The Oakland Raiders did a good job marching up the field on their opening possession to take an early 7-0 lead. They were assisted by a pass interference call on Antonio Cromartie that took the Raiders from their own 42 to the Jets 33. Then Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell found his tight end Kevin Boss for 28 yards to set the Raiders up on their own 5. Darren McFadden punched it in from two yards out.
The Jets got going on their second drive of the game when Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez found LaDainian Tomlinson on a screen pass, and Tomlinson did most of the work with his feet, scooting 74 yards down the field. Sanchez then rolled out and kept it himself for a one yard touchdown run. After Sanchez threw an interception to Tyvon Branch in the end zone, the Jets marched down the field thanks to Shonn Greene rushes and a Sanchez-to-Santonio Holmes connection, setting up a Sanchez-Tomlinson touchdown score to make it 14-7 Jets.