Opponent: vs. N.Y. Jets
Time: 1:05 p.m.
Line: Jets by 3
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Records: Raiders 3-3, Jets 4-2
TV/Radio: Ch. 13 ( Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon), 1140
FIVE THINGS TO WATCH
Nowhere to run: The Jets have the NFL’s top-ranked rushing defense, which is bad news for Latavius Murray and the Raiders’ 23rd-ranked running offense. The Jets have allowed just 71.5 yards per game and 3.4 yards per rush. They have also given up just two rushing touchdowns. But the Raiders are almost as stingy, third overall against the run, giving up 84.3 yards per game and 3.7 yards per rush. And the Raiders haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in their last 10 games.
Raiders killer: It would be no surprise if Raiders fans were sick of seeing Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. His last three games against the Raiders have been with three teams, and he’s won all three. After leading last-minute comebacks for Buffalo and Tennessee, Fitzpatrick led Houston to an easy win over the Raiders last season. No quarterback has beaten the Raiders with four different teams. “I’ve been there the last few years,” he said. “I keep coming back in different uniforms. It’s one of those things.”
Draft decisions: When the Raiders went on the clock with the fourth pick of the draft, the speculation was they were choosing between receiver Amari Cooper and defensive lineman Leonard Williams. They went with Cooper and are ecstatic with his play. And even though Williams had expressed a desire to play for the Raiders, he’s happy to be a key contributor on the Jets’ stout line. “I think it worked out pretty well that I came to the Jets,” Williams said. “I’m under a lot of great players to learn from. Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Damon Harrison – those guys have been able to take me under their wing and show me a lot of stuff.”
Black hole: Jets receiver Brandon Marshall is excited about returning to the notorious Black Hole at O.co Coliseum. Marshall made three trips to Oakland early in his career when he played in Denver. “That’s my favorite stadium to play in,” he said. “Every time before the game, I’ll run to the Black Hole and I’ll just stare at them and mean mug them and they just throw stuff at you. It’s fun.”
Center of concern: The Jets could be without center Nick Mangold after he injured his neck last Sunday at New England. Tests were negative, but coach Todd Bowles was uncertain if he would be available. If Mangold can’t go, Dakota Dozier or Wesley Johnson would fill in. “We have them on the team, so the comfort level is there,” Bowles said. “Obviously, they’re not Mangold or they’d be in front of him. I’m confident these guys can go in and do their job and play.”
Out: LB Neiron Ball (knee)
Probable: DL Denico Autry (concussion), CB T.J. Carrie (shoulder), DT Justin Ellis (ankle), CB Keith McGill (foot), S Charles Woodson (shoulder/knee)
Out: RB Bilal Powell (ankle), S Calvin Pryor (ankle), WR Devin Smith (ankle)
Doubtful: C Nick Mangold (neck)
Questionable: G Willie Colon (knee), WR Eric Decker (knee), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder/hand)
Probable: S Dion Bailey (hip), T Breno Giacomini (thumb), RB Chris Ivory (hamstring), CB Dexter McDougle (hand), P Ryan Quigley (right shin), CB Marcus Williams (hamstring), DE Leonard Williams (knee)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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