Oakland Raiders Week 12 X-Factors against the New York Jets
By Matt Holder
When it comes to cornerbacks, the Jets are painstakingly thin. Trumaine Johnson, who is supposed to be the team’s best option, is on injured reserve leaving New York with Darryl Roberts and Nate Hairston as the team’s starters.
If you’re asking yourself: “Who are those guys,” that’s probably because each of them has started in less than half of the games they’ve played in.
The inexperience in New Yorks’ secondary will lead to a lot of opportunities for Oakland’s number one wide receiver, Tyrell Williams. Since suffering a foot injury in week four, Williams hasn’t been the same player he was at the start of the season.
However, his 462 receiving yards and five touchdowns are still the most among the Raiders wide receivers.
Last week, the pass-catcher was able to take advantage of a porous secondary and get back on track by catching all four targets for 82 yards. Williams will have another opportunity for a “get right” game on Sunday. Hopefully, the veteran can take advantage and put together his second 100-yard game of the season.