Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen had one word to describe his team’s 19-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2: sloppy. Yet it wasn’t all that bad. In fact, there were far more positives than negatives.
Running back Darren McFadden had his most productive day in nearly two years. Sebastian Janikowski made four field goals. And Oakland’s pass rush harassed Chad Henne all afternoon, knocking the Jaguars quarterback around like a rag doll.
That was more than enough to offset a subpar performance by quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a shaky effort from wide receiver Denarius Moore and an offense that converted just 29 percent of its third-down opportunities.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the things the Raiders did right and some of the things they did wrong against Jacksonville.
Michael Wagaman is an Oakland Raiders Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. All quotes were obtained firsthand.