New York Jets vs. Oakland Raiders: Oakland Grades, Notes and Quotes

The Oakland Raiders earned their first victory against a winning team in convincing fashion on Sunday.

Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave put together an aggressive game plan for the passing attack. Quarterback Derek Carr made a statement on the first drive when he threw at New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper didn’t fully explode on the Jets secondary, but the message became a symbolic stance for the Raiders offense. Oakland made it clear they weren’t backing down from one of the league's toughest defenses. 

The Jets came into this contest with the best run defense, allowing 71.5 yards per game. Running back Latavius Murray looked fresh on his legs without any hesitation slicing and dicing through the Jets’ interior run defense. 

Carr went 23-of-36 for 333 yards and four touchdowns in another impressive performance against a tough secondary. Any doubt left about Carr’s development no longer exists. 

The Raiders offense didn’t come out as sharp in the second half, but the defense made critical plays when necessary in long-yardage situations to seal their biggest victory of the year in a 34-20 outcome.

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