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Jaguars vs. Raiders: Jacksonville loses in overtime, 26-23

The Jaguars looked as if they were on their way to blowing out the Oakland Raiders, but injuries to Maurice Jones-Drew and Blaine Gabbert derailed the game as the Jaguars lost 26-23 in overtime.

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Jacksonville falls in OT, 26-23

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost Maurice Jones-Drew (left foot) and Blaine Gabbert (left shoulder) to injuries and eventually their comfortable lead as well with the Oakland Raiders mounting an impressive comeback for a 26-23 overtime win.

Jones-Drew left the game after only his second carry after tweaking something in his foot and was eventually carted to the locker room for further examination. Despite losing their most important player though, the Jaguars' offense had some early success with Gabbert finding the speedy Cecil Shorts for a 42-yard touchdown on their third drive.

Gabbert took a vicious shot from DT Tommy Kelly on Jacksonville's next drive but was able to play through it, helping set up a Rashad Jennings touchdown from five yards out. The young quarterback would stay in for one more possession before giving way to Chad Henne to finish the game.

And Henne wouldn't have much success holding on to Jacksonville's two touchdown halftime lead, electing to check down most of the time while going 8-of-19 with 63 yards on the day.

With the Jaguars offense not doing much, the Raiders quietly mounted a comeback. Down a touchdown with 6:31 remaining, Oakland moved the ball to Jacksonville's 25 before being stuck with a fourth-and-10. After spending their last timeout to decide to go for it, the Raiders were assisted by an blatant pass interference call by CB Aaron Ross in the end zone. Palmer then proceeded to pound the ball in on a quarterback sneak to tie the game at 23.

With Sebastian Janikowski coming up just short on a 64-yard field goal at the end of regulation, the game went into overtime and the Jaguars won the toss. But on the third snap of extra play, Shorts coughed up a backbreaking fumble to give the Raiders the ball on Jacksonville's 21. And this time, Seabass wouldn't miss as the rocket-legged kicker easily drained a 40-yarder to give Oakland their second win of the season.

Fantasy Studs & Duds: Not a lot to be excited here fantasy wise as it was an ugly game all around. Shorts had 81 yards and TD but did lose two fantasy points on a fumble. Denarius Moore had a decent game with 36 yards and a TD but Darren McFadden continued to frustrate his owners with just 81 total yards on 23 touches.

Did They Cover?: The Raiders were six-point favorites so they came up just a bit short.

Injury Update: The most notable injuries here were already mentioned with Gabbert (left shoulder) and Jones-Drew (left foot) both getting permanently knocked out of the game very early on. The Raiders didn't suffer any losses.

What's Up Next?: The Jaguars road trip will be taken up a notch when they head to Green Bay next Sunday. As for the Raiders, they'll be facing a familiar foe in the form of the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead.

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Maurice Jones-Drew walking on crutches

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew injured his foot in Sunday's game and was seen returning to the sideline from the locker room on crutches.


Oakland cuts Jacksonville lead to 20-13

After a strong 17-6 first half, the Jaguars defense continued to look strong at the beginning of the second half. However, momentum quickly shifted in Oakland's favor as the Jaguars offense struggled to get anything going with Chad Henne at the helm.

The defense forced a stop early and the offense was able to move enough to set up a 40-yard field goal for Josh Scobee which was successful. However, the defense was unable to keep the Raiders out of the end zone after a pass interference call on Rashean Mathis cost the Jaguars 33 yards and set up Oakland with great field position.

Carson Palmer completed a pass to Denarius Moore and the receiver was able to stretch the ball across the goal line for a touchdown. As Henne continued to struggle, the Jaguars were unable to get a first down on each of their next two drives giving the Raiders plenty of opportunities.

The Raiders will begin the fourth quarter with the ball following a Bryan Anger punt.


Jaguars extend lead to 17-6 in first half

After getting out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter, the Jaguars extended their lead in the second quarter and have a 17-6 lead at halftime thanks to the Raiders shooting themselves in the foot multiple times.

While the Jaguars began the quarter with a punt, the Raiders muffed the punt and Russell Allen recovered the loose ball to give the Jaguars the ball in the red zone. They quickly took advantage with a touchdown as Rashad Jennings rushed five yards for a score.

On the ensuing Raiders possession, quarterback Carson Palmer made the inexplicable decision to do....whatever this is:


The interception gave the Jaguars the ball in Raiders territory. While they weren't able to take advantage with a touchdown, a 50-yard field goal by Josh Scobee extended the Jaguars lead to 14 points.

The Jaguars tried to continue their advantage with a onside kick that they successfully recovered. However, the Chad Henne-led offense turned the ball over on downs and the Raiders were able to turn the field position into a drive to the red zone and a 33-yard field goal for Sebastian Janikowski



Blaine Gabbert out with a shoulder injury

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert left Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders after he suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder.

Gabbert left the game during the second quarter after taking a hit from Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. He attempted to play through the injury, but left after the next offensive possession and was replaced by Chad Henne. The Jaguars said Gabbert is questionable to return.

The injury could be a big blow for the Jaguars' chances on Sunday as Gabbert was playing extremely well in the early going. Prior to going out, Gabbert had completed 8-of-12 pass attempts for 110 yards and a touchdown. He found Cecil Shorts for a 42-yard touchdown to give Jacksonville the lead in the first quarter.

With Gabbert out, the Jaguars are now playing without their entire starting backfield. Starting running back Maurice Jones-Drew left the game earlier with a foot injury. Henne has not gotten off to a quick start in replacement duty as he's completed just 1-of-5 pass attempts.


MJD carted off, Jaguars take 7-3 lead early

After a rough start for the Jaguars in Week 7 that featured two key offensive players going down with the injuries, they finished the first quarter with a 7-3 lead after Blaine Gabbert found Cecil Shorts III for a 42-yard touchdown.

On the first offensive series of the game both running back Maurice Jones-Drew and starting offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri went down with leg injuries. Both were ruled as questionable for a return, although Nwaneri returned later in the quarter whil Jones-Drew was carted to the locker room with an ankle injury.

The Jaguars defense held the Raiders to a short field goal after a long pass play from Carson Palmer to Darius Heyward-Bey put Oakland in the red zone. On the next possession, the Jaguars offense came to life with Rashad Jennings playing in the place of Jones-Drew.

Shorts in particular was a go-to target for Gabbert as he hauled in a 19-yard pass for a first down before a 42-yard touchdown to give the Jaguars the lead.


Maurice Jones-Drew suffers ankle injury early

In the first quarter of a Week 7 game against the Oakland Raiders, on his first carry of the game Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew suffered an ankle injury and spent time on the sideline while trainers treated his ankle.

The injury doesn't appear as though it will keep the top offensive threat for the Jaguars out of the game, but he missed each of the next two offensive series with Rashad Jennings running in his place. The Jaguars have offered no further update or prognosis on the injury.

They have declared starting offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri questionable to return though, after the guard suffered a leg injury in the first quarter against the Raiders. With the pair of offensive injuries, the Jaguars have struggled to get off to a strong start offensively, failing to get a first down on each of their first two offensive possessions.

Both the Jaguars and Raiders enter Week 7 with 1-4 records.


Marshall, Robinson among inactives for Jags

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Dwight Lowery is one of seven Jaguars on the inactive list Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

Lowery injured his ankle in the Jaguars' last game Oct. 7 against the Chicago Bears. The Jaguars had a bye last week.

Wide receiver Laurent Robinson did not pass a concussion test and is also inactive Sunday.

Other Jaguars inactives are linebackers Daryl Smith and Brandon Marshall, defensive end Ryan Davis, offensive lineman Herb Taylor and defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton.

Jaguars defensive end George Selvie will be in uniform for the first time this season, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Selvie was injured in the preseason and has not played yet in 2012. He practiced Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week in preparation for his season debut.

Inactive for the Raiders are quarterback Terrelle Pryor, tight end Richard Gordon, running back Taiwan Jones, defensive lineman Jack Crawford, defensive back Shawntae Spencer, right tackle Khalif Barnes and guard Lucas Nix.

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