In Oakland, California on Sunday, Sept. 17, the Oakland Raiders pulled off a convincing victory over the New York Jets. The score of this game was 45-20. This is the second straight win coming from the Raiders that consisted of a double digit lead. The offense seemed unstoppable in this Week 2 win.
I also wanted to make a note involving some history here. This is the first time the Raiders have started their season 2-0 in the past 15 seasons. The Raiders are off to a strong start.
To start this one off, the Raiders’ offense was relentless. They scored a touchdown in every single quarter of the game. There were passing and rushing touchdowns all across the board. K Giorgio Tavecchio kicked in one field goal on the day to end the game. I think the Oakland Raiders were trying to make a statement in this devastating victory over the Jets.
Marshawn Lynch recorded his first touchdown of the season in this game, and according to his excitement on the bench Sunday, Beastmode looks ready to score some more this season. In the second quarter, Lynch scored on a three yard run coming out of the shotgun formation. What was really impressive for the Raiders in Sunday’s win was the fact that Lynch was not the only running back to reach the end zone.
Jalen Richard led the team in rushing yards Sunday. He racked up 58 yards on six attempts while punching in a touchdown. For the score, Richard broke loose for 52 yards. Richard also was involved in the passing game with two receptions for 51 yards. Richard had an impeccable day for fantasy statistics.
Listed as a wide receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson made his mark against the Jets by punching in a rushing touchdown of his own. On his scoring play, he broke free for 43 yards and that was his longest of the day. He also reeled in a pass for six yards, and that was the only time he was targeted on the day. The running game was very impressive for the Raiders in Week 2 as they tested many new options.
The passing game was another successful story for the Raiders on Sunday. QB Derek Carr and WR Michael Crabtree were on point. The two of them connected for touchdowns three different times. Crabtree came out of the game as the leading receiver. He totaled 80 yards on six catches and added in three touchdown receptions.
Derek Carr threw for 230 yards on the day and all three of his passing touchdowns were thrown to Crabtree. Carr had a successful day, and he was a big helping hand in completing seven drives resulting in a score.
With six touchdowns on the day, the Raiders put on a great show in Oakland. The stadium was electrified, and even Marshawn Lynch was caught dancing and having fun late in the game. It seemed as if there were no worries during the day. The offensive game of the Raiders looks the most impressive it has in years.
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