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Jets get big run from Ivory and solid performance by defense in 19-7 win over Raiders

  • New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) rushes for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) rushes for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks to pass as he is sacked by New York Jets' Dawan Landry (26) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks to pass as he is sacked by New York Jets' Dawan Landry (26) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) rushes past Oakland Raiders' T.J. Carrie (38) and Carlos Rogers (27) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) rushes past Oakland Raiders' T.J. Carrie (38) and Carlos Rogers (27) for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)  (The Associated Press)

Chris Ivory burst through a few tackle attempts for a 71-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter, and the New York Jets' defense clamped down on Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr in a 19-14 victory Sunday.

With still a one-score game, Ivory rushed up the middle and appeared stopped, but slipped a few would-be tacklers on his way to the end zone. A 2-point conversion failed, but the Jets held on to win their season opener.

Geno Smith threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Johnson as the Jets sent the Raiders to their 14th straight loss in the Eastern time zone.

Carr held his own in the first half, but the Jets pressured him throughout the final two quarters. He finished 20 of 32 for 151 yards and touchdown throws to Rod Streater and James Jones.

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