS T DONALD PENN

Q: How motivated were you as the offensive line to come in and produce against the Jets?

Penn:"I think the whole team was motivated. Everybody didn't think we were going to do anything against them, so that was a big incentive, man. It's one week. I'm happy we got the win, but we've got to keep this thing going. We can't come out next week and not do the same thing. We've got to keep this thing going, and that's the thing I'm trying to express to the team. Let's keep building. Enjoy tonight, man, but we've got a big game next week. It's early in the season, a long season. Enjoy it, but we've got to keep building."

Q: It seems like you guys were able to use the edges well in the run game?

Penn:"They [have] big guys inside, so we wanted to see if they can run sideline to sideline. We have speed back there with Tay [Latavius Murray] and Taiwan [Jones], so we wanted to see if they would be able to run sideline to sideline the whole game, because they are big guys. We were able to attack them with that and then we had success."

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Q: Coach Del Rio mentioned the longer this offensive line unit plays together, the better you get.**

Penn:"The center to the right tackle, they haven't played together, you know. Me and Gabe [Jackson] played together all last year. Me and him, we're picking up where we left off and we're still working on stuff we need to. Our right side, I wish you could see the way they work during practice. They work their butt off in practice just like we do. We're working to get better and it's showing. Like you said, that is right, I think each week we're trying to just keep building." 

RAIDERS WR ANDRE HOLMES

Q: Was that second touchdown was a little bit of a run for you?

Holmes:"It was a long ball and I was able to stack them enough so I could have room to get in the end zone."

Q: What does it mean to beat this team, one that a lot of people consider to be a legitimate playoff team?

Holmes:"It feels good. We knew it was going to be a test, especially for our offense to move the ball, because they are one of the top defenses statistically in the league. We were able to pass and then run the ball, so it's a good test for us. Ultimately, it led to a win."

Q: Does the team have a little bit of a different feel to it?

Holmes:"We have a lot of confidence in ourselves. Yeah, it's different than the past few years, but we've got confidence in ourselves that we're going to win games. We went out there and did that."

Q: You aren't getting as many snaps as you were before, but you cashed in on those chances about as well as you could have.  Is that all you can do?

Holmes:"Yeah, I was happy to get the opportunities and I was happy that I made the plays on those opportunities." 

RB Taiwan Jones

Q: What does it mean that you and Andre Holmes are not regular starters and get less reps than many of the other guys, but still had a major impact on the game?

Jones:"We've got a lot of depth on this team. We've got a lot of players that are capable of making plays at any time. Like you said, you see Andre whenever he goes out there, he makes big plays. It definitely helps the offense and it helps each player be able to go out there and just do their job."

Q: Take us through your 59-yard touchdown reception?

Jones:"Once I caught that ball, I turned around. I think it was the linebacker coming inside. Part of me thought to cut it back, but I was like, 'You know what, I'm just going to go.' Once I hit that gear, I was gone. Like I said, instincts kicked in and I was like, 'I'm going to make a cut back.' I felt good after that."

Q: Did you feel the one guy go right by you?

Jones:"I felt him. I felt him in my feet. I wasn't going to let him take me down."

Q: Coach Del Rio just said that you're becoming a believer. How do you translate that from your perspective?

Jones:"I think what it means is everybody is starting to see what I can do. If there's one thing, I've always believed in this team year in and year out. I've been telling everybody, I want to be part of the turnaround with Del Rio. You're starting to see this team turning around. I've always been a believer. It's just my job to show everybody else that on Sunday."

Q: Now instead of you believing in this team, people are starting to believe in you it seems like.

Jones:"Definitely. I tip my hat to this coaching staff. They put a lot of trust in me. They see what Al Davis saw. It's just my job to show the fans what Al Davis saw in me." 

RAIDERS LB MALCOLM SMITH

Q: Stopping the run has been this defense's M.O. How were you guys able to be so effective and slow down Jets RB Chris Ivory today?

Smith:"I think we planned well for it. Obviously, we have some big, thick guys in the middle, good guys on the edges. Curt [LB Curtis Lofton] does a great job as well as [DT] Dan [Williams] and Jelly [DT Justin Ellis] and stuff. It was good to see those guys get active today."

Q: Raiders S Charles Woodson is 39 years old and has five interceptions, which leads the league. What can you say about the way that he has played this season?

Smith:"I mean, I think he's one of the greatest to ever play. He's someone that I've been a fan of ever since I was a kid. I think every DB in the entire league looks up to him. His swag – you see when he gets an interception, it's like a dramatic, theatrical thing."

Q: And energizes the defense?

Smith:"Yeah, most definitely. The whole team, and the stadium, obviously. We love him here, so it's awesome to see."

RAIDERS DE KHALIL MACK

**Q: You guys kind of set the tone early. Four tackles for loss in the run game on the first drive. What do you think that did to affect the game early?

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Mack:"That's a testament to the guys up front, working together as a team. Defensively, we knew we wanted to stop the run because they're a great running team. What you saw was us being prepared for it."

Q: As a defensive player, do you enjoy the offense pounding it with Raiders RB Latavius Murray and the O-line?

Mack:"Man, Latavius, [RB] Taiwan [Jones], D.C. [QB Derek Carr] throwing it deep, 18 [WR Andre Holmes] just making plays. It's enjoyable. It's almost like entertainment for us too, know what I'm saying? I love it."

Q: Did the mindset change when Jets QB Geno Smith came in for QB Ryan Fitzpatrick?

Mack:"No, the mindset was the same. We knew they're both similar but we knew Fitzpatrick probably had a little bit of a stronger arm. At the same time, we knew we needed to rush them the same way and cover 15 [Jets WR Brandon Marshall]."

Q: Was it nice that when they made that little second-half surge that in the fourth quarter you guys were able to shut it down?

Mack:"Yeah, exactly. We knew we gave them too much. Even though it didn't seem like they were getting that much, we knew we were giving them too much. We know what we're capable of and we can do a lot better than that second half."

RAIDERS WR MICHAEL CRABTREE

Q: What does it say about an offense to have a 300-yard passer, a 100-yard rusher and you with 100 yards receiving?

Crabtree:"We have a lot of weapons and we have a lot of hungry guys. A lot of guys want the ball, a lot of guys want to get that extra yard, and it's helping us. We're feeding off each other and we're just trying to get the win."

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Q: When's the last time you had this much fun in an offense? It seems like as an offense as whole, when you're going out there you're obviously making plays, but it looks like you guys are having a great time doing it as well.**

Crabtree:"Yeah, we're having a lot of fun. We're playing relaxed and we're doing what we're supposed to do. That was a good defense we just played and it was a good challenge for us. We have many more, so I'm excited today and we're going to get to the next one."

Q: Do you want you guys to have a little swagger and say we do need to be respected?

Crabtree:"I just want the film to show it. You put the work in on the field and you let the film show it. I'm not big on talking and all that. I just want to put the work in."

Q: On your touchdown, it wasn't so much the catch as it was the run after the catch, breaking tackles to get to the end zone. Tell us about that. Crabtree:"The will to win. Just trying to make something happen. I felt like I should have gotten the touchdown earlier. [Jets CB Antonio] Cromartie kind of got on my back a little bit. I should have made that catch. Motivation for the next one."

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