Jaguars vs. Raiders: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders share a lot in common—both teams are looking to bounce back from losing seasons and find the answer at quarterback, both are coming off Week 1 losses, and both partake in a Week 2 contest in Oakland just like last season.
As hinted, Jacksonville is coming of an embarrassing loss in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs in which the team only mustered two points while giving up 28. Star back Maurice Jones-Drew was ineffective, and the coaching staff failed to use receiver Cecil Shorts properly.
Oakland may have lost in Week 1, but it at least went out with some dignity behind a surprise performance from quarterback Terrelle Pryor as he and the Raiders took Indianapolis to the brink before losing 21-17.
Here are the critical things to know as Jacksonville and Oakland prepare to clash in an effort to turn things around.
When: Sunday, Sept. 15, at 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: O.co Coliseum
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Betting Lines (via Bovada)
- Over/Under: 39.5 pts
- Spread: Oakland (-6)
Jaguars Injury Report (via NFL.com)
|Blaine Gabbert||QB||right Thumb||Out|
Raiders Injury Report (via NFL.com)
|Sebastian Janikowski||K||right Calf||Probable|
Can Terrelle Pryor Seal the Deal?
An offseason of questions and controversy in Oakland suddenly seem juvenile after Terrelle Pryor took control in Week 1 against Indianapolis.
Pryor exploded in his trial run, passing for 217 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Add in an additional 112 yards on the ground and Pryor totaled over 300 yards on the day.
Not only that, Pryor led the Raiders to more total yards, more first downs, a better third-down-efficiency percentage and over five more minutes of possession compared to the Colts, all while throwing for more yards than Andrew Luck.
So what didn't Pryor do? Win.
Pryor has a chance to get that monkey off his back now against a Jacksonville squad that only mustered 178 total yards of offense and two points while giving up 28.
Week-to-week consistency is a big part of Pryor keeping his job long term. Pryor's success or failure at home against Jacksonville will speak volumes about his future, as will whether his team wins.
These two clashed a year ago in a snoozefest that took overtime to give fans an anti-climactic final of 26-23 in Oakland's favor.
Which team wins?
This one won't be nearly as boring.
The difference here is simple—Oakland is a far more potent team with Pryor under center than with Carson Palmer, the latter of whom needed 46 attempts (he completed half of them) for 298 yards to win last year.
Jacksonville's Jones-Drew is healthy for this go-around, but his 45 yards on 15 carries didn't exactly scream "I'm Back!" from the top of the nearest mountain.
No, but Oakland is thanks to Pryor. The overall lack of talent on both rosters will make for a bad game of football, but Pryor will elevate the Raiders to a win.
Raiders win 24-10
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