Aerial Attack: F
You can’t put this one on all Derek Carr. The quarterback was victim of poor play from his supporting cast. Dropped balls were the biggest problem early in the game. Hunter Renfrow, Tyrell Williams, and Derek Carrier all were guilty.
You also can’t blame the conditions considering that Sam Darnold and his receivers were not bothered by it in the slightest. The lack of execution and focus came at the worst time possible. Things got so ugly that Carr was pulled (not because of poor play) and replaced by Mike Glennon in the third quarter.
Glennon had major issues with the exchange from center and was credited with a fumble lost. The passing game mustered only 140 yards on 19-of-34 passing with zero touchdowns and an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Ground Game: F
The Jets have the No. 1 run defense in the NFL, and Josh Jacobs found that out first hand on Sunday. Jacobs needed 77 yards to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark on the season, but that will have to wait another week. He was held to a season low 34 yards on 10 carries.
Alec Ingold was stuffed on a 4th and 1 when the Raiders were trailing 20-3. It was the last real chance Oakland had at any semblance of a comeback.
Game flow was not in the favor of the Raiders. Therefore, Jacobs did not get the at-bats he is accustom to.
Offensive Line: C-
We knew it was going to be a tough matchup against the Jets’ front seven, and although they didn’t do much in the run game, the pass protection was sufficient. Carr was sacked only once on the day.
The offensive line was the least of the problems against the Jets.
Defensive Line: C
The pass rush came back to earth after consecutive 5-sack weeks. Maxx Crosby did have one and should have had a second, but it was negated by a terrible roughing the passer call on Maurice Hurst.
The run defense got back to it’s old ways, holding the Jets to 88 yards on 30 carries. Le’veon Bell had only 49 yards on 12 carries. Fortunately for the Jets, they didn’t need a working run game to bury the Raiders.
Guys, can we defend a crossing route? The Jets absolutely killed Nicholas Morrow and Tahir Whitehead on short to intermediate crossers. Not to mention Jets running backs caught 7 passes combined for 89 yards.
They can hang in man and give up far to many catches in zone, making Whitehead and Morrow a totally liability in the passing game. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Mike Mayock address the position with multiple picks in the draft.
If I could give something lower than an F I would. The secondary was shredded to the tune of 315 yards and two touchdowns. Sam Darnold had a 10.9 yards per completion average and a quarterback rating of 127.8.
They offered very little resistance to the Jets passing game.
Special Teams: D-
Daniel Carlson had another missed field goal, and AJ Cole picked up an unnecessary roughness call after hitting Braxton Berrios out of bounds. The additional 15 yards was tacked on to a 26-yard punt return and set up a Jets field goal attempt. The attempt was missed, but was just another example of the mental mistakes by all three phases.
Trevor Davis continues to be a non-factor in the return game. The Jets were showing him no respect, kicking the ball short of the endzone encouraging Davis to return it.
The plan worked out well because on three different kickoffs Davis failed to reach the 25-yard line.
Overall Grade: F