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Rapid Reaction: Raiders 16, Jets 13

10/19/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

That comfortable stretch of games for the New York Jets, the one that was going to help them climb back toward the top of the AFC East, turned unkind.

One week after bopping the winless Cincinnati Bengals, the Jets dropped in on the troubled Oakland Raiders. The Jets sputtered to a 16-13 overtime loss and are back at .500.

Jay Feely kicked a 52-yard field goal (on his second try because the Raiders called timeout before he missed his first one) to send the game into sudden death. Sebastian Janikowski made a 57-yard field goal with plenty to spare to give the Raiders their second victory.

Oakland was the second opponent in a three-game New York stretch against sub-par teams. The Kansas City Chiefs drop by the Meadowlands next Sunday.

Defensively, the Jets were fine. They gave up 344 yards, but held the Raiders to only four third-down conversions.

The Jets were homely on offense. Although Thomas Jones rolled up 159 rushing yards, he didn't get into the end zone.

Brett Favre threw for only 197 yards. He was intercepted twice and was sacked three times. He fumbled three times, but didn't lose any.

The Buffalo Bills won Sunday, pushing their record to 5-1. That leaves the 3-3 Jets two games back and two games ahead of the last-place Miami Dolphins. The 3-2 New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos on Monday night.