Raiders high Jets in field-goal fest, trigger Zach Wilson to choke… once more

Josh Jacobs rushed for 116 yards, Aidan O’Connell linked with fellow rookie Michael Mayer for the sport’s solely landing, and the Las Vegas Raiders improved to 2-0 below interim coach Antonio Pierce, beating the New York Jets 16-12 on Sunday night time.

The Raiders (5-5) turned away two late makes an attempt by the Jets to rally. Robert Spillane intercepted Zach Wilson’s move on the Las Vegas 15 with 1:22 left, and after the Raiders punted, Wilson’s heave to the top zone fell incomplete on the sport’s ultimate play.

Jacobs ended a 14-game streak of failing to achieve 100 yards, getting 27 makes an attempt as Pierce dedicated to a run-first assault, however his fumble late within the fourth quarter gave the Jets (4-5) an opportunity.

O’Connell grew to become the second Raiders rookie quarterback to win two of his first three begins – Mike Rae in 1976 was the opposite – by passing for 153 yards with one interception.

It was 9-9, with every group having made three discipline targets, when O’Connell scrambled and located Mayer in the long run zone early within the fourth quarter. Las Vegas’ protection took care of the remaining.

Wilson handed for 263 yards, and Garrett Wilson caught 9 passes for 93 yards, however the Jets have gone 36 consecutive drives with out a landing.

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Greg Zuerlein linked on discipline targets of 47, 53, 30 and 45 yards for New York, which led 9-3 after his third discipline purpose early within the second quarter. Zuerlein has made a minimum of one discipline purpose in 26 consecutive video games, extending the NFL’s longest energetic streak.

New York had alternatives to take an even bigger lead early, however had all three scoring drives interrupted by penalties. The Jets entered the sport final within the league in changing red-zone alternatives in touchdowns at 23.8%, although solely a kind of drives obtained contained in the Raiders 20.

Daniel Carlson made his second discipline purpose, a 54-yarder on the ultimate play of the primary half, to get the Raiders inside 9-6. Late within the third quarter, DeAndre Carter returned a punt 32 yards to the Jets 45. The Raiders transformed a fourth-and-1 earlier than the drive stalled, and Carlson booted a 40-yard discipline purpose to tie it.

After Mayer put the Raiders forward with the primary TD catch of his profession, the Jets responded with a 35-yard catch-and-run by Breece Corridor. However that drive solely resulted in one other discipline purpose.


O’Connell fumbled a snap and threw an interception on consecutive performs late within the first quarter. Pierce tried to problem the decide, however wasn’t allowed to as a result of all turnovers are routinely reviewed. The aborted problem price him a timeout.


Jets: LB C.J. Mosley went into the blue medical tent within the fourth quarter. … Garrett Wilson appeared to injure his wrist within the third quarter, however returned to the sport.

Raiders: LT Kolton Miller did not play due to a shoulder damage. Jermaine Eluemunor moved from the suitable spot to play that place and Thayer Munford began at RT. … CB Marcus Peters (knee) performed after being listed as questionable. CB Amik Robertson suffered a concussion early within the second quarter making an attempt to deal with Corridor.


Jets: At Buffalo on Sunday in an AFC East matchup.

Raiders: At Miami on Sunday, their solely highway recreation in a six-week span.

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