It wasn’t pretty, but when you come in with only one win on the season, any win is a good win.
For the Raiders, they scratched and clawed all day vs the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, and thanks to the foot of kicker Sebastian Janikowski, they finally overcame a game Jags team in overtime 26-23.
Janikowski nailed a 40-yard field goal in overtime to cap the impressive comeback.
The Jaguars began the extra session with the ball, but a fumble by Cecil Shorts on a catch on third down was recovered by Oakland at the Jaguars 21- yard line. After Carson Palmer took a knee to line the ball up, Janikowski calmly hit the ball down the middle for the win.
Palmer went 26-for-46 with 298 yards, one touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception for the Raiders (2-4), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Janikowski connected on four field goals and two extra points in the win.
Jacksonville suffered early injuries to starting running back Maurice Jones- Drew (left foot) and quarterback Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder).
That left Chad Henne under center and he went just 9-for-20 with 73 yards while backup running back Rashad Jennings had 21 carries for 44 yards and a score for the Jaguars (1-5), who have lost three straight.
Oakland outgained the Jaguars 351 to 209 in yards, and got 53 yards on 19 carries from running back Darren McFadden.
The Raiders trailed 20-6 with 10 minutes to play in the third quarter when Jags kicker Josh Scobee kicked a 40-yard field goal, but then got back in the game when Palmer hit Denarius Moore down the middle for an 8-yard touchdown four minutes later to make it 20-13.
Scobee and Janikowski traded field goals to start the fourth quarter to make it 23-16, and the Raiders tied it when with 3:34 to play Palmer went in from a yard out to knot it up.
Darrius Heyward-Bey led the Raiders in the air with four grabs for 85 yards.
Next Sunday the Raiders are on the road at Arrowhead to play the Chiefs.