|Last 3 Games||0-1||-1||0-1||0-1||2.0||2.0||178.0||(2.8)||2.0||28.0||21.0||291.0||(4.7)||0.0|
|Offense (All Games)||2.0||2.0||12.0||28:30||23-71||(3.1)||19-41||46.3%||107||(2.6)||64-178||(2.8)||(89)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||2||2||12||28:30||23-71||(3.1)||19-41||46.3%||107||(2.6)||64-178||(2.8)||(89)|
|Defense (All Games)||28.0||21.0||17.0||31:30||28-120||(4.3)||21-34||61.8%||171||(5)||62-291||(4.7)||(10.4)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||28||21||17||32:30||28-120||(4.3)||21-34||61.8%||171||(5)||62-291||(4.7)||(10.4)|
|Stats For (All Games)||2.0||0.0||2.0||-2.0||19-5||26.3%||1-0||0.0%||2-48||(24)||1-0||(0)||5-30|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||2||0||2||2||19-5||26.3%||1-0||0.0%||2-48||(24)||0-1||(0)||5-30|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.0||0.0||0.0|| ||15-5||33.3%||0-0||0.0%||0-0||(0)||7-80||(11.4)||3-20|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0||0||0|| ||15-5||33.3%||0-0||0.0%||0-0||(0)||80-7||(11.4)||3-20|
|Last 3 Games||0-1||-1||1-0||0-1||17.0||7.0||372.0||(6)||2.0||21.0||14.0||274.0||(5.6)||0.0|
|Offense (All Games)||17.0||7.0||20.0||32:47||33-171||(5.2)||19-29||65.5%||201||(6.9)||62-372||(6)||(21.9)|
|Opponents Defensive Avg.||17||7||20||33:47||33-171||(5.2)||19-29||65.5%||201||(6.9)||62-372||(6)||(21.9)|
|Defense (All Games)||21.0||14.0||18.0||27:13||26-127||(4.9)||18-23||78.3%||147||(6.4)||49-274||(5.6)||(13)|
|Opponents Offensive Avg.||21||14||18||27:13||26-127||(4.9)||18-23||78.3%||147||(6.4)||49-274||(5.6)||(13)|
|Stats For (All Games)||2.0||0.0||2.0||-2.0||13-7||53.8%||1-1||100.0%||2-47||(23.5)||1-5||(5)||8-51|
|Opponents Avg. Stats Against||2||0||2||2||13-7||53.8%||1-1||100.0%||2-47||(23.5)||5-1||(5)||8-51|
|Stats Against (All Games)||0.0||0.0||0.0|| ||10-6||60.0%||1-0||0.0%||0-0||(0)||1-23||(23)||3-31|
|Opponents Avg. Stats For||0||0||0|| ||10-6||60.0%||1-0||0.0%||0-0||(0)||23-1||(23)||3-31|
|Average power rating of opponents played: JACKSONVILLE 11, OAKLAND 17|
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|10/13/2013||@ KANSAS CITY|| || || || || || || || || || || || |
|JACKSONVILLE: The Jaguars will continue to utilize a zone-blocking scheme for their running game, which will be the bulk of what this offense does as they still search for any semblance of a passing threat. Maurice Jones-Drew will once again be asked to carry a heavy workload as long as he's healthy, primarily because they have so few options behind him. But new offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is expected to give more two-back looks, with Montell Owens doing some lead blocking and also lining up in some single-back sets. The wild card could be Denard Robinson, who will push Justin Forsett for change-of-pace duties.
They don't have a lot of options with this passing game, due simply to a lack of talent. Most likely they'll try to spread the field and get some quick catch-and-run opportunities as Fisch comes from a West Coast background. He'll put Blaine Gabbert on the move a little more, which should help the young QB, who's gun shy in the face of the rush. Cecil Shorts figures to get a boost in Fisch's offense, at least while Justin Blackmon serves his four-game suspension to start the season. Marcedes Lewis should be a more prominent part of the offense. The Jaguars were forced to throw in the red zone much more often after Jones-Drew got hurt last year, but their first choice is to force-feed Jones-Drew.
New defensive coordinator Bob Babich, the former Bears DC and LB coach, inherits a defense that logged the second-most minutes on the field because of a horrible offense. But the Jags recorded five fewer sacks than any other NFL team and failed to score a defensive touchdown for the third time in four seasons. This year's unit will look much different with at least four new starters signed via free agency -- DTs Roy Miller and Kyle Love, LB Geno Hayes and CB Alan Ball. MLB Paul Posluszny is still a tackling machine.|
|OAKLAND: There's been much talk about tailoring the running game to Darren McFadden again. The Raiders were slowly fazing out the zone-blocking looks last year, but this year they figure to go back to a man/power system full time. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson has made McFadden his No. 1 priority, and they'll ride him heavily as long as he stays healthy. Rashad Jennings, despite a brutal year in Jacksonville, will likely be Oakland's No. 2 back. On third downs, they'll occasionally let Marcel Reese stay in as the lone back.
Matt Flynn will fit Olson's passing game well, as it's a West Coast offense similar to Green Bay's and Seattle's. They will use a lot more in the way of quick-hitters and catch-and-run stuff, which bodes well for big receivers like Rod Streater and Juron Criner. Denarius Moore remains their most talented receiver, but his greatest asset is his deep speed, which doesn't mesh well with Flynn's dink-and-dunk arm. McFadden will be used heavily in the screen game. There's no telling what they'll do with their tight ends, because they don't have a starting-caliber TE on the roster. While they'd like to go with McFadden near the goal line, the Raiders will likely have to do a good amount of throwing due to their overmatched line.
The Raiders didn't do anything to address their weak pass rush that had the second-fewest sacks in the NFL (25), and actually let DEs Desmond Bryant and Matt Shaughnessy (7.5 combined sacks) both walk. However, they did sign two key starters -- WLB Kevin Burnett and MLB Nick Roach -- plus rookie SLB Sio Moore. Oakland also added quality players in the secondary in rookie CB D.J. Hayden, CB Tracy Porter, CB Mike Jenkins and S Charles Woodson to prevent another season of allowing 28 passing TD with just 11 INT.|
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER PRO FOOTBALL PREVIEW (JACKSONVILLE-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Jaguars-Raiders Preview* =========================
By PAUL DIGIACOMO STATS Senior Editor
While the Oakland Raiders hope they have found their quarterback of the future in Terrelle Pryor, the jury is still out on whether oft-injured Blaine Gabbert will be running the Jacksonville Jaguars' offense for years to come.
Pryor looks to build on an impressive season-opening performance when the Raiders play their home opener Sunday against a Jaguars team that again will have Gabbert watching from the sidelines due to an injury.
Oakland visited Indianapolis last Sunday and coach Dennis Allen refused to say whether Pryor or Matt Flynn would start for "competitive" reasons. Flynn worked with the first-team offense for most of training camp but Allen went with Pryor against the Colts, a decision that nearly led to an upset victory.
In his fifth NFL game, Pryor completed 19 of 29 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown and set a franchise record for rushing by a quarterback with 112 yards on 13 carries. He became the eighth QB since the 1970 merger to throw for at least 200 yards and run for at least 100 in a game.
Pryor had a chance to put Oakland ahead in the final two minutes when he led the team to the Colts' 8-yard line, but he took a bad sack and threw an interception on third-and-goal from the 24 with 31 seconds remaining that sealed the Raiders' 21-17 loss.
"This one's on me," he said. "Everybody else did a great job. The receivers did a great job catching the ball when they had a chance. There's no one really to point fingers at but me, literally, this time. I'll take the blame and get better. We'll be better."
Pryor also threw an interception at the Colts' 32-yard line on the Raiders' first drive and completed just 1 of 7 throws over 20 yards.
"It's a process when you're trying to get better at something," Pryor said. "I feel like I got better at throwing the ball and that I can take a team downfield with my arm."
Allen liked what he saw from his inexperienced signal-caller, especially in the running game.
"That's the element that he brings," Allen said. "So, that's always going to be there, his ability to create, his ability to make things happen with his feet. The thing that we judge on the practice field is his ability to make good decisions, his ability to throw the ball on time, with accuracy.
"Those are things that we want to see that he continues to improve because that's what's going to make him a really good quarterback, is if he continues to improve in those areas."
Jacksonville was looking for improvement from Gabbert when he won the starting job over Chad Henne in camp, but he struggled in last Sunday's 28-2 home loss to Kansas City and was hurt late in the game.
Gabbert sliced open the back of his throwing hand while scrambling in the closing minutes and needed 15 stitches to close the wound. This injury comes after he missed two preseason games last month with a hairline fracture in his right thumb and sat out the last six games in 2012 due to a forearm injury.
"It's got to heal and we need to keep it clean," coach Gus Bradley said. "The big concern would be with all the stitches that it could reopen and then the chance of infection occurs. So we're going to handle that right."
Gabbert completed 16 of 35 passes for 121 yards and two interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown, while getting sacked six times.
Henne came on in relief and completed 3 of 6 passes for 36 yards, and he should feel comfortable stepping in after starting the final six games last season and the last two preseason contests.
"Obviously it's been a roller coaster, but at the same time, I just try to keep a level head," Henne said. "I go out there each and every day, try to get better and compete and just show the coaching staff that I'm ready whenever my number's called. ... You never know what's going to go on throughout the season. There are injuries that happen, and I just have to stay ready at all times."
Henne finished with 2,084 yards passing, 11 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 10 games last season.
"If there's one good out of that now we have a guy that's seasoned, that's played a lot of football for us," Bradley said. "We have a lot of faith in Chad. I know that he's a guy we felt strongly about going through the whole process."
Oakland ended a four-game skid to Jacksonville with a 26-23 overtime win at home Oct. 12. Gabbert left that game after injuring his non-throwing shoulder and was replaced by Henne.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2014 6:45:12 AM EST|