This game presents the biggest coaching challenge for Jon Gruden since he left the broadcasting booth. His team is young, and its confidence was badly shaken last weekend.
The Jets have been a mess for most of the year, but you cannot overstate how much quarterback Sam Darnold’s battle with mono earlier this season set the franchise back.
If the Raiders (5-4) defeat the Bengals on Sunday and the Chargers upset the Chiefs (6-4) on Monday, the Raiders would vault into first place in the AFC West.
The Raiders showed grit and young, improving talent in rallying to beat the L.A. Chargers on Thursday night.
After a two-month absence from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the Raiders return Sunday to play the Detroit Lions. The Raiders are 2½-point favorites.