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Final: Raiders 19, Jaguars 9

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 4:28 pm in Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders scored a touchdown on their opening possession for the first time in more than a year and Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals in a 19-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in their home opener at O.co Coliseum.

Oakland, 1-1, rushed for 226 yards, with running back Darren McFadden leading the way with 129 yards on 19 carries. Janikowski’s field goals came from distances of 46, 30, 29 and 29 yards.

On defense, the Raiders had no trouble with the quick-tempo, no-huddle offense of the Jaguars, bottling up their attempts to run and displaying crisp tackling skills on the short throws of quarterback Chad Henne.

The Jaguars had a 27-yard field goal by Josh Scobee in the first half and scored with 2:53 to play on an 13-yard pass from Henne to tight end Clay Harbor when trailing by 16 points.

The drive came following a lost McFadden fumble following a 28-yard gain to the 48-yard line.

In a game that was billed nationally as the battle for the first pick in the NFL draft, given the recent fortunes of the two franchises, Jacksonville looked a lot closer to being in position to select either South Carolina defensive end Jadaveon Clowney or Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater than the Raiders.

The Raiders were far from smooth in the passing game, with Terrelle Pryor completing 15 of 24 passes for 126 yards without a touchdown or an interception. Pryor rushed for 50 yards on nine carries.

After the Raiders deferred to Jacksonville after winning the coin toss, their defense set the tone by forcing a three-and-out on the first series.

Phillip Adams than raced around the right side for a 30-yard punt return to the Jacksonville 38.

The Raiders took advantage of a 15-yard Jacksonville penalty, got a 7-yard run by McFadden to the 16 and a 5-yard run by Terrelle Pryor to the 7 before Reece scored from from the 11.

It was the first touchdown on a first possession since the regular-season finale against the San Diego Chargers in 2011.

Thin but Pryor got the Raiders in position for five field goal attempts, including one missed by Janikowski from 42 yards out.

The Raiders may have suffered a significant injury in the first half, as strong safety Tyvon Branch left the game with a leg injury, had to be helped off the field, and did not return.

The Raiders bottled up former De La Salle High star Maurice Jones-Drew, who had 27 yards on 10 carries before leaving with an injury.

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  • lefty12

    Pryor was better today than last week.He didn’t make any of those obvious mistakes he made a week ago.He has a long ways to go to be a good NFL QB ,but he is making positive steps.Anyone that expects him to be a polished product today should rethink their opinion.

  • 0ak r8rs

    DHB. MRI in shoulder tomorrow.

  • Gdog

    alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    lol You guys keep bringing up Flynn.

    I’m not. You guys are. I’m talking about our QB of the near future.

    It isn’t Pryor. I was talking with someone else about drafting a QB.

    You guys are obsessed with either me or Flynn. YOU keep bringing him up l

    >>

    He doesnt have to be as good as Kap or Wilson or RG3 to be the Raiders QB this year.

    He just has to be better than your guy Flynn.

    He is, and he just got his first win. Grow up and deal with it.

    Or keep banging your widdle 14 year old fists on the ground about Pryor…

  • alex7

    Pryor fans last week: “Pryor is a star! A play-maker!!”

    Pryor fans this week: “Pryor managed the game! No big mistakes!”

    You guys can’t even be consistent in what your glittery toy is. He’s an inconsistent QB who will only win if our run game produces 150+ yards.

    In other words, he’s a fast Jason Campbell. Quit acting like cheerleaders with the guy.

  • alex7

    Gdog

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

    No one is talking about who our 2013 QB is.

    Some of us were talking about who our 2014 QB is. Join the conversation or quit obsessing over me.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Oak

    again, the top QBs showed us within TWO or THREE games that they were legit.

    Ours has 1 TD pass and less than 300 yards in 2 games.

    It’s 2013. QBs come in slinging it and putting up the #s right off the bat. No one needs 10 weeks anymore.

    @@@@@@@@

    Not true. And rg3 has sucked all year. Luck should be 0-2 and only did as well as tey did because of the cancer rally. And Newton sucked most of last year. And Wilson got lucky ALOT last year and has an elite defense to back him up. Your argument has huge holes in it. And you know it.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    The Big Banana Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    The Big Banana Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Looks like we’re not in the World Series this year.

    There could be a team from the Bay Area.

    ——-

    I’m ok with that. Maybe it could bring done good mojo to our Raids.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hey, it’s tough to repeat.
    I’ll settle for every other year.

    It could be A’s V. Dodgers in which case I get to repeat the usual chant: Fuk the Dodgers.

    Sorry J.

  • jesusraiderjim

    Orthodoxdj Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    DJ Hayden hasn’t impressed me yet.
    ************************************************

    I don’t know what game you watched I thought he had a few PD’s and only looked bad on the 30 yd first down in the 4th quarter.

  • ron69

    The Jags were obssesed to contain the edges they forgot the middle, Pryor did enough to win the ball game.

  • alex7

    Lefty

    that’s part of the argument here. Why should we allow Pryor a full season to prove himself…

    when all these other young QBs prove themselves after 2 or 3 weeks?

    that part makes no sense to me, unless there’s flat out bias.

  • 24

    Alex7 – I normally don’t have a problem with you and I mean this in the nicest way but…today you suck!

    #1 – You’re killing the buzz that is a win.

    #2 – You’re sounding like a woman. Women are hard to please and are never happy, no matter what you do for her. Right now, that is you.

    #3 – This is boring and I’m gonna step out for awhile while you’re on a mission. I’m hoping you don’t keep this up for the next 14 weeks of the season.

  • RaidO

    Next game vs the Broncos should be a good test to see were the Raiders are at.
    A win would be huge.

  • alex7

    Oak R8r

    when you say “not true”, can I ask you to back it up with facts, or is that too much effort?

    RGIII, Luck, Wilson, Dalton, Matt Ryan, Kaepernick ALL HAD MULTIPLE TD GAMES or 300-yard games within their 2nd or 3rd game.

    I looked it up. You didn’t.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    For the second week in a row, Allen and the coaches had the team ready to go and they played HARD throughout the game.

    In particular, Tarver continues to look good to me.

  • The Big Banana

    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:22 pm
    The Big Banana Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    ENGLANDRAIDER Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 5:57 pm
    The Big Banana Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Looks like we’re not in the World Series this year.

    There could be a team from the Bay Area.

    ——-

    I’m ok with that. Maybe it could bring done good mojo to our Raids.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Hey, it’s tough to repeat.
    I’ll settle for every other year.

    It could be A’s V. Dodgers in which case I get to repeat the usual chant: Fuk the Dodgers.

    Sorry J.

    ——–

    Absolutely, and absolutely.

  • Gdog

    alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Lefty

    that’s part of the argument here. Why should we allow Pryor a full season to prove himself…

    when all these other young QBs prove themselves after 2 or 3 weeks?

    that part makes no sense to me, unless there’s flat out bias.

    >>>

    Because Flynn and McGloin are OBVIOUS hot garbage.

    It doesn’t make sense to you because you are 14 years old and haven’t watched enough football for it to make sense.

    Either that or you have mush for brains…

  • alex7

    lol 24

    how long do you want to say “yay!” about our Jaguars win?

    Some of us are more excited about what Reggie is building for 2014.

    Is that ok? Can those of us that are… talk about that?

  • One Up

    Alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:15 pm
    Oak

    again, the top QBs showed us within TWO or THREE games that they were legit.

    Ours has 1 TD pass and less than 300 yards in 2 games.

    It’s 2013. QBs come in slinging it and putting up the #s right off the bat. No one needs 10 weeks anymore.

    Ummm… Kaepernick’s stats thru his 1st two starts last year vs Pryor this year

    Kaep:
    27/40 for 360 yards passing – 2 TD, 0 INT
    12 rush for 76 yards – 2 Fumbles, 1 TD
    Total: 436 yards (pass + rush); 3 TD / 2 TO

    Pryor:
    34/53 for 343 yards passing – 1 TD, 2 INT
    22 rush for 162 yards – 0 Fumbles, 0 TD
    505 total yards (pass + rush); 1 TD / 2 TO

    Pryor looks pretty good by comparison. The only real difference is the TD’s where Kaep has an advantage.

  • Raiders for life

    So what was up with Pryor not running in the 4th qtr. I thought he looked hurt and didn’t have much fire. Not bagin on him but he had the soup look.
    Am I just trippin?

  • RaiderDirt

    IT’S A PARTY… IT’S A PARTY…. IT’S A PARTA!!!!

    STILL YELLIN … O N E N A T I O N .. 1 N A T I O N ! ! !

    RAAAAAIIIIIIIDDDDDDDEEEERRRRSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tumbleweed

    Alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    Pryor fans last week: “Pryor is a star! A play-maker!!”

    Pryor fans this week: “Pryor managed the game! No big mistakes!”

    You guys can’t even be consistent in what your glittery toy is. He’s an inconsistent QB who will only win if our run game produces 150+ yards.

    In other words, he’s a fast Jason Campbell. Quit acting like cheerleaders with the guy.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>Pryor got it done. He’s gonna get better and he can run better than most RB’s. did I say he’ll improve? Damn right. He won today. Our present and future QB is a keeper. The team will play for him. Flynn sucks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    You know who I was impressed with? I mean aside from the Raiders defense and the OL that hands down won this game …

    Chad Henne. That guy was missing pretty much every skill position starter on a team that doesn’t have much to start with. He was facing a defense that was coming at him with a line starting a rookie tackle. And he still made some pretty impressive throws. He also showed just enough elusiveness to buy time when the walls weren’t completely crumbling.

    He’s going to be a FA next season. Probably won’t fetch a ton because he’s yet to have a good offense to play on in his career. If he could be picked up on the cheap to compete with another team that isn’t trying to force the starting job on a high pick like Gabbert, he might surprise.

  • alex7

    Gdog

    lol, you’re calling someone a 14-year old…

    while name-calling and calling players OBVIOUS hot garbage.

    Think about that. At least add something interesting to think about. Stats, ideas, projections. Something worthwhile.

  • RaiderRetribution

    I expect Peyton to throw wherever Woodson & Jenkins are not!

    Hayden, Ross, Porter will need to have solid games; our DLinemen will need four sacks w/o blitzes against Peyton.

    We also need our defense to garner two turnovers, we have zero so far; -3 overall after two games.

  • ron69

    I think DA told Pryor that this game was “Not to loose” and he did exactly that, not turn the ball over.
    Next week might be a different story, Pryor must take more chances against the high octane Broncos.

  • Kirk

    Moore has to go.

    Just collecting a paycheck.

  • RaiderRich510

    Alex7-Fattkid. Gtfoh….TROLL..

  • Tumbleweed

    It was a ugly win. But it was beautiful. Sent the jags home with their thumbs up their butts. Oooooooooooooooooohh.
    RRRRRSAAAAIIIIIDDDEEEERRRESSSSDS

  • 0ak r8rs

    Alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:28 pm
    Oak R8r

    when you say “not true”, can I ask you to back it up with facts, or is that too much effort?

    RGIII, Luck, Wilson, Dalton, Matt Ryan, Kaepernick ALL HAD MULTIPLE TD GAMES or 300-yard games within their 2nd or 3rd game.

    I looked it up. You didn’t.

    @@@@@@@@

    I’m not talking about if they had good games by their second or third game. I’m not calling you a liar (although Wilson did suck pretty much the first half of the season).

    What’s not true is:

    1. Your presumption that an NFL QB should prove himself after 2 or 3 games. It’s a ridiculous presumption. Payton Manning would be out of the league if that were true. Both Manning brothers for that matter.

    2. That you can’t wait a season for a QB to mature. This is the PERFECT season to see if a QB can mature. Couldn’t be any better, unless it was last year. We have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain w Pryor this year.

    3. RG3 has sucked all year, he hasn’t proven anything.

    4. Andrew luck should be 0 and 2. His team was way better than their record from 2011. And they had the cancer rally last year that brought it all tighter. Good QB? Sure. That’s why he was the number one overall pick while Pryor was 3rd round supplemental. But he’s also proven nothing.

    5. Wilson sucked the first half of last year and has a dominant defense and an impossible stadium to play in behind him. Check his road record and stats? Not so impressive.

    None of your comparisons r apples to apples. That’s why I say “not true”. It’s not about your faxts facts, it’s about your interpretation of those facts, twisted to fit into your argument.

  • Kirk

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    I expect Peyton to throw wherever Woodson & Jenkins are not!

    Hayden, Ross, Porter will need to have solid games; our DLinemen will need four sacks w/o blitzes against Peyton.

    We also need our defense to garner two turnovers, we have zero so far; -3 overall after two games.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    We never try to strip the ball. Poor coaching.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Zymurge Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:33 pm
    You know who I was impressed with? I mean aside from the Raiders defense and the OL that hands down won this game …

    Chad Henne. That guy was missing pretty much every skill position starter on a team that doesn’t have much to start with. He was facing a defense that was coming at him with a line starting a rookie tackle. And he still made some pretty impressive throws. He also showed just enough elusiveness to buy time when the walls weren’t completely crumbling.

    He’s going to be a FA next season. Probably won’t fetch a ton because he’s yet to have a good offense to play on in his career. If he could be picked up on the cheap to compete with another team that isn’t trying to force the starting job on a high pick like Gabbert, he might surprise.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Who you gonna cheer for next week?.. Manning?

  • 0ak r8rs

    Kirk Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:35 pm
    Moore has to go.

    Just collecting a paycheck.

    @@@@@@@@@

    I’m gonna take this opportunity to agree w you, for whatever that’s worth, because I rarely do. Except I’m not giving up on him writerly yet. But he really has sucked for a year plus 1 game now. Last week was pretty good.

  • alex7

    Zymurge

    Henne seems like a perfect backup QB. Strong arm, stays in the pocket, and doesn’t complain.

    He’s also had a few 300 yard games and a 4 TD game.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Pryor didn’t need to run in the 4th, because McFadden & Jennings were making huge runs, 3 rushes over 20 yards long.

    A team will always want their RBs to run over their QBs.

  • 0ak r8rs

    We never try to strip the ball. Poor coaching.

    @@@@@@@@@

    Yea. Damn those coaches for not teaching guys that have been playing defense for 15 years, most of them at a high level for 8 of those years, for not teaching them how to strip a ball!

    That’s sarcasm, in case I didn’t lay it on thick enough.

  • Turf toe

    Loved our D. They were playing with joy and didn’t make the stupid, wannabe bad guy lazy thug mistakes of the last ten years. Woodson is a marvel, reminds me of an old boxer who has stayed in shape and can still win championship fights.

    TP played it careful and smart. Knew his limitations. You could see him thinking, calculating risks and rewards. DMac coughed it up but hungered for the ball. I was concerned about his play before today. Glad he delivered.

    D Moore? He came into the league with a skateboarder’s spirit; jumping curbs, flying down stone library steps without a hint of fear. Wonder what happened to that kid.

  • 0ak r8rs

    Alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    lol 24

    how long do you want to say “yay!” about our Jaguars win?

    Some of us are more excited about what Reggie is building for 2014.

    Is that ok? Can those of us that are… talk about that?

    @@@@@@@@

    How about we say “yay” for more than 2 hours? Or in your case, for at least 2 minutes.

  • Turf toe

    Yay.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNoi_wwzbtQ Zymurge

    Tumbleweed Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    Alex7 Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:21 pm
    Pryor fans last week: “Pryor is a star! A play-maker!!”

    Pryor fans this week: “Pryor managed the game! No big mistakes!”

    You guys can’t even be consistent in what your glittery toy is. He’s an inconsistent QB who will only win if our run game produces 150+ yards.

    In other words, he’s a fast Jason Campbell. Quit acting like cheerleaders with the guy.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>Pryor got it done. He’s gonna get better and he can run better than most RB’s. did I say he’ll improve? Damn right. He won today. Our present and future QB is a keeper. The team will play for him. Flynn sucks.

    ===

    I think you’re missing the irony here. First of all, this was the Jags. Only the Jags. A team that got beat 28 to 2 at home in their home opener by Alex Smith. And they lost their best offensive weapon since then early in this game.

    People were ALL OVER Flynn for only being a dink and dunk game manager, saying that it would cripple the offense. Guess what? Pryor didn’t complete a pass over 15 yards in the air in the entire game. He had an OL that has played better than it has all year, giving him an incredible amount of time on many plays while opening huge holes for DMac to run through really fast.

    The red carpet doesn’t get rolled out any fatter! And he failed to capitalize. If he plays this next week against the Broncos it could be a 50-0 game.

    Aside from one run, there’s little good that Pryor did that Flynn or even McGloin or Wilson could not have done in this game. In fact, they likely would’ve done more because they are all more accurate in the short and intermediate passing game.

    He continues to show weak decision making, although I saw some glimpses of improvement when he had a ton of time. He did actually check down and hit a non-primary target maybe 2 or 3 times. But he also sat back too long and got sacked on plays far less aggressive than the ones that Flynn was villainized for not be able to escape in preseason jailbreaks.

    A win is a win and that’s good. But let’s be honest in the assessment here. It’s good to know that now the Raiders aren’t the worst team in the league, because they just beat the team that gets that honor. But they did it with great defense, a mostly dominant OL that gave them the best running game in years and of the passes that were completed, they were very conservative. They also were helped multiple times by stupid Jag penalties that turned 3rd down failures into 1st downs, otherwise we’d be looking at even worse QB numbers and at least one less FG.

    This is a win that pretty much any NFL QB could’ve managed. Hell, if Henne were on the other side, it probably would’ve been 25+ plus points for the Raiders. Pryor didn’t make enough mistakes to cost the game, with some fortunate cases on passes that should’ve been picked, so kudos there. But let’s not start calling him a franchise player just yet. At least not until he can do better than Alex Smith can against a hapless team …

  • 0ak r8rs

    Yay.

  • RaiderIN.260

    RAAAIIDERS!!!
    C Woods play today is exactly why Reg brought him in.
    Peyton needs to be p!ssing blood the week following the game. He’s gotta go down an go down hard!!
    The way the D IS BALLIN an the offence is comin around anything can happen.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders might actually have the top rushing defense & offense this season.

  • 0ak r8rs

    RaiderRetribution Says:
    September 15th, 2013 at 6:47 pm
    Raiders might actually have the top rushing defense & offense this season.

    @@@@@@@@

    Whoa. Easy there. Haha

  • No Mas Diamante

    Hey zymurge – blah blah blah

  • Turf toe

    I’m just glad I don’t have that familiar, sick knot in my gut after another Raider loss.
    Just for tonight, this is the best team in the history of the NFL, the AFL, the USFL,
    the CFL, and EFL, the ACL, the TLC, the WTF, and so on.

    Move over, Johnny U. We’re going to stuff that crewcut into the turf. Raymond Berry? Check your notes, because C Wood is coming. Clay Matthews? What your deal? Think you’re Thor or something? Heck, our quarterback could kick your ass.

    Just for tonight, that’s my honest assessment.