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NFL Week 12 PFF ReFocused: New York Jets 34, Oakland Raiders 3

Sam Darnold and the New York Jets blew the doors off the visiting Oakland Raiders in Week 12, handing Jon Gruden & Co. a 34-3 loss at MetLife Stadium.

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Final Score

New York Jets 34, Oakland Raiders 3

New York Jets

It was another strong, well-rounded effort for Jets safety Jamal Adams, who recorded multiple stops in coverage and as a run defender while continuing to be a weapon as a pass-rusher.

Sam Darnold turned in a solid performance to lead the Jets to their fourth victory of the season. He was efficient underneath and connected on enough passes downfield to generate some big plays for the Jets' offense. Most importantly, he kept the ball out of harm’s way, which hasn’t always been a strong suit this season.

Le’Veon Bell didn’t do much on the ground, producing just 49 yards and a pair of first downs with his 12 rushing attempts. He was, however, effective as a receiver. Bell made an excellent catch on a wheel route early in the game and finished the day with five receptions, tops on the team.

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr watched the final quarter of this blowout from the sideline as the Raiders struggled immensely to get anything going offensively. As Carr has a tendency to do, he was incredibly conservative in this game, frequently dumping passes off underneath while only completing one pass that traveled more than 10 yards in the air.

There was no spark provided by Mike Glennon, as even successfully handling the snap was a challenge for the backup signal-caller. Glennon dropped two shotgun snaps and muffed an under-center snap, which is as much as you need to know about how his quarter-plus of action went.

Perhaps the one thing Oakland did well in this one was neutralize the Jets’ ground attack, limiting them to just 2.9 yards per carry. Johnathan Hankins and Maxx Crosby led the charge up front for the Raiders.

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