Raiders Run Roughshod Over Jets

By Ben Fractenberg on September 26, 2011 8:24am 

Raiders running back Michael Bush scores a touchdown against the Jets in Oakland on Sept. 26, 2011.
Raiders running back Michael Bush scores a touchdown against the Jets in Oakland on Sept. 26, 2011.
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MANHATTAN — The Oakland Raiders overwhelmed the Jets in the second half of the game beating Gang Green with trick plays and a tough defense.

Raiders running back Darren McFadden rushed for 171 yards, including two touchdowns, to help his team win 34-24 Sunday in Oakland.

"When you're not in the right place, anybody can beat you," outside linebacker Calvin Pace told the Daily News. "We lost to a team that was not as good as us, inferior to us. . . . Whatever you can say bad about a defense, that's what we were."

The Jets defense gave up 234 rushing yards, the most during coach Rex Ryan's tenure.

 "I've never had that happen in my life," said Ryan after the game. "But it just happened."

Mark Sanchez threw for a career high 369 yards, but suffered a cut on his face during one of four second half sacks.

The Raiders and Jets are now both 2-1. Gang Green is in a tie for second place in the division with rival New England Patriots.

They continue the second of a three game road trip at Baltimore next Sunday when they take on the Ravens.

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