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Role reversal: Geno, offense pick up defense in Jets' victory

  • New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith gestures after scoring on a touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith gestures after scoring on a touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) holds the football after making a touchdown catch on a pass from Jets quarterback Geno Smith as field judge Bob Waggoner (25) signals for the score during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) holds the football after making a touchdown catch on a pass from Jets quarterback Geno Smith as field judge Bob Waggoner (25) signals for the score during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, center left, hugs safety Ed Reed (22) after Reed intercepted a pass from Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, center left, hugs safety Ed Reed (22) after Reed intercepted a pass from Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

The New York Jets had a bit of role reversal Sunday, with their offense having one of its best performances in weeks and making up for an uncharacteristically leaky defense.

Geno Smith says Monday that spirits are higher in the locker room after the Jets snapped a three-game skid with a 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders. He had his best game in weeks, throwing for a touchdown and running for another as the Jets set a season high for points.

Rex Ryan was disappointed in the defense, which allowed an "embarrassing" 63-yard touchdown run to Marcel Reece and gave up 150 yards rushing.

The Jets (6-7) remain in the AFC playoff hunt with a game against the Panthers (9-4) in Carolina on Sunday.

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