Jets WR Jermaine Kearse notched his first touchdowns with the team in the loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
Kearse and another Jets newcomer, QB Josh McCown, have found chemistry early this season. McCown found the 27-year-old seven times for 59 yards in the season opener against the Bills.
In Week 2, Kearse found the end zone for the first time as a Jet when McCown saw a mismatch, and connected with the wideout for a 34-yards touchdown to cut the Raiders' lead to 14-7 in the second quarter.
Kearse would add his second score on an 11-yard toss from McCown halfway through the fourth quarter. However, the game would be out of reach with the score 42-20 at that point.
Though the loss was ugly defensively, Kearse thinks the offense improved from their season opener.
"We did come out and fight," Kearse said after the game. "I felt like we played a lot better. We had some drives. We converted on third down. We made some strides. It's going to be a tough, tough season, but we're just going to have to keep fighting. We can't get down on ourselves. We can't point the finger."
Kearse, once again, finished the game as the team's leading receiver with four catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns.
Robby Anderson was the next-best wideout in terms of yardage as he hauled in two catches for 28 yards, including a 19-yard grab. Jeremy Kerley caught three passes for 14 yards while Neal Sterling and Charone Peake each caught a pass as well.
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Kearse continued his strong start as a Jet by leading them with 64 yards on four catches, including two touchdowns. He showed some veteran smarts with a subtle push-off on the first touchdown and made a tough catch with a defender draped over him for his other score. However, his other three catches -- one of which was negated by a penalty -- were short of the first down marker. >> Read more about the receivers and the Jets' offensive performance in Bent's Game Analysis.