OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, running back Jalen Richard scored on a 52-yard run and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had a 43-yard scoring run as the Oakland Raiders rolled to a 45-20 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Running back Marshawn Lynch carried 12 times for 45 yards and scored on a 2-yard touchdown in his first home game with the Raiders (2-0), his hometown team.
BOX SCORE: RAIDERS 45, JETS 20
Carr completed 23 of 28 passes for 230 yards with no interceptions or sacks and a 136.6 passer rating. Crabtree caught six passes for 80 yards.
Josh McCown completed 17 of 25 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jermaine Kearse, for the Jets (0-2). McCown had no interceptions, but was sacked four times and lost a fumble.
The Raiders built a 21-10 first-half lead, using two Carr touchdown passes to Crabtree and Lynch’s touchdown run. Then the Raiders outscored the Jets 24-10 in the second half when Patterson and Richard scored on long runs and Carr threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Crabtree.
Oakland drove 81 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Crabtree with 4:54 left in the first quarter. The Raiders increased their lead to 14-0 with 12:55 left in the first half when Carr hit Crabtree with a 26-yard touchdown pass along the right sideline.
McCown threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Kearse with 9:08 remaining in the first half as the Jets cut the Raiders’ lead to 14-7. Chandler…Read More