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The Oakland Raiders showed improvement on both sides of the ball last week, but they still couldn't get back into the win column after their bye.
The Jacksonville Jaguars can't fare much worse as they return to the field.
Oakland tries to build on a near-upset of the NFL's lone unbeaten team Sunday when it hosts a Jaguars team that's had plenty of time to stew over one of the worst losses in franchise history.
Coming off a 37-6 loss at Denver on Sept. 30 that quarterback Carson Palmer called a "good, old-fashioned butt-whupping," the Raiders (1-4) rolled up season highs with 474 total yards and 149 yards rushing while picking off their first three passes of the season in last Sunday's 23-20 loss at Atlanta.
Palmer responded from throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown with 2:40 left by leading an 80-yard drive that Darren McFadden capped off with a 2-yard scoring run, but Oakland lost again as Matt Bryant nailed a 55-yard field go...
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On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders will host the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC match-up. Both teams enter this week with identical 1-4 records. For the Raiders, this is an opportunity to begin to string together wins and claw back into the AFC West division race. The key on offense for Oakland is running back Darren McFadden. When he gets his touches and carries the offensive load...
When the Oakland Raiders host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, the defense will have their hands full against running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The plan will be to limit Jones-Drew and the rushing attack. If the Raiders can accomplish that, they will put themselves in a position to win. This season the Raiders have done a nice job against the run. They rank 18th in the NFL, giving...
Sunday’s game against Jacksonville is a game that the 1-4 Oakland Raiders should, and need to win. However, especially in recent history, these are the kinds of games that the Raiders have lost. After an impressive effort in Atlanta, despite the loss, the hope is that this team will continue to get better. If the Raiders are to do so [...]
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Mike Goodson is making the most of his limited opportunities as Darren McFadden's backup in Oakland.
Goodson has shown a propensity for big plays off the bench so far this season for the Raiders and has filled a void at backup running back.
Despite only 18 touches on offense, Goodson has gained...
OAKLAND -- In the end, it was fitting that the Raiders' defense came up with the biggest play of the game Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in what could turn out to be the biggest win of Oakland's season. After spotting the Jaguars a 17-3 lead in the first half, the Raiders came all the way back to beat them 26-23 in overtime on Sebastian Janikowski's 40-yard...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 40-yard field goal after Cecil Shorts III fumbled on the opening possession of overtime and the Oakland Raiders rallied from 14 points down in the second half to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 26-23 on Sunday.
Carson Palmer threw one TD pass and ran for another to force overtime for the Raiders (2-4) before they won it after Lammar...
Last year seems so long ago. The Raiders made a move to put them over the top in a very winnable decision, giving up draft picks for the chance at a franchise quarterback, and then Carson Palmer showed up and was a shell of what he used to be.
The Raiders now sit at 1-4 and are in prime position to be in the sweepstakes for the one and only Geno Smith, but how did they get here...
As the Oakland Raiders prepare for their home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, quarterback Carson Palmer knows that it is a must win. With both teams entering the game with a 1-4 record and the Raiders only one and a half games back in the AFC West, they must string together wins starting this week. “It’s a must win game for us,” Palmer said. “We had...
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O, boy o boy is this matchup the one to keep a close eye on!
I kid because I care, but seriously these teams practically draw zero interest by the entire nation.
After all, two of these quarterbacks have been brutal albeit one a bit more than the other.
Jacksonville’s Blaine Gabbert could shock...
The Jacksonville Jaguars played the Oakland Raiders in Week 7. For three quarters it appeared the Jaguars would win the game. But injuries and inept play proved too much for the Jaguars to overcome. Still the game had its share of heroes and zeroes.Heroes for the Oakland RaidersThe Raiders had a comeback orchestrated by Carson Palmer. But it is not Palmer who is the hero of the...