Jets Regular Season

Jets demolish Raiders, 38. Lose Washington for season

Admin - October 25, 2009

For the second week in a row the New York Jets ran for over 300 yards, but this time with a totally different outcome. The Gang Green shut out the Oakland Raiders, 38-0, and improved to 4-3. RB Thomas Jones and RB Shonn Greene gained over 100 rushing yards apiece. Rookie Shonn Greene gained career-high 144 yards on 19 carries, 2 TDs, while Jones added 121 yards on 26 carries, 1 TD. QB Mark Sanchez rebounded after the awful performance last week, completing 9 of 15 passes for 143 yards, 1 TD. Sanchez also scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter.

LB Calvin Pace, who was suspended for the first four games of the season, finally made his presence felt with 3 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. CB Darrelle Revis and S Jim Leonhard both came up with key interceptions in the first half. Revis made a spectacular grab in the Jets' end zone, preventing an Oakland score. Leonhard's interception return put the Jets inside the Raiders' 10-yard line and led to a touchdown.

As we mentioned earlier, RB Leon Washington went down on his one and only carry of the game and was unable to put any weight on the injured leg. The official word was a "lower right leg injury", but it sure looked like a season ending one. DE Shaun Ellis went into the locker room late in the second quarter but was able to return. LB Bart Scott was injured late in the game and was able to walk off the field. He was later seen on the trainers' table, but said that he was ok.

We'll have our game review early tomorrow...

UPDATE: RB Leon Washington suffered a broken fibula and is out for the season. He will stay in Oakland and have a surgery there.