Historically, the Jaguars do not travel well to the west coast. Fresh off a bye week, where coach speak told the media and Jacksonville's fans that head coach Mike Mularkey wants to see changes in the Jaguars' offense (like Blaine Gabbert running more out of the pocket), the team travels to Oakland to face the Raiders.
Not the best way to start the second part of your season when you then move on to Lambeau Field and a date with the Packers next week.
Something tells me these will be the same old Jaguars we have pained through over the last six weeks. There may not be enough gauze to stop this bleeding. Try as they might, Blaine Gabbert, Maurice Jones-Drew and the rest of this team will try to erase poor offensive output and a defense with more holes than Swiss cheese.
This game will speak volumes as to how this team will play the rest of the seasons. Because the Raiders have a decent passing game with Carson Palmer and a potentially potent running game with Darren McFadden, it could be a long day for the men in black (the Jaguars, not Oakland).
Here are five keys to a Jaguars win on Sunday.