SportsJets Jets at Raiders: 3 keys to victory New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs the football against the Washington Redskins during the first half of an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke By SCOTT FONTANA firstname.lastname@example.org @Scott_Fontana Updated October 29, 2015 8:51 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email There's no shame in the Jets' 30-23 defeat at the hands of the Patriots last Sunday. The Jets (4-2) pushed one of the NFL's remaining five unbeaten clubs -- pending Thursday night's Dolphins-Patriots game -- in hostile territory. And they did so with perhaps their best offensive weapon, running back Chris Ivory, slowed all game by hamstring issues. On the surface, the challenge won't be so tough on Sunday against the Raiders (3-3). But this visit to Oakland won't be the cakewalk it might have appeared to be in recent seasons. Here's what the Jets must do to avoid a two-game slide. Don't sleep on 'em The Raiders haven't finished above .500 since losing to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. That was at the end of the 2002 season. But this team is different. They're getting hard-earned wins with their most talent on offense and defense in more than a decade. Embrace the grind While Oakland's defense is sturdy against the run (tied for fourth in yards per carry allowed), the Jets must commit to their strength and hand off the ball often. Only two teams rack up more yards per game than Gang Green. Contain Carr, Cooper The Raiders' budding touchdown tandem of quarterback Derek Carr and receiver Amari Cooper is off to a great start in Cooper's rookie year. Still, the Jets should like their chances with cornerback Darrelle Revis likely getting to know Cooper all afternoon. By SCOTT FONTANA email@example.com @Scott_Fontana Scott has been amNewYork's sports editor since 2012 and has more than a decade of experience covering sports. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.