Jaguars Awful in Home Loss to Oakland 33-16 to Fall to 2-4


Latavius Murray scored twice in his return from turf toe, and the Raiders handled listless Jacksonville 33-16 Sunday and gave coach Jack Del Rio a victory against his former team.

Murray, who missed the past two games, finished with 59 yards on 18 carries. Michael Crabtree caught eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown from Derek Carr, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals and the Raiders played the kind of defense they’ve been looking for all season.

The result was the team’s most complete win of the season. Oakland improved to 4-0 on the road and moved to 5-2 for the first time since 2001.

The Jaguars (2-4), meanwhile, dropped a third straight at EverBank Field and added more speculation about the future of coach Gus Bradley.

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Raiders vs Jaguars NFL Week Seven Inactives

Raiders: QB Connor Cook, OT Menelik Watson, RB Taiwan Jones, CB Dexter McDonald, FS Brynden Trawick, OL Vadal Alexander, TE Ryan O’Malley

Jaguars: QB Brandon Allen, CB Josh Johnson, RB Corey Grant, OL Bryce Harris, WR Bryan Walters, TE Neal Sterling, DE Chris Smith

Raiders vs Jaguars NFL Week Seven Capsule



STREAKS   4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 0-0 Gus Bradley: 0-1
LAST WEEK L 26-10 vs. Kansas City W 17-16 at Chicago
LAST GAME 9/15/13: Jaguars 9 at Raiders 19. Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor accounts for 176 yards (126 passing, 50 rushing). Raiders RB Darren McFadden rushes for 129 yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/12/10: Jaguars 38, Raiders 31. Jacksonville QB David Garrard passes for 3 TDs. Jaguars RBs Rashad Jennings and Maurice Jones-Drew combine for 210 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST  CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Oak), 83 (Jax). XM: 381 (Oak), 226 (Jax).


PASSING Derek Carr: 151-227-1608-12-3-99.1 Blake Bortles: 118-193-1321-8-7-80.3
RUSHING DeAndre Washington (R): 42-219-5.2-0 T.J. Yeldon: 54-176-3.3-1
RECEIVING Amari Cooper: 36-585-16.3-1 Allen Robinson: 24-287-12.0-3
OFFENSE 374.0 320.0
DEFENSE 444.8 321.4
SACKS Stacy McGee: 2.5 Yannick Ngakoue (R): 4
INTs Sean Smith: 2 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Marquette King: 49.9 Brad Nortman: 49.9
KICKING Sebastian Janikowski: 38 (14/14 PAT; 8/11 FG) Jason Myers: 35 (11/11 PAT; 8/10 FG)


RAIDERS: Are 3-0 on road…QB DEREK CARR has 12 TDs, 3 INTs & ranks 3rd in AFC with 99.1 rating. Has 6 TDs, 1 INT & 100.3 rating on road. Has won 4 of past 5 starts on road, incl. 3 in row…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has rush TD in 3 of his past 4…WR AMARI COOPER has 16 catches for 267 yards (133.5 per game) & TD (64 yards) in past 2. Aims for 3rd consecutive 100-yard rec. game & has 8 career 100-yard games. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 22 catches for 277 yards (92.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 on road. WR ANDRE HOLMES had TD catch last week…DE KHALIL MACK has 12 sacks in past 12. Has 8 sacks & 10 TFL in past 6 on road. LB BRUCE IRVIN has sack in 2 of past 3 on road. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Since entering NFL in 2007, S REGGIE NELSON is only active player with 30+ INTs (31) & 5+ sacks (6.5). Rookie S KARL JOSEPH has 33 tackles in past 4, most on team in that span…JAGUARS: Aim for 3rd consecutive win…QB BLAKE BORTLES threw GW 51-yard TD pass to WR ARRELIOUS BENN last week with 2:49 remaining. Since start of 2015, has 47 passes of 25+ yards…RB T.J. YELDON has 5 career games with 100+ scrimmage yards. RB CHRIS IVORY had rush TD last week…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 15 rec. TDs in past 17. Since 2015, leads NFL with 17 rec. TDs. Has 10 rec. TDs in past 10 at home. WR ALLEN HURNS has 11 rec. TDs in past 18. Since 2013, TE JULIUS THOMAS has 30 rec. TDs, most by NFL TE. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 4 vs. Oak…Rookie DE YANNICK NGAKOUE aims for 5th in row with sack & leads NFL rookies with 4 sacks. Has 4 sacks, 3 FFs & INT. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 46 tackles. Had 9 tackles & sack in last meeting. S JOHNATHAN CYPRIEN had 9 tackles & FF in last game vs. Oak. LB TELVIN SMITH is 2nd on team with 40 tackles.

Late Score Lifts Jaguars to 17-16 Win Over Bears in Chicago

Jacksonville Jaguars v Chicago Bears

Blake Bortles threw for 271 yards and hit a slipping Arrelious Benn for a 51-yard touchdown in the closing minutes, lifting the Jaguars to a 17-16 victory over the Bears on Sunday.

The Jaguars (2-3) wiped out a 13-0 deficit in the fourth quarter in a matchup of last-place teams. And the go-ahead touchdown might have been helped by the oft-criticized turf at Soldier Field.

Benn slipped as he caught a slant and so did Tracy Porter as he tried to tag the receiver. That allowed Benn, who spent the past three seasons on injured reserve, to get up and run untouched for his first touchdown in five seasons.

That gave the Jaguars a one-point lead with 2:49 left and sent the Bears (1-5) to another loss after they dropped the previous game to Indianapolis on a late TD pass by Andrew Luck. Chicago came up short despite racking up 389 yards.

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Jaguars vs Bears NFL Week Six Inactives

Jaguars: QB Brandon Allen, CB Josh Johnson, RB Corey Grant, TE Neal Sterling, WR Rashad Geene, DE Chris Smith, OL Bryce Harris

Bears: QB Jay Cutler, CB Deiondre Hall, RB Jeremy Langford, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, C Eric Kush, NT Eddie Goldman, OLB Leonard Floyd

Jaguars vs Bears NFL Week Six Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Gus Bradley: 0-0 John Fox: 2-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 4: W 30-27 vs. Indianapolis in London) L 29-23 at Indianapolis
LAST GAME 10/7/12: Chicago 41 at Jacksonville 3. Chicago WR Brandon Marshall has 12 receptions for 144 yards & TD. Bears CB Charles Tillman & LB Lance Briggs each record INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/7/08: Bears 23, Jaguars 10. Chicago QB Kyle Orton passes for 219 yards & 2 TDs. Bears RB Matt Forte has 106 scrimmage yards.
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (Jax), 135 (Chi). XM: 381 (Jax), 232 (Chi).


PASSING Blake Bortles: 98-160-1050-7-6-79.4 Brian Hoyer: 100-140-1094-6-0-108.5 (3L)
RUSHING T.J. Yeldon: 48-155-3.2-1 Jordan Howard (R): 51-296-5.8-0
RECEIVING Allen Robinson: 21-238-11.3-3 Eddie Royal: 25-284-11.4-2
OFFENSE 320.8 372.4
DEFENSE 304.5 346.0
SACKS Yannick Ngakoue (R): 3 Willie Young: 4
INTs 3 tied: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Brad Nortman: 48.4 Pat O’Donnell: 42.6
KICKING Jason Myers: 30 (9/9 PAT; 7/9 FG) Connor Barth: 25 (10/10 PAT; 5/8 FG)


JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES aims for 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. In past 2 on road vs. NFC, has completed 50 of 68 (73.5 pct.) for 671 yards with 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 125.3 rating…RB T.J. YELDON aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC with TD. Had 117 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 46 rec.) in Week 4. RB CHRIS IVORY had 96 scrimmage yards (52 rec., 44 rush) in only game vs. Chi. (9/22/14 with NYJ)…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 3 rec. TDs in past 2 & has 15 rec. TDs in past 16. Since 2015, leads NFL with 17 rec. TDs. WR ALLEN HURNS had 42-yard TD catch in Week 4. In past 2 vs. NFC on road, has 13 catches for 223 yards (111.5 per game) & 3 TDs. Since 2013, TE JULIUS THOMAS has 30 rec. TDs, most by NFL TE…Rookie DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had INT, sack & FF in Week 4. Aims for 4th in row with sack & leads rookies with 3 sacks. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY aims for 3rd in row with sack or INT. Leads team with 35 tackles… BEARS: QB BRIAN HOYER aims for 4th in row with 300+ pass yards & 2+ TDs. Passed for 293 yards & 3 TDs for 119.3 rating in 10/18/15 meeting (with Hou.)…Rookie RB JORDAN HOWARD had 163 scrimmage yards (118 rush, 45 rec.) & TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards…WR ALSHON JEFFERY had TD catch in last meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC. WR CAMERON MEREDITH had career-high 9 receptions, 130 yards & TD last week. TE ZACH MILLER has 3 rec. TDs in past 3…Rookie DE JONATHAN BULLARD had 1st career sack last week. LB JERRELL FREEMAN ranks 2nd in NFC with 48 tackles. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ tackles. LB DANNY TREVATHAN had INT in only meeting (10/13/13 with Den). LB WILLIE YOUNG had 3 sacks in Week 5. Has 5 sacks in past 4 vs. AFC. S ADRIAN AMOS had FF in Week 5. S CHRIS PROSINSKI led team with 8 tackles last week.

Jaguars Waive CB Dwayne Gratz to Make Room for Returning CB Aaron Colvin

Aaron Colvin

The Jaguars have waived Dwayne Gratz to make room for fellow cornerback Aaron Colvin, who was activated from the suspended list, the Associated Press reports.

Gratz started 25 games over the past three years, recording 119 tackles and three interceptions. A third-round draft pick in 2013, Gratz became expendable following Colvin’s return coupled with the emergence of rookie Jalen Ramsey and first-year player Josh Johnson.

Colvin, a fourth-round pick in 2014, was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s police on performance-enhancing drugs. Colvin has started 16 starts, recording 98 tackles, nine passes defensed and four sacks.

The Jaguars (1-3) also signed third-year safety Akeem Davis to the practice squad. Davis has spent time with Washington, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Seattle, Indianapolis and Kansas City.

In Terms of Success – Jaguars Rank 30th in the NFL in New Article

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Mike Freeman, Lead NFL National Reporter for Bleacher Report, has written a long piece which talks about each and every NFL franchise, and their success.

There’s a number of factors involved, including Super Bowl, Conference and division titles. The Jags didn’t get much love on the list, as according to Freeman, they are nearly last in the NFL, coming in at 30.

Here’s what Freeman has to say about the Jags:

“Surround yourself with great people, people who have an outstanding work ethic, people who are business-like, who are focused and concentrated. Get everybody on the same page and have the same inspiration, same kind of drive, same kind of desire. Do the very, very best you can. Work to the best of your ability. Be efficient. Don’t waste time.” —Tom Coughlin to reporters on what it takes to be successful

The Tom Coughlin era was the bright spot for the Jacksonville Jaguars. It isn’t just his record that demonstrates how good a coach he was. Coughlin’s Jaguars went to the playoffs for four straight years, including two conference title games.

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