Coming into Week 7, The Oakland Raiders play the New York Jets. The Raiders are coming off a huge win last week against the Eagles. Jamarcus Russell showed some talent and lead the Oakland to an offensive uproar. The defense was miraculous to say the least. Richard Seymour had another huge game and is clearly a leader despite being in his first year with the team. Trevor Scott proved his worth with his two sacks. Overall, the Oakland Raiders played a great game against a great team.
On the other, The Jets are coming off three straight losses including an embarrasing loss to the Buffalo Bills. Rookie Mark Sanchez threw an astonishing 5 interceptons. But the Jets running game was explosive. New Yorks superstar and defensive nose tackle Kris Jenkins suffered an season ending injury last week. That is a huge lost for New York. New York needs an impressive win to keep Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez off the hot seat.
But, I believe that the Oakland Raiders will win in week 7. We have them beat on Defense and as I always say Defense wins games. The only thing that worries me is the Jets Rushing attack and our Run D. Leon Washington and Thomas Jones are explosive. But if Oakland can get to Sanchez and put him on his back and get in his face. He will have another Interception infested game. Im not saying Oakland has to completely stop the run, Im just saying they need to make it non-noticable.
On the Offensive side of the ball, Oakland needs to protect Jamarcus at all costs. New York likes to blitz and we like to not pick up those blitz's for some reason. They have done a decent job with QB protection so but sadly, Oakland is notorious for giving up large sums of sacks. Michael Bush needs to step up. I would love to see a 140+ yard game form him on sunday, but Cable will most likely split carries with Justin Fargas and him. So he needs to make the most out the opportunities and destroy the Jenkinless Jets and pound the ball right up the middle. If Jamarcus manages the game and Tom Cable keeps on the ground 70% of the game, we will win in the offensive stats.
On sunday, I will be sleeping on the New York Jets while the Oakland Raiders suprise ESPN once again. This is a very important game. With a win Oakland will go into San Diego winning to straight. Thats a big deal. The Raiders have a very winnable schedule for the next 4 weeks.
Oak 24 NY 13
Jamarcus Russell: 20-32 / 247 YD's / 2 TD's / 1 Int
Justin Fargas: 17 Rush's / 69 YD's/
Michael Bush: 24 Rush's / 118 YD's / 1 TD
Chaz Schillens: 4 Rec / 60 YD's
Louis Murphy: 8 Rec / 108 YD'S / 1 TD
Darrius Heyward-Bey: 2 Rec / 24 YD'S / 1 TD
Zach Miller: 6 Rec / 50 YD's
Michael Huff: 5 Tckl's / 2 Int's
Greg Ellis: 3 Tckl's / 1 Sck
Richard Seymour: 6 Tckl's / 3 Sck's
Now of course those stats will most likely not be dead on. But they get the point across. All those players will effect the game in there own way. I am expecting stats similar to those though. Do you agree with me or think I'm crazy? Let me Know.