ALAMEDA, Calif. – The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.
The revamped offensive line was unable to create running holes or protect rookie Derek Carr well enough to throw down field. The overhauled defensive line got run on easily by Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory and spent too much time chasing Geno Smith.
It all added up to Oakland's 11th loss in its past 12 openers and 14th straight defeat in the Eastern time zone as the New York Jets won 19-14 on Sunday.
The Raiders were unable to generate any offense against a stout New York front seven. They were held to 25 yards on 15 carries and had just 72 yards passing until scoring on their final drive.