The Raiders, as expected, aren’t downplaying the challenge posed by the New York Jets’ defense despite talk of tanking that has surrounded the team this year.
New York recently traded stud defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson to Seattle, but the Jets (0-1) still have some formidable defensive pieces on paper. They’ll try and slow down Derek Carr and the versatile Raiders’ offense at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday during Oakland’s (1-0) home opener.
“I think they probably have one of the better fronts in the league,” Raiders’ coach Jack Del Rio said. “Their defensive front is as talented as any that we’ll face.