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The New York Jets took home their first 30-plus-point win in over a calendar year, crushing the playoff-contending Oakland Raiders.

Personal history was made for the New York Jets on Sunday, who truly took it to the playoff-contending Oakland Raiders.

Sam Darnold threw for 315 yards and was responsible for three touchdowns on the afternoon. The defense, on the other hand, kept the Oakland offense in check en route to a 34-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

Oakland jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after a Daniel Carlson field goal on their first drive. They then went on to snap the Jets’ streak of games with a touchdown on their opening offensive possession. Sam Ficken nonetheless booted a field goal to knot things up.

The Jets officially took over in the second quarter. Darnold led the way with a four-yard rushing touchdown, his second over the last three weeks. Ficken then added another field goal, as the Jets took a 13-3 lead into the locker room.


After the break, three New York touchdowns in the third quarter helped the Jets earn their first 30-plus-point victory since Week 1 of 2018, where they ousted the Lions 48-17 in Detroit.

Ryan Griffin and Robby Anderson each got their team on the board with scores of one yard each. Griffin’s touchdown, his first after inking a contract extension on Saturday, was set up by a long Braxton Berrios reception that put the Jets on the goal line. Anderson then earned another leap into the stands with a score in his second consecutive game.

On the other side of the ball, the Jets defenders took care of their end of the bargain. Jamal Adams added to his sack total with a shared takedown of Derek Carr alongside Brandon Copeland. The Jets (4-7) would complete their scoring with a Brian Poole interception return for a touchdown from 15 yards out. Both teams wound up putting their back quarterbacks in, as the clock ran itself out.

With their third win in a row (their first such streak since September/October 2019), the Jets will look to keep it going next Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS).

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