The Raiders' Jason Campbell isn't an elite NFL quarterback, but he's a lot better than Luke McCown, last week's whipping boy for the Jets. Campbell has a "bazooka" for an arm, according to Rex Ryan. He will challenge all areas of the field. The Jets' DBs were instructed all week, "If you think you're deep, get deeper."
That said, Campbell has his weaknesses. His ball security is an issue (23 fumbles since 2009), he doesn't like exotic blitzes and he doesn't like to leave the pocket. Here's an inside look at Campbell and the Raiders, courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information:
RAIDERS PASSING VS. 1+ DB RUSH
3-for-7 ... 42.9% ... 36 yards ... 0 TD ... 0 INT ... 1 sack ... 59.2 passer rating
Analysis: This is a made-to-order opening for the Jets, who love to blitz their DBs.
RAIDERS PASSING OUTSIDE THE NUMBERS
16-for-25 ... 64% ... 190 yards ... 1 TD ... 0 INT ... 100.4 passer rating
Analysis: This is strength on strength. Campbell has the arm to attack the sidelines, but the strength of the Jets' defense is the outside, with CBs Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie. Almost 50% of Campbell's attempts go outside the numbers, a high ratio.
RAIDERS PASSING OUTSIDE THE POCKET
1-for-2 ... 50% ... 4 yards ... 0 TD ... 0 INT ... 0 sacks ... 56.3 passer rating
Analysis: Campbell is a straight, dropback passer. In fact, the only QB with fewer throws outside the pocket is Tom Brady. The Jets' trademark overload blitzes could be just the thing to get Campbell outside his comfort zone.
RAIDERS PLAY-ACTION PASSING
14-for-20 ... 70% ... 169 yards ... 2 TDs ... 0 INTs ... 0 sacks ... 129.0 passer rating
Analysis: The Raiders live for play action. They hit you with the running game and try to go over the top with their vertical passing attack. Brady and Colt McCoy are the only QBs with more play-action attempts than Campbell.
RAIDERS OFFENSIVE PERSONNEL: 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE
63 plays ... 430 total yards ... 17-for-25, 213 passing ... 38 for 217 rushing
Analysis: This will mark the second straight week that the Jets see a lot of two-back sets. In fact, the Raiders have used this personnel grouping more than any team in the league.
RAIDERS PASS DEFENSE: 5+ PASS RUSHERS
11-for-25 ... 44% ... 129 yards ... 1 TD ... 1 INT ... 0 sacks ... 56.9 passer rating
Analysis: The Raiders aren't a big blitzing team (they send extra pressure on about 26% of the passing attempts), but they're pretty effective when they send five or more rushers.