Raiders beat Jets 34-24 at the Coliseum

Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell (8) in action against the New York Jets during an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

September 25, 2011 5:14:22 PM PDT
Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and the Oakland Raiders bullied the two-time defending AFC runners-up on the ground to win their home opener 34-24 over the New York Jets on Sunday.

Denarius Moore scored on a 23-yard reverse and Michael Bush added a 1-yard TD run 42 seconds later as the Raiders (2-1) took control in a dizzying span beginning late in the third quarter to hand the Jets (2-1) their first loss.

Mark Sanchez had a much rougher second trip to Oakland in his career, getting bloodied on one of Oakland's four second-half sacks and needing a visor to protect a cut on his face. It was a far different end than his game here two years ago, when he memorably was eating a hot dog on the sideline in the closing minutes of a 38-0 victory that was the most lopsided home loss in Raiders history.

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