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Jaguars Lose MJD and Gabbert; Fall to Raiders in Overtime 26-23

A season that was already ugly on Sunday just got even worse.

And there’s no end in sight.

The Jaguars, despite losing running back Maurice Jones- Drew (left foot) and quarterback Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder) to injuries Sunday, were in control of the Raiders leading 20-6 with 10 minutes to play in the third quarter.

That’s when things appeared to turn for the struggling Jags, and by the time it was over, the Raiders had rallied for a big 26-23 comeback win to move to 2-4 on the season.

Sebastian Janikowski
‘s 40-yard field goal in overtime capped the comeback for Oakland.

Jacksonville 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.

Chad Henne
played after Gabbert left the game, and 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.

The Jaguars schedule gets no easier, as they play at Green Bay next Sunday.

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