Oakland Raiders Week 12 X-Factors against the New York Jets
By Matt Holder
Continuing with the theme of impressive Jets receivers, Robby Anderson has become one of the best deep threats in the league. While the Temple product is having a down year in regards to yards, he is still averaging 14.4 yards per catch which is only 0.6 below his career-best.
The speed demon is a threat to score from any spot on the field, so keeping him in front of the defense will be crucial for the Silver and Black.
Throughout the season, Harris has been a very effective free safety. The former CFL star allows 7.1 yards per target, has three interceptions, and eight passes defended. While this is a career year for the defensive back, one slip up this weekend could become pivotal for Oakland’s playoff hopes.
Anderson’s speed will definitely test Harris’ ability to play the “centerfield” role, as it does with just about every NFL safety. If this game ends up being a close one, a deep shot to the wide receiver could be the difference-maker so the defensive back must be up for the task.