This week the Raiders become the last AFC West team to get a crack at the New York Jets. The others enjoyed getting a “W” at the expense of the hapless Jets just like every team the Jets have played this season.
These Jets are a perfect 0-11 this season, which is Hue Jackson Browns level bad. So, not surprisingly the Raiders are 7.5-point favorites at the Meadowlands, according to BetMGM. It probably would be more had the Raiders not done a face plant in Atlanta last week, where they were 3-point favorites.
Only twice this season have the Jets finished a game with less than an 8-point deficit. Though those games represent two of their last three (Chargers, Patriots), so the Raiders better take these Jets seriously.
Even the Raiders in 2014 only went 0-10. And that season they had Derek Carr as a rookie as their excuse. These Jets have former third overall pick Sam Darnold in his third season, so no such excuses.
All indications are that Darnold’s days in New York are coming to a close. With their sights set on the number one overall pick, they have Trevor Lawrence jerseys already in boxes ready to ship. The Raiders hope to do their part to make the Jets’ top pick dreams a reality.