Derek Carr throws four TDs to lead Raiders past Jets

Derek Carr threw four touchdown passes and Latavius Murray went over the 100-yard mark for the second time this season, leading the Raiders to a 34-20 win over the New York Jets. Here's what you need to know:

  1. Derek Carr continues to look like the guy who will finally lead the Raiders back to respectability -- if they're not there already. He picked apart a Jets defense that entered the game ranked second in the NFL, averaging a healthy 9.2 yards per attempt without a turnover. With Amari Cooper tied up with Darrelle Revis, Carr keyed on Michael Crabtree (7/102/1), who picked on safety Marcus Williams all day.
  1. The Jets suddenly have a ton of uncertainty at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick tore ligaments in his left thumb on a first-quarter scramble, costing him most of the game. He will undergo an MRI on Monday. Geno Smith replaced Fitzpatrick and offered a CliffsNotes guide to life on the GenoCoaster: Some nice play mixed with the usual head-scratching assortment of physical and mental errors. Could the Jets be in the market for a quarterback with the trade deadline days away?
  1. Many predicted Latavius Murray would struggle to make plays against the Jets' fearsome front line. But Murray (20 carries, 113 yards) found running lanes all day long and made defenders miss with ease. Murray might have had an even bigger day if the Raiders fed him the ball in the fourth quarter. Some suspect play-calling by both teams in this one.
  1. The Raiders' defense deserves plenty of credit. They smothered Jets running back Chris Ivory, who had nowhere to run for a second consecutive week. The secondary also did a nice job keeping the ball in front of them, forcing Fitzpatrick and Smith to dink and dunk all game.
  1. This game could have huge playoff ramifications. The Jets and Raiders are now both 4-3, with the Raiders owning the head-to-head tiebreaker. If this is the last season of football in Oakland, the fans of the region could have something to cheer about in December.
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