Thursday September 4th, 2014

Oakland Raiders vs. New York Jets

The Jets host the Raiders to kick off Week 1 of the NFL season. New York finished last season in second place in the AFC East at 8-8. Oakland finished in last place in the AFC West with a 4-12 record.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: CBS

RadioFor a list of Raiders affiliates, click here. For a list of Jets affiliates, click here.

Game Facts

Jets facts

The Jets defeated the Raiders 37-27 last December behind Geno Smith, who passed for 219 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for a touchdown.

Smith, who beat out Michael Vick for the starting quarterback job, threw for 3,046 yards, 12 touchdowns and 21 touchdowns as a rookie last season.

Rex Ryan enters his sixth season as head coach with a 42-38 record.

The Jets have missed the playoffs each of the past three seasons after reaching the AFC Championship Game during Ryan's first two seasons with the team.

New York signed former Titans running back Chris Johnson, who has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons in the NFL.

Eric Decker signed a five-year, $36.25 million contract during the offseason with the team. He 1,288 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last season for the Denver Broncos.

The Jets ranked first in the NFL last season in yards allowed per carry at 3.4.

New York selected Louisville cornerback Calvin Pryor with the No. 18 pick in the draft.

Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2013. 

The Jets were 5-3 last season at home. 

Raiders facts

Rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start on Sunday over veteran Matt Schaub.

The Raiders have lost their last 13 games played in the Eastern time zone.

Dennis Carr enters his third season as head coach with an 8-24 record after a pair of 4-12 seasons.

Oakland selected University of Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack with the No. 5 pick in the draft.

Running back Maurice Jones-Drew signed a three-year contract this offseason with Oakland. While he battled injuries during the past two seasons, Jones-Drew had 8,071 rushing yards and 68 touchdowns during his first six seasons with the Jaguars.

The Raiders signed former Packers receiver James Jones this offseason. Jones had 817 receiving yards and three touchdowns last season; he had 14 receiving touchdowns in 2012.

Former Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley signed a two-year contract with the Raiders. He had 57 sacks during his seven seasons with Pittsburgh.

Oakland signed former Giants defensive end Justin Tuck to a two-year deal. He had 11 sacks last season for New York.

Oakland has lost its previous two road openers.

The Raiders have not been to the playoffs since the 2002 season. They lost the Super Bowl that season to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

- Paul Palladino

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