The Raiders lost a close game to the Giants during their first visit to New Jersey this season, but they aren’t showing many signs of hanging tough against the Jets this time around.
The Jets have a 20-3 lead at halftime as they’ve been able to shut down an undermanned Raiders offense that has tried out each of their quarterbacks in hopes of sparking some life. The sum total was 138 yards, three points and a lot of action for Marcel Reece, who has played well but one man bands don’t tend to work all that well in the NFL.
Matt McGloin and Terrelle Pryor are 7-of-15 for 91 yards overall and Ed Reed made his first positive impact for the Jets with an interception when McGloin threw a hurried pass from his own end zone. That led to a field goal and the Jets extended their lead to 17 points when Antonio Allen blocked a punt and fell on it in the end zone.
Offense hasn’t been a beauty pageant for the Jets, but it has been their best half on that side of the ball in more than a month. Geno Smith is 9-of-15 for 141 yards and a touchdown to Jeremy Kerley, whose return has been a big boost to the passing game. Kellen Winslow and Santonio Holmes have both made plays after limited appearances last week, giving the Jets much more to smile about on that side of the ball.