The road woes continued for the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium as they lost 37-27 to the New York Jets, and slumped to 1-6 away from the O.co Coliseum in 2013.
The Raiders now sit at 4-9 on the season, and have dropped 13 straight games in the eastern timezone. The usually fast-starting Raiders fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter, thanks in part to Geno Smith’s first touchdown pass since October, 20.
The slow start sparked head coach Dennis Allen to briefly replace Matt McGloin with Terrelle Pryor. McGloin would return after just one series, and promptly threw an interception to set up a Jets field goal. McGloin finished the game 18-for-31 with 245 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
A key play in the game came with just under four minutes to go in the first half when the Jets blocked a punt from Marquette King. Antonio Allen, who had blocked the punt, also recovered the ball in the endzone, as the Jets jumped out to a 20-3 lead.
Marcel Reece had a huge afternoon as he went for 161 yards of total offense, including a 63-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. The run pulled the Raiders back to 20-10, but the Raiders’ defense was simply unable to hold off Smith and the Jets.
Up next the Raiders play host to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 15 at the O.Co Coliseum. The Chiefs have lost three of their last four games, but in their most recent action they crushed the Washington Redskins 45-10. Back in Week 6, the Chiefs knocked off the Raiders 24-7 at Arrowhead Stadium.