Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 10/20/12
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, the Raiders are a much better team. Last week he carried the ball 27 times. This week should be a similar workload to manage the possession and get into more manageable third down situations. Mike Goodson will spell McFadden and ran well against the Atlanta Falcons. Jacksonville is ranked 30th in the NFL defending the run. In the passing game, Oakland will rely on quarterback Carson Palmer to loosen the defense in the box and help McFadden. Palmer has played well this season averaging over 270 yards per game through the air with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He has been prone to make bad decisions ...
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