Sep 7, 2014 at 6pm UK at ‚ÄčMetLife Stadium
Oakland Raiders
New York Jets
Streater (2:48)
Johnson (0:30)
Jones (1:21)
Ivory (8:03)

Result: New York Jets start new NFL season with victory over the Oakland Raiders

The New York Jets hold on for a 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders in their opening match of the new NFL season.

The New York Jets have edged to a 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders on the opening weekend of the new NFL season.

The hosts were first on the scoreboard as Nick Folk found his range early in the campaign with a 45-yard field goal.

However, Geno Smith saw a pass acrobatically intercepted by Charles Woodson later in the first quarter, allowing Derek Carr to go on and record his maiden NFL touchdown pass by finding Rod Streater, who crept into the endzone down the left touchline.

Chris Ivory #33 of the New York Jets stiffarms Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 7, 2014 © Getty Images

Both sides struggled to get points on the board for a while after that, but the Jets finally did retake the lead shortly before half time as Chris Johnson reached into the endzone for a five-yard score having been found by Smith.

Folk added another field goal in the latter stages of the third quarter to give his side a six-point lead, which was extended further in the final quarter.

Chris Ivory broke through the centre of the Oakland defence before racing in for a 71-yard score, although an attempted two-point conversion was unsuccessful.

The visitors applied late pressure as they looked to mount a comeback, with James Jones leaping high in the endzone to collect a looping 30-yard pass from Carr with just over a minute remaining.

However, it wasn't enough as the Jets held out for the victory at the MetLife Stadium.

Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets celebrates after he ran for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter of the New York Jets 30-27 win over the New England Patriots on October 20, 2013
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