Raiders Rally to Top Jaguars in OT 26-23

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.


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2 Responses to “Raiders Rally to Top Jaguars in OT 26-23”

  1. John R. LoRe, Ph.D. says:

    Ooops. Now that’s what I call winning ugly. But last week we lost beautifully so we will call in even as we call it a “W”!!!!!

  2. radlady says:

    THEY NEED TO FIRE KNAPP, HIS PLAYING CALLING IS BEYOND AWFUL.

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