Darren McFadden and the Oakland Raiders absolutely dominated the New York Jets on the ground in their 34-24 upset victory. Ever since Rex Ryan took over as the Jets head coach, they have prided themselves on their defense. There is no doubt that this performance was humiliating for the Jets.
Before McFadden and the Raiders ran all over them on Sunday, the most rushing yards given up by Rex Ryan's Jets was 153 yards in 2009 against the New Orleans Saints. Darren McFadden topped this number all by himself with 171 yards on the ground, including a 71 yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The Raiders as a team combined for 234 yards on the ground against the Jets.
McFadden started the season off strong against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night football with 150 yards but followed that with a good but not great performance against the Buffalo Bills where he put up 72 yards on the ground. This week, he was back to being great as he made a good Jets defense look helpless while putting up more yards than any back or combination of backs had done in a single game since Rex Ryan has been head coach of the Jets.
Through three games, McFadden has compiled 393 yards and three touchdowns on the ground and has caught 11 balls for 84 yards and another touchdown. That means that right now McFadden is on pace for over 2000 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground and over 400 yards and 5 touchdowns through the air. Those are some really impressive numbers and would put McFadden in the conversation for the best back in the NFL.