Jaguars vs. Raiders: Live Grades and Analysis for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders defeated the new look Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 19-9. Check out the final grades and analysis below.  

Game Analysis for the Oakland Raiders

Pass Offense:  Notwithstanding a whiff by left guard Lucas Nix, the offensive line protected Pryor relatively well. Nevertheless, Pryor struggled and finished a lackluster 15-of-24 for 126 yards and no scores. But Pryor ran for 50 yards with a long of 27.

Run Offense: McFadden looked spry and rattled off runs of 24 and 30 yards en route to a 129 yard day. Rashad Jennings also got his share of the fun with a 28-yard gain. The Raiders finished with 226 yards on the ground. The offensive line did a great job of opening up holes and is quickly becoming a pleasant surprise for Raider fans.

Pass Defense: With the exception of a late Clay Harbor touchdown,the secondary successfully bottled up the Jacksonville passing game. Cecil Shorts quietly put together a nice game with eight grabs for 93 yards but the Jaguars never truly threatened the Raiders through the air. Usama Young notched two sacks in the second half and Jason Hunter earned another. The Raiders had five sacks on the game and now have nine for the season.

Run Defense:  Charles Woodson left his feet for a Clay Matthews-esque tackle and Jones-Drew sprained his foot on the play. It is the second time in as many years that Mojo suffered a bum wheel against the Raiders. Jacksonville finished with a dismal 34 yards on the ground. Emerging playmaker Lamarr Houston also read an end-around and made a sure tackle for a nine-yard loss.

Special Teams:  With Shane Lechler in Houston, King has taken over the holding duties. The transition has been bumpy, however, as Jano missed another field goal (his second of the season) before converting four field goals with a long of 46 yards.

Coaching:  Pena...

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