Final

Jets 38

(4-3, 2-2 away)

Raiders 0

(2-5, 1-3 home)

Coverage: CBS

4:05 PM ET, October 25, 2009

O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA 

1 2 3 4 T
NYJ 14 10 7 738
OAK 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: M. Sanchez (NYJ) - 143 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Greene (NYJ) - 19 CAR, 144 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Clowney (NYJ) - 4 REC, 79 YDS, 1 TD

Sanchez rebounds with two touchdowns as Jets shut out Raiders

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mark Sanchez had to apologize for his sideline demeanor again. This time, he was hot-dogging it. Literally.

Sanchez shook off the worst start of his young career by running for one touchdown and throwing for another, before taking time to munch on a snack in the closing minutes of a 38-0 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Jets Up The Middle

The Jets had two running backs -- Thomas Jones and Shone Greene -- go over 100 yards against the Raiders and they found most of their success right through the middle of the defense.

Jones, Greene by direction
Middle Left/right
Attempt 17 28
Yds/att 7.2 5.1
First downs 6 7
TD 3 0

-- ESPN Stats and Information

Sanchez was criticized last week for looking dejected on the sideline while throwing five interceptions in an overtime loss to Buffalo. He was happy enough after this performance that he was caught by television cameras trying to discretely eat a hot dog at the end of the blowout.

"I want to apologize for that," he said. "I wasn't feeling very good and didn't eat much before the game, so I was feeling a little queasy. Toward the end of the game, I probably should have eaten one of those bars or something, but someone offered [a hot dog], so I grabbed it and tried to be discreet about it, but obviously not discreet enough. So I shouldn't have done that, and it won't happen again."

The game plan for the Jets (4-3) was to take pressure off Sanchez and they did just that by forcing four turnovers and becoming the first team in 34 years to run for at least 300 yards in two straight games. And that was after losing Leon Washington to a broken right leg.

Fast Facts

• The Jets snapped a three-game losing streak with the largest regular-season shutout win in team history.

• This is the fourth time in Jets franchise history that two players have rushed for over 120 yards (Shonn Greene and Thomas Jones), and the first Jets pair since John Riggins and Carl Garrett in 1975.

• The Jets got their first shutout since 2003 and their first road shutout since 2001.

• JaMarcus Russell had three turnovers that led to 14 Jets points before he was benched.

• The 38-0 loss is the third-worst shutout loss in the Raiders' history.

• This is the 15th game in the last four seasons that the Raiders did not score a touchdown.

• Rapid Reaction

-- ESPN Stats & Information

The Jets started two of their first three drives at the Oakland 4 after turnovers by JaMarcus Russell, setting up touchdown runs by Thomas Jones and Sanchez.

"It makes it so easy on the offense when your defense is playing like that," Sanchez said. "Hats off to them, they had a heck of a game to shut that team out. I don't care who we're playing, that's a big-time accomplishment for our team."

It was so bad for Oakland that Russell, its former No. 1 overall pick, was benched in the first half after committing three early turnovers. This was the most lopsided home loss in the 50-year history of the Raiders (2-5). They were shut out at home for the fifth time ever, with four coming in the past four seasons. The crowd of 39,354 was the smallest since the team returned to Oakland in 1995.

"I don't think we could have beaten an Oakland high school team today," said defensive lineman Richard Seymour, who earlier in the week said the Raiders would make the playoffs.

Rookie Shonn Greene ran for 144 yards and two scores, and Jones had 121 on 26 carries as the Jets ended up with 316 on the ground.

Calvin Pace beat right tackle Khalif Barnes on the first play from scrimmage, sacking Russell and forcing a fumble that Marques Douglas recovered at the 4. Jones eventually scored from the 1 on fourth down.

Jim Leonhard then intercepted a badly overthrown ball by Russell, who was pressured by David Harris, and returned it 44 yards to the 4. Two plays later, Sanchez scored on a 3-yard quarterback draw.

Sanchez got into the act passing the ball in the second half with a pretty 35-yard strike to David Clowney, but by that point it didn't really matter as the blowout was already on. Sanchez was 9 for 15 for 143 yards with no interceptions.

"Sanchez was great," Ryan said. "He was just smart with the football. I think sometimes he could have put the ball on a receiver, but he was making sure the ball wasn't intercepted. It was great to see him respond."

The Raiders came in full of confidence following last week's 13-9 victory over Philadelphia. The week got only better when the Napa County district attorney announced Thursday he would not file charges against Cable for an alleged attack on a former defensive assistant.

But any good feeling ended as soon as this game started, as Oakland lost by at least 20 points for the fourth time in five weeks.

Russell has committed 13 turnovers and completed just 46 percent of his passes in a horrific start to his third NFL season. He has been booed heavily in the past three home games and was finally benched late in the second quarter.

"I thought he was really out of sorts early in the game," Cable said. "I just did not feel like at that point he gave us the best chance to have the success we needed to have offensively and made the move. JaMarcus will continue to be our starter. There is no issue there."

Russell was 6 for 11 for 61 yards, with two interceptions and a fumble. He disagreed with his coach's assessment, saying he felt just fine but that the results weren't there.

"I've never been in that situation," he said. "It was kind of shocking to me at first."

Backup Bruce Gradkowski also lost a fumble to end one potential scoring drive and failed to convert on fourth-and-goal in the closing minutes.

Game notes


The Jets had lost all four of their games on the West Coast last season, including an overtime defeat in Oakland. ... The last team to run for at least 300 yards in back-to-back weeks was Buffalo in 1975.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NYJ
OAK
1st Downs2613
Passing 1st downs
88
Rushing 1st downs
165
1st downs from penalties
20
3rd down efficiency
9-165-12
4th down efficiency
2-20-1
Total Plays7152
Total Yards447263
Yards per play6.35.1
Total Drives1210
Passing131144
Comp-Att
9-1616-30
Yards per pass
7.74.4
Interceptions thrown
02
Sacks-Yards Lost
1-123-14
Rushing316119
Rushing Attempts
5419
Yards per rush
5.96.3
Red Zone (Made-Att)3-40-1
Penalties2-83-24
Turnovers04
Fumbles lost
02
Interceptions thrown
02
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession35:5724:03

Passing Leaders

NYJC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Sanchez9/161438.9101-12
OAKC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Gradkowski10/19975.1002-8
Russell6/11615.5021-6

Rushing Leaders

NYJCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene191447.6233
Jones261214.7126
OAKCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fargas8678.4035
Gradkowski22512.5020

Receiving Leaders

NYJRECYDSAVGTDLG
Clowney47919.8135
Keller12626.0026
OAKRECYDSAVGTDLG
Murphy45814.5028
Heyward-Bey22814.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNYJOAK
nyjTD13:06Thomas Jones 1 Yard Run (Jay Feely Kick is Good)
Drive info: 4 plays, 4 yds, 1:54
70
nyjTD4:24Mark Sanchez 3 Yard Run (Jay Feely Kick is Good)
Drive info: 2 plays, 4 yds, 0:40
140
SECOND QUARTERNYJOAK
nyjTD5:56Shonn Greene 8 Yard Run (Jay Feely Kick is Good)
Drive info: 10 plays, 93 yds, 5:31
210
nyjFG0:07Jay Feely 39 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 12 plays, 76 yds, 5:12
240
THIRD QUARTERNYJOAK
nyjTD5:35David Clowney 35 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Jay Feely Kick is Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 66 yds, 1:58
310
FOURTH QUARTERNYJOAK
nyjTD6:39Shonn Greene 33 Yard Run (Jay Feely Kick is Good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 79 yds, 4:27
380