Jets open 2016 season with shootout win in Oakland

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  1. thoov08

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    Hardin's new receiving crew comes up big in New York's 41-36 win over Oakland

    The New York Jets opened their 2016 season with high expectations after acquiring veteran star receivers Marques Colston, Kellen Winslow, and of course Calvin Johnson. These three new threats were brought in to open up the Jets' playbook and help third-year QB Steven Hardin progress into one of the league's best QBs. The group did just that early on. After both teams opened up scoring with fumble returns for touchdowns, the Jets' offense settled in and quickly found their rythym.

    If it wasn't for Andrew Luck's huge performance against the Ravens, Hardin would likely be the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Hardin threw 13-17 for 320 yards, three TDs, and no INTs. Hardin also added to the running attack with 4 attempts for 30 yards (excluding kneel downs).

    Megatron's long-awaited debut in green and white was a big one. Johnson caught five passes for 135 yards, turning two of those grabs into touchdowns. Tight end Kellen Winslow, who replaced long-time Jet veteran Dustin Keller, caused headaches for the Raider D with four catches for 135 yards. 2015 second-round pick WR Mick Baca caught only one pass in the game for a 17 yard touchdown.

    Some hard news came in the game for New York in the 2nd quarter when starting HB Darren Sproles broke his collarbone. It is unclear when he will return, but he could be out several weeks with his injury. Young backup Andrew Jones filled in nicely for Sproles. The Sproles/Jones/Hardin running trio totaled 56 yards on 22 attempts with a pair of TDs on the ground.

    Despite the big offensive contributions, the Raiders were able to hang around with big games from QB Drew Brees and HB Darren McFadden. Brees threw for a huge 421 yards and McFadden ran for 108. A timely Brees interception thrown to Antonio Cromartie in the fourth quarter was the difference in this game.

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    good game bro, again i cant seem to stop anyone 41 points is way to much to give up and expect to win. oh well i guess it will be a long season...
     
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