The New York Jets enjoyed a dominant performance against the Oakland Raiders as they won by a comfortable 34-3 margin. However, Jamal Adams was far from happy with how Raiders fans treated the team the entire game.
Fans clad in black and silver didn't hide their disdain for the Jets as they made their run for the playoffs a lot more difficult. Adams, who is a part of a Jets team that is slowly finding its feet, felt like the opponents' fans should have conducted themselves in a classier manner.
“I'm not going to lie to you, when we came on to the field, we felt disrespected,” Adams said after the Jets' 34-3 victory, per ESPN's Rich Cimini. “We got booed in our own home stadium by the Oakland fans. We came back into this locker room. It was a hell of a talk. It was something that needed to be said.”
When pressed, Adams said: “I'm not going to get into what was said, but we felt disrespected. I came in here and sparked it up.”
Adams definitely feels like the Jets deserved to get the dub. Sam Darnold was effective from the pocket, throwing for 315 yards and two touchdowns without ceding an interception. The run game was also effective as their efforts resulted in a Sam Darnold TD. The defense was also effective as they hit the QB six times and made an important interception that led to a pick-6.
However, these Raiders fans were only wearing their hearts by their sleeves. This is the Oakland Raiders' final season, and the fans want a playoff run to cap off the years they spent worshipping the Silver and Black.
They were doing whatever it takes to help the team win, even if it meant jeering their opponents. Unfortunately, their efforts helped the Jets dominate the game.