Jacksonville Jaguars Fall to 1-5 After OT Loss to Raiders


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The Jacksonville Jaguars gave up a 14-point lead to the Oakland Raiders, then proceeded to fumble away their opportunity to win in overtime and set up the Raiders with a 40-yard field goal attempt. After the Jaguars jumped out to a 14-point second half lead, the Raiders started to put together some drives and they were able to outscore the Jaguars 20-3 from that point.

The Jaguars forced three turnovers in the game, but it would be their only turnover of the game that proved to be the most costly. With QB Blaine Gabbert, and RB Maurice Jones-Drew, both out due to injuries sustained during the game, the Jaguars had to put their hopes into the hands of backup QB, Chad Henne. Henne got sacked on the first play in overtime to set the Jaguars up with a 2nd and 17, but on the second down Henne found Cecil Shorts eight yards down the field. The only problem was that Shorts was stripped and the fumble was recovered by the Raiders with the ball already in field goal position for the strong legged Sebastian Janikowski to hit a 40-yard field goal to end the game.

The Jaguars are now left with a 1-5 record and will have to play the Packers in Lambeau Field next week. The biggest concerns for the Jaguars are at the quarterback and running back positions. Blaine Gabbert was playing very well until he left the game with an injured shoulder, and his status for the Jaguars week eight game against the Packers remains uncertain. However, for Jacksonville’s star running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, who left the game in the first quarter with a foot injury, he has already been ruled out for next week.

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