In Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Jacksonville Jaguars had a lead as large as 17-3 in the first half. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert had completed 8 of 12 passing for 110 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. However, Gabbert hurt his shoulder towards the end of the first half and backup quarterback Chad Henne replaced him.
According to Adam Stites of Big Cat Country, this is where the game started slipping out of the hands of the Jaguars:
Control might be a nice way to put Henne's grasp on the quarterback spot. Completing just 9 of 20 passes for 73 yards, Henne walked in to multiple sacks and gave the Raiders the opportunity to come back. And come back they did, very slowly and poorly.
Despite holding a 10-point lead after a field goal by kicker Josh Scobee with 12:40 left in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars could not hold off the Raiders, who won in overtime. Quarterback Carson Palmer finished with 298 yards on 26-of-46 passing with a touchdown and an interception. The Jaguars defense did its job against the run, allowing only 69 yards on 26 combined carries, but an injury to running back Maurice Jones-Drew limited the Jaguars running game to 54 yards on 26 combine carries.
The Jaguars next play the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Oct. 28 with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.