The Oakland Raiders defense has stolen the M.O. of the New York Jets, using bruising physical defense to batter Mark Sanchez. Sanchez has been sacked three times in the third quarter, with Jarvis Moss, Kamerion Wimbley, and Richard Seymour all getting in on the action. Sanchez has been hit numerous other times, and the Jets offense has been caught stalling. On a 4th down and two and situation at the Oakland 37, Sanchez's little slant pattern to Plexico Burress was defended properly by Chimdi Chekwa, and the Jets turned it over on downs.
Oakland responded quickly. Darren McFadden faked a pass on a toss left, then just decided to run with it. Shockingly, there was no one watching him, and he took it for a fairly easy 27 yards. Then Denarius Moore took the reverse 23 yards into the end zone to give the Raiders a 24-17 lead.
On the kickoff return, Antonio Cromartie couldn't handle the ball, ending up kicking it forward toward Raiders coverage members. Taiwan Jones recovered the ball, and two plays later, Michael Bush punched in a one yard touchdown run to put the Raiders up two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter.