New York Jets (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS) vs. Oakland Raiders (1-0 SU, 0-1 ATS)
Date/Time: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:05PM EST
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
By Loot, NFL Football Handicapper, Lootmeister.com
The New York Jets make the trip out to the Bay Area on Sunday to face the Oakland Raiders in week 2 AFC action. The Jets were thought to be one of the worst teams in the conference this season, if not the worst. Their week one 21-12 loss to Buffalo did little to change that. And having to open their season with two tough road games isn't ideal, either. This week, it gets really tough against a Raiders team that went into Nashville on Sunday and took care of business against the Titans, 26-16. They have their sights set on big things this season and it's going to take a big Jets effort to thwart them in their home-opener.
Oakland had a battle on their hands with a rising Tennessee bunch on Sunday. The game was nip-and-tuck for three quarters. The Raiders then once again flaunted one of their main team assets and that's their ability to come up with big plays late in close games. Time and again, they get separation from opponents late as they execute plays on both sides of the ball. There is a lot to be said about that knack, both as a football team looking to be successful, but also as a betting proposition. Excelling in late-stage football games is worth its weight in gold.
We saw some pretty good things from the Oakland offense in week one, including the healthy return of QB David Carr, who threw for 262 yards and a pair of TD strikes. Marshawn Lynch looked like his legs are lively in the backfield and you have to think he'll be fired-up returning to his hometown for the season-opener. We saw a bulked-up Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree still a great 1-2 punch at receiver. The addition of TE Jared Cook looks like it's going to pay off big. Seth Roberts continued his clutch receiving with another TD catch on Sunday. And first-year Raider Cordarrelle Patterson showed flashes of what's to come in the improved Oakland return game. The improved Oakland line helped the cause in opening holes for the run and keeping Carr out of too much trouble.
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The Oakland defense is one of those units where it's hard to judge them based on stats. The bottom-line always seems to be better than what the stats would suggest. When things are at their most-critical, the Raiders "D" delivers more often than not. That was in evidence on Sunday, when a close game broke open a bit late, as the defense had Tennessee struggling for headway. Twice inside the ten, the Titans had to settle for field goals. The secondary looks good with corners David Amerson and Sean Smith, along with safeties Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph. The middle has some juice with Bruce Irvin and up-front, they are a handful, led by Khalil Mack, who has become maybe the most disruptive defensive force in the conference.
Losing 21-12 to Buffalo on the road was bad, but maybe we shouldn't be so hard on the Jets. They have really seen their stock drop in the past two years. They have no real answers for several key spots on both sides of the ball. And injuries have sapped a team that couldn't really afford those types of personnel setbacks. It's only week one and already, the injury list is a long one, depriving the Jets of a chance to rise above the fog.
Jets' QB Josh McCown isn't a bad player. He can put up yards, but a 2-21 record in his last 23 starts is a damning indictment, despite how bad the teams he played on were. Injuries and departures have drained them of their offensive firepower. The run-game is led by Matt Forte and Bilal Powell and generally looks tired and worn-out. The line is thrown-together and definitely not a top-flight unit. The WR corps is pretty dry with Jermaine Kearse, Robbie Anderson, and ArDarius Stewart leading the way. Stewart and Anderson combined for 32 yards on Sunday. It's just not a good group and on a lot of teams, the Jets first-string offense would be riding pine.
With Todd Bowles in charge, the defense will have to be the strength of the team, but again, a lack of talent plagues their efforts. There are some good pieces on the "D, but a lot of iffy areas around them exist. In the middle, Demario Davis and Darron Lee had good games. Muhammad Wilkerson is a player up-front and more growth from Leonard Williams would help. But all told, they didn't look great in week one against a Buffalo team that has issues-galore on that side of the ball. The answers might be harder to come by this week.
Oakland approaches games like this with an edge. Jack Del Rio makes sure the team is mentally ready even against teams who don't command a ton of respect. Again, Lynch is back in his Oakland stomping grounds and might have some extra pep. Oakland is just a very positive football machine right now, while the Jets are mired in a funk. Still, 13.5 is a lot of points. It's just that on this particular week, we see it happening for Oakland in a lopsided win.
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The New York Jets head into Oakland, where they haven’t won since the Mark Sanchez hot dog game, to face a Raiders team that is considered one of the best in the NFL and is coming off of a big win against everyones sleeper pick, the Titans. I take a look at the position comparisons between the two teams and give my nod to the better team at each position.
This one’s a no brainer (like most of this games positional comparisons will be) and it’s Derek Carr. Carr is one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and he’s facing a Jets defense that couldn’t stop anything. He gets rid of the ball very quickly which does not bode well for the Jets’ lackluster cornerbacks and their non existent pass rush. The Jets play calling does no services to Josh McCown and even if they called the perfect offensive game, he would still be miles behind Carr.
Until the Todd Bowles decides to give the damn ball to Bilal Powell, every team they play will have the advantage at this position. It also helps the Raiders to have Beast Mode in the backfield. What do we set the over under for broken tackles? 12? 13?
Amari Cooper alone is better than the entire Jets receiving corps. Throw in Michael Crabtree and their receivers are leaps and bounds better than the Jets’. They both provide vertical threats and while both are prone to drops, both can break open a game with just one catch. Robby Anderson is already complaining about not being thrown the ball and while Jermaine Kearse was the Jets best receiver in Week 1, it’s going to be hard to do much of anything when John Morton limits the passing plays to under 10 yards.
The Raiders have one of, if not the, best offensive lines in football. They don’t have to protect for long because of Carrs ability to get rid of the ball quickly and Marshawn Lynch doesn’t need much of a hole to break a big run. The Jets offensive line didn’t play bad against the Bills but they didn’t play good either. They still aren’t very good and they have a big test in containing Khalil Mack Sunday.
It’s not by much but I would rather have Jared Cook over Will Tye. The Jets did a good job at utilizing Tye last week, albeit only for 3 receptions for 34 yards, but compared to past years that’s a huge step (not saying much). The Jets could end up winning this battle because of how bad the Raiders are at stopping opposing tight ends but I wouldn’t bet on it.
I’m giving the edge to the Jets in this one (they have to have something better right?). Aside from Mo Wilkerson, who continues to show minimal effort, the Jets defensive line is still really good. They are going to have the tough task of stopping Marshawn Lynch Sunday. The Raiders defensive line played well against the Titans, which says something considering they were one of the worst at both stopping the run and rushing the passer last season.
The Jets linebackers were unable to cover anybody last week. Darron Lee slimmed down and got faster but he was still same old Darron Lee. Demario Davis makes David Harris look like a first ballot Hall of Famer. The Jets linebacking core has always been a point of weakness on the team and this year is no different. Khalil Mack instantly makes this linebacking core better. Expect him to have a big day against the Jets offensive line.
The Raiders secondary is very prone to giving up big plays. However they didn’t last week. They gave up three passes of 20+ yards against a quarterback in Marcus Mariota who can and will make those throws. If the Jets were smart they would test this secondary early and often to try. They have speed with Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse has proven he can beat guys deep.
On the Jets side, the two rookie safeties played well for their first real live game action. The cornerbacks didn’t play all that bad but they didn’t play all that great either. What the Jets got beat on was more of underneath throws and missed tackles than anything. Derek Carr will test the Jets secondary more than Tyrod Taylor did and with better weapons than Taylor as well.
Neither kicker missed a field goal last week (a combined 6-6) so this comes down to punting and the return game. The Raiders have Marquette King who is a phenomenal punter and the Jets have Lachlan Edwards who is not. Cordarrelle Patterson still has the ability to break open a game with one return.
Todd Bowles has been making the same mistakes for three straight years now. Not using timeouts when he should, bad game management, not playing players who should be playing, etc. He has a lot of improving to do in what might be a very short amount of time.
NASHVILLE, TN- SEPTEMBER 10: Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Oakland Raiders runs the ball against the Tennessee Titans in the second half at Nissan Stadium on September 10, 2017 In Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) )
The New York Jets travel cross-country to take on the Oakland Raiders. According to OddsShark, the Raiders are favored by 13.5 points, and the over-under is set at 43 points.
The public loves the favorite with 63 percent of the money siding with the Raiders. The OddsShark computer likes the Raiders to win, but projects the score to be closer than Vegas expects. The computer projects a Raiders 24.3-13.9 victory. The computer likes the Jets to cover the spread, and the under on the point total.
Oakland is coming off a 26-16 victory over the Titans. The Raiders covered the spread in their opener. Meanwhile, the Jets took it on the chin against the Bills. New York lost 21-12, and did not cover the spread.
What can fans expect today? For starters, look for a healthy dose of Marshawn Lynch in his hometown Oakland debut. Lynch came out of retirement to play for his local team, before the Raiders head to Las Vegas. While the Raiders have a dynamic passing attack, we expect Lynch to run all over the Jets defense.
The Jets offense struggled in their opening matchup with the Bills. Josh McCown threw two interceptions, and failed to find the endzone. Derek Carr was on the other end of the spectrum. Carr finished with 262 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans.
Oakland was also helped by Lynch’s debut Raiders performance. Lynch had 18 carries for 76 yards as he displayed some of the elusiveness and power he was known for in Seattle.
As the Jets continue to play for next year, we like the Raiders to dominate this game just like Vegas expects. Carr and Lynch power the Raiders to a blowout win over the Jets as they cover the spread.
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Carr Likely to Drive Raiders Against Ravens
The Oakland Raiders did not have the kind of start they hoped to have for the Jack Del Rio regime, laying down a little too much on defense and dropping a 33-13 decision to the Cincinnati Bengals. On Sunday they will try again at home, as they play host to the Baltimore Ravens in a game where they will be an underdog in the football odds. BetAnySports customers have the opportunity to place wagers even after the opening kickoff, as they get to test their skill through the facilities of Live Betting Extra.BetAnySports NFL Betting Line – Ravens vs Raiders
In the football odds that have been posted on this game, which begins at 4:05 PM ET at the Coliseum in Oakland, Baltimore is the road favorite:
Unfortunately, injuries are a big part of the story here. Oakland quarterback David Carr sustained an injury to his right hand during the first half, and it was bad enough that he did not return to the game. Matt McGloin came in and did a serviceable job, completing 23 out of his 31 passes with a pair of touchdowns. The x-rays that were performed on Carr indicated that his hand was bruised but not broken, and the latest word is that he is expected to play here.
We are not so sure about future Hall of Fame safety Charles Woodson, the former Heisman Trophy winner, who dislocated his shoulder but is hopeful of playing anyway.
What is for certain is that Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs has been lost for the season, as he tore his Achilles tendon. He is, of course, a major component of the Ravens’ pass rush, so that is a loss this team will feel throughout the rest of the campaign.
Baltimore had all kinds of problems moving the football through the air in their 19-13 loss against the Denver Broncos. Joe Flacco completed 18 out of 32 passes for 117 yards and he was intercepted twice – once for a touchdown and the other time in the end zone to kill a late drive. The team did not get the help it expected from Justin Forsett, who had only 43 yards on the ground. True, they were going against a rock-ribbed Broncos defense, but there are still execution issues. Baltimore saw the departure of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who took the head job in Denver, and now they are going with a new man in Marc Trestman, who was the head coach of the Chicago Bears last season.
Oakland allowed 396 yards to Cincinnati and did not register a sack. As BetAnySports patrons know, that is not a formula for victory. There were behind 24-0 at the half, and Del Rio, who was Denver’s defensive coordinator last season, called it a “disappointing, embarrassing effort.” That certainly is a fair characterization. Normally, they might have the advantage of making Baltimore take a trip out West two weeks in a row, but the Ravens have chosen to stay in San Jose for the past week, thus maximizing their preparation time. Forsett has been something of an injury question for them this week, but he does expect to play despite banging up the shoulder against the Broncos. Whoever is on the field, it is imperative that Baltimore do better than to convert just two out of 13 third-down situations.
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New York Jets (0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS) vs. Oakland Raiders (1-0 SU, 1-0 ATS)
Date/Time: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4:05PM EST
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
by Scott, Expert Football Handicapper, Predictem.com
Point Spread: NY +13.5/OAK -13.5
Over/Under Total: 43.5
In week two AFC action on Sunday, the New York Jets come out west to take on the Oakland Raiders. The Jets weren’t able to start the season in winning form, losing the first of two road games to start the season to the Buffalo Bills, 21-12. It might not get much easier this week against an Oakland team that looks like it’s ready to pick up where it left off last season, beating the Tennessee Titans in a big road win, 26-16. The bad news for the Jets is that the Raiders do not take weeks off and should be fired up for their home-opener this week.
The Jets’ loss on Sunday was another bad development for a team that has been snake-bitten recently. A lot of draft picks haven’t worked out and injuries always seem to crop up to make things even worse. This season, an already battered roster couldn’t even make it to the first game intact. Looking at the Jets’ injury report, you can’t help but wonder how different things could be if they were at full-power. They lost key pieces in a lot of places, but especially with a decimated aerial attack.
New York starting QB Josh McCown has become the quintessential biding-time quarterback for bad teams. If draft picks don’t pan out, throw McCown out there. He’s really not that bad, certainly not as ragged as his 2-21 record in his last 23 starts would suggest. Still, a certain lack of clutch has figured into that equation, as well. At the same time, his numbers can be quite good considering the utter lack of playmaking that usually surrounds him, such as is the case this season. With a receiving crew highlighted by Jermaine Kearse, Robbie Anderson, and ArDarius Stewart, the pickings are pretty slim. Coming out of the backfield, a worn-out Matt Forte and Bilal Powell will do the heavy lifting.
Whether it is because of departures, poor draft picks, chemistry, or injuries, the defense hasn’t been able to grow. This is head coach Todd Bowles area of expertise and it hasn’t resonated since they overachieved for a 10-6 mark in 2015. The front seven has some talent with linebackers Darron Lee and Demario Davis, along with linemen like Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams, but the voids are what stick out the most on this side of the ball. They are decent at corner with Buster Skrine and Morris Claiborne. Otherwise, they are in over their heads a bit. It might not have shown much against a Buffalo offense that can be pedestrian, but it might really shine this week against a strong Oakland offense.
We saw a familiar pattern unfold for the Raiders on Sunday. In a game where it was a battle, the Raiders saved their best for last. More often than not, they deliver their best play late with the game on the line and their opponents usually fold. They seem to mirror the attitude of head coach Jack Del Rio and really have a take-no-prisoners approach late that is hard not to like even for those who aren’t fans of the Raiders.
Seeing Derek Carr having a good game and looking unaffected after a season-ending injury last year was a good thing. Look for the Oakland faithful to warmly welcome their team even if the Raiders’ move to Vegas is imminent. Look for abundant energy from Marshawn Lynch as he returns to his beloved hometown. He looked pretty good in week one after coming out of a one-year retirement. Joining two top receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree is a good tight end in Jared Cook, who looks like a good fit in this offense. Other pieces including clutch receiver Andre Roberts and Cordarrelle Patterson should also help this season. Making it all take flight is an offensive line that has gotten better and better.
There are some difference-makers on this Oakland defense. Khalil Mack is one of the game’s best players on defense. Bruce Irvin adds an edge in the middle. Corners Sean Smith and David Amerson, along with safeties Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph really get after it. Sure, they’re not always going to be the most-robust defense. Teams can put up numbers and points against this group. But this defense is a big part of Oakland’s growing ability to take over games late. They tend to play their best late and in the most urgent situations. A lot of opposing drives die a premature death and when the offense needs space to mount a comeback or break open a close game, the defense enables it to happen by stepping up their play.
Oakland made it to the playoffs last season for the first time in a long time. There were Raiders fans about to get their drivers licenses who had never seen their team in the postseason. And the Raiders now the act accordingly as a winning team. Long-starved for success, they don’t anything for granted, such as weak-looking teams like the Jets coming into town. Look for a big game from Lynch and the entire team. It’s never easy laying the big number, but the feeling here is that in this case, the Raiders should run over the Jets this week.
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