Marshawn Lynch runs for TD in Raiders' 45-20 win over Jets

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes as New York Jets linebacker Freddie Bishop (50) applies pressure during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(TSX / STATS) — OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes to wide receiver Michael Crabtree, running back Jalen Richard scored on a 52-yard run and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had a 43-yard scoring run as the Oakland Raiders rolled to a 45-20 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Running back Marshawn Lynch carried 12 times for 45 yards and scored on a 2-yard touchdown in his first home game with the Raiders (2-0), his hometown team.

Carr completed 23 of 28 passes for 230 yards with no interceptions or sacks and a 136.6 passer rating. Crabtree caught six passes for 80 yards.

Josh McCown completed 17 of 25 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jermaine Kearse, for the Jets (0-2). McCown had no interceptions, but was sacked four times and lost a fumble.

The Raiders built a 21-10 first-half lead, using two Carr touchdown passes to Crabtree and Lynch’s touchdown run. Then the Raiders outscored the Jets 24-10 in the second half when Patterson and Richard scored on long runs and Carr threw his third touchdown pass of the day to Crabtree.

Oakland drove 81 yards in 11 plays to take a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Carr to Crabtree with 4:54 left in the first quarter. The Raiders increased their lead to 14-0 with 12:55 left in the first half when Carr hit Crabtree with a 26-yard touchdown pass along the right sideline.

McCown threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Kearse with 9:08 remaining in the first half as the Jets cut the Raiders’ lead to 14-7. Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 46-yard field goal as the Jets made it 14-10 with 3:06 showing.

New York forced a punt, but quickly turned the ball over. Kalif Raymond muffed Marquette King’s booming punt and Oakland’s Johnny Holton recovered at the Jets’ 4.

Lynch carried three straight times and scored up the middle on a 2-yard run with 21 seconds left in the first half.

The Jets cut the Raiders’ lead to 21-13 on Catanzaro’s 40-yard field goal with 7:10 left in the third quarter.

Oakland answered with Patterson’s 43-yard touchdown run on third-and-1, increasing Oakland’s lead to 28-13 with 3:31 left in the third.

Lined up next to Carr in the shotgun, Patterson took a handoff, shot up the middle through a big hole, then cut to his left as cornerback Juston Burris whiffed on a tackle attempt. Patterson outran the rest of the Jets defense into the end zone.

The Raiders increased their lead to 35-13 with 12:49 left to play on Richard’s 52-yard touchdown run. Lined up next to Carr in the shotgun, Richard took a pitch right, hit a massive hole and turned on the speed to the end zone.

One play after Karl Joseph had a strip-sack of McCown and recovered at the Jets’ 18, Carr hit Crabtree in the right front corner of the end zone, making it 42-13 with 12:27 left.

McCown hit Kearse over the middle for an 11-yard touchdown with 8:42 remaining, and Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio hit a 29-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining.

NOTES: Jets starting TE Eric Tomlinson (concussion) and backup TE Jordan Leggett (knee) were inactive. No. 3 TE Will Tye started against the Raiders. … Raiders starting RCB Sean Smith (neck) was inactive, and TJ Carrie started. … Raiders rookie CB Gareon Conley, a first-round pick out of Ohio State, made his NFL debut after missing the season opener with a shin injury and played in the nickel defense. … Jets QB Christian Hackenberg was inactive, and Bryce Petty suited up as New York’s backup quarterback.

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