RAIDERS, 35-17

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - WEEK 2 MATCH UP - Jets WR Jer­maine Kearse.

Con­sen­sus line: Raiders by 14 Pre­dic­tion: Oak­land leads the reg­u­lar-sea­son se­ries 22-17-2, and the two teams have split four play­off games. The Raiders have won the last two games played in Oak­land, in 2011 and 2015, and scored 34 points in both games. Since 1999, there have been 11 games be­tween the teams played in Oak­land, in­clud­ing


two play­off games, and the Raiders have won eight. In the last five over­all games, the win­ner has scored at least 34 points four times. It’s dif­fi­cult to imag­ine that trend not con­tin­u­ing as the Jets en­ter the Black Hole in their con­sec­u­tive road game to open the sea­son. Why the Raiders will win is very sim­ple: They are clearly the much bet­ter team.

uS­TART: Raiders RB Mar­shawn Lynch. Fresh off a one-year re­tire­ment, Lynch ran phys­i­cal en route to 76 yards on 18 car­ries and showed signs for big things to come. The Jets couldn’t tackle in Week 1 and al­lowed 190 rush­ing yards. Ex­pect Beast Mode to be in full ef­fect in Week 2.

uSIT: He had a nice rap­port (seven re­cep­tions, 59 yards) with QB Josh McCown, but the Jets have one of the NFL’s worst of­fenses. Re­ly­ing on any­one out­side Bi­lal Pow­ell is flirt­ing with fire.

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