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Raiders Head to New York to Face the Jets


The Oakland Raiders travel to New York for the second time this season, this time to take on the Jets on Sunday, Dec. 8. This game will mark the Raiders' fourth road game in the past five weeks and their final game against a non-divisional opponent for the 2013 season. The Silver and Black have not faced the Jets on the road since New Years Eve of 2006, a 23-3 Jets victory. However, Oakland has won two of the last three meetings, with the last one being a 34-24 victory in September 2011.

Last week, the Raiders lost a close game on Thanksgiving Day to the Dallas Cowboys, 31-24. The Raiders jumped out to an early lead when WR Greg Jenkins returned a fumble on the opening kickoff of the game 23 yards for a touchdown to give Oakland the early 7-0 lead. With the game tied 21-21 in the fourth quarter, Dallas pulled away for good when RB DeMarco Murray rushed for his third and final touchdown of the game. Oakland was led by RB Rashad Jennings, who paced the offense with two rushing touchdowns and 42 total yards.
WR Andre Holmes had a breakout game, posting career highs with seven catches and 136 receiving yards. QB Matt McGloin was 18-30 for 255 yards with one interception in his third-career start.

New York enters the match-up having lost four of their previous five games. The Jets lost last week against AFC East rival Miami Dolphins, 3-23. The Jets offense was lead by RB Chris Ivory who ran for 61 yards on 22 carries. K Nick Folk provided the lone Jets points when he kicked a 20-yard field goal in the third

Following Sunday's contest, the Raiders will head home to face divisional rival Kansas City to wrap up their season series, and the Jets will travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers.

"When you watch us play and you watch us work every day, there is absolutely nothing that would give me any indication that there is anybody in that locker room that has any give up in them. I've said this from the very beginning, and I still believe this: I like this football team. I like the guys that are in that locker room. I understand where we're at from a record standpoint, but these guys have gone out there and given us everything that they've had every single week. I continue to expect to see that for the last four weeks of the season." -- Raiders Head Coach Dennis Allen

Pro Connections

• Raiders director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales was a member of the Jets organization from 1994-2012. During his time in New York, Clinkscales was a team scout, the director of college scouting and later the vice president of college scouting.

• Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo served in the same position with the Jets in 2009, helping mentor rookie QB Mark Sanchez as he led the team to the AFC Championship in his first season.

• Raiders assistant head coach/offensive line coach Tony Sparano was the offensive coordinator of the Jets during the 2012 season.

• Jets quality control/defense and assistant defensive backs coach Bobby April III is the son of Raiders special teams coordinator Bobby April. The two coached together from 2011-12 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

• Jets wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal served in two positions with the Raiders. From 2007-08 he was the assistant wide receivers coach before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2009.

• Jets assistant defensive line/linebackers coach Jeff Weeks was a defensive assistant with the Raiders during the 2008 season.

• Jets WR Josh Cribbs was in training camp with the Raiders earlier this season. He was placed on Injured Reserve December 3.

College Connections

• Jets LB Garret McIntyre attended Fresno State University from 2002-04, where he appeared in 38 games totaling 106 tackles (61 solo) and 18 sacks.

• Raiders WR Rod Streater and Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson attended Temple together in 2010. Wilkerson went on to become the Jets' first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

• Jets QB Matt Simms and Raiders TE Mychal Rivera attended the University of Tennessee together from 2010-11.

Raiders From New York

• There are two Raiders players/coaches from New York: S Tyvon Branch (Syracuse) and defensive quality control coach Eric Sanders (Poughkeepsie).

Jets from Northern California

• There are five Jets coaches/players from Northern California: Assistant special teams coach Louie Aguiar (Livermore), wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal (Orinda), defensive backs coach Tim McDonald (Fresno), LB Garrett McIntyre (South Lake Tahoe) and TE Zach Sudfeld (Modesto).

A November to Remember

In the month of November, RB Rashad Jennings was the NFL's most productive offense player. Jennings led the league when it comes to total yards, posting 596 (448 rushing, 148 receiving).

Jets Snapshot

Overview: The New York Jets come into their match-up with the Oakland Raiders with a current record of 5-7 that places them third in the AFC East. Their most recent result was a 23-3 loss at home on Sunday to the Miami Dolphins. Head Coach Rex Ryan is in his fifth year for Jets, having compiled a 39-37 career mark in the regular season, as well as a 4-2 playoff record.

Offense: Under offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, the Jets currently ranked 31st in points per game at 15.8 and 30th in total yards at 303.8. RB Chris Ivory leads the Jets' rushing attack, totaling 563 rushing yards. Rookie QB Geno Smith has thrown for 2,256 yards in his first season and WR Jeremy Kerley currently leads the Jets with 28 catches for 347 yards.

Defense: The defensive side of the ball has been phenomenal for the Jets in 2013. The unit is currently ranked number one in rush yards allowed per game with 77.0, and 12th overall in total yards with 333.8. LB David Harris leads the Jets with 55 tackles and DE Muhammad Wilkerson, who is enjoying a breakout campaign, is pacing the defense with 10.0 total sacks.

Last Meeting

September 25, 2011 – Raiders 34, Jets 24 Coliseum, Oakland, California

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