New York Jets at Oakland Raiders
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 4:05 pm Eastern, TV: CBS, NFL Sunday Ticket
Oakland Coliseum – Oakland, California
Opening Line: Oakland -13 1/2 (-105)
Current Line: Oakland -13 1/2
Opening Total: 43 1/2
Current Total: 43 1/2
Opening Money Line: Raiders -1100 / Jets +711
Current Money Line: Raiders -1000 / Jets +600
Two original AFL rivals meet for the 46th time as the New York Jets travel to the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders lead the series 24-19-2 against the Jets. Oakland won the last meeting 34-20 at home in 2015.
The Jets are 0-1 under coach Todd Bowles. New York lost at the Buffalo Bills 21-12 last Sunday. Buffalo was a 7 point favorite and the total was 42. With New England losing their season opener to the Kansas City Chiefs on the previous Thursday, and Miami’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers being postponed because of Hurricane Irma, the game between the Jets and Bills was for first place in the AFC East.
Oakland is coached by Jack Del Rio. The Raiders won at the Tennessee Titans 26-16 in a battle of AFC playoff contenders last Sunday. Tennessee was a 2.5 point favorite and the total was 49.5.
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In the Bills and Jets game in Buffalo last week, neither team scored in the first quarter. The Bills scored first on a one yard touchdown pass early in the second. The Jets added two field goals before halftime to make it 7-6. Buffalo scored on another one yard touchdown pass midway through the third quarter. The Jets scored with two minutes late in the quarter on a one yard touchdown run from quarterback Josh McCown. However, the Jets missed the two point conversion and the score was 14-12. Buffalo added a one yard touchdown run in the fourth to finish it off and make the final 21-12.
Buffalo had 408 total yards including 218 passing and 190 rushing yards. New York had 214 total yards including 176 rushing and 38 rushing yards. The Bills had 23 first downs to 11 for the Jets. Buffalo was 8/17 on third down conversions and New York was 4/14 on third downs plus they converted their only fourth down attempt. The Jets had 5 penalties for 62 yards and the Bills had 6 for 50 yards. New York had two turnovers to one for Buffalo. The Bills held possession for 33:04.
McCown completed 26/39 passes for 187 yards with 2 interceptions and a rushing touchdown. Back-up Bryce Petty is questionable with a knee injury.
Running back Bilal Powell had 7 carries for 22 yards and 5 catches for 17 yards. Matt Forte had 6 carries for 16 yards and 3 catches for 20 yards.
Receiver Jermaine Kearse had 7 catches for 59 yards. Tight end Will Tye had 3 catches for 34 yards. Tight end Eric Tomlinson had 2 catches for 25 yards. He is out with an elbow injury. Tight end Jordan Leggett is also out with a knee injury. Robby Anderson had 4 catches for 22 yards. Nine defensive players are listed on the injury report for the Jets.
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The Raiders and Titans traded touchdowns in the first quarter last week in Nashville. Oakland scored first on an 8 yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Amari Cooper. Tennessee tied it up on a ten yard touchdown run from quarterback Marcus Mariota. Both Carr and Mariota suffered broken legs last Christmas Eve in different games.
In the second quarter, kicker Giorgio Tavecchio kicked the first of four field goals for Oakland. He was signed after Sebastian Janikowski was placed on injured reserve with a back injury. Tennessee tied it up with a field goal of their own. The Raiders regained the lead 13-10 on the last play of the first half on a 52 yard field goal from Tavecchio.
He added another 52 yarder with just over four minutes to go in the third to make it 16-10. The Titans pulled to within 16-13 on the last play of the third. The Raiders took a 23-13 lead early in the fourth on a 19 yard touchdown pass from Carr to Seth Roberts. Tennessee kicked another field goal to make it 23-16. However, Tavecchio put the game away with a 43 yard field goal with just over a minute left.
Oakland had 359 total yards including 250 passing and 109 rushing yards. Tennessee had 350 total yards including 255 passing yards and 95 rushing yards. The Raiders had 22 first downs to 21 for the Titans. Oakland was 5/12 on third downs and converted their only fourth down attempt. Tennessee was 7/14 on third downs. Both teams had 5 penalties for 49 yards. Neither team had a turnover. The Raiders had possession 31:39.
Carr completed 22/32 passes for 262 yards with 2 touchdowns.
Running back Marshawn Lynch had 18 carries for 76 yards and a catch for 16 yards in his first game back from retirement. Jalen Richard had 5 catches for 22 yards.
Receiver Michael Crabtree had 6 catches for 83 yards. Cooper had 5 catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Jared Cook had 5 catches for 56 yards. Six defensive players are listed on the injury report.
New York is 3-0-1 ATS in week two, 4-0 after gaining less than 250 total yards, 4-1 after scoring less than 15 points, 2-6 in road games and on grass, 1-4 against AFC teams, in September and against teams with winning records, and 0-5 against teams with winning home records. The over is 4-1 overall and in Oakland in this series.
Oakland is 5-1 ATS in September, 4-1 at home, 8-3 on grass, 5-2 after gaining 350 total yards or more, 7-3 against AFC teams, 12-26-1 after a cover, and 1-4 against teams with losing road records. The home team is 7-2-1 ATS in this series recently. The Raiders are 4-1-1 ATS at home against the Jets.
The Jets might be the worst team in the league, although the Colts without Andrew Luck could be close. The Raiders should roll over them as one of the best teams in the AFC. This is the first home opener for the Raiders since the franchise was approved to move to Las Vegas in 2020, but ticket sales have been strong.