NFL Picks Oakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jags on Upset Alert Sunday

This Sunday the Oakland Raiders will look to feed off their impressive win against the San Diego Chargers when they go on the road to take on the AFC South-leading Jacksonville Jaguars.

Few people were even giving the Raiders a chance to keep it close against the Chargers, but Oakland dominated the game from the start, winning 28-13 on the road.

The Jaguars also went on the road and came away with a win, as they downed division rival Tennessee 17-6 for their fourth win in their last five games and now lead the South by a full game over the Colts.

If you are thinking about betting on the game this weekend, the current NFL odds have the Jaguars favored by five points over the Raiders at home.


Oakland Raiders (6-6)

With the win over the Chargers last week, the Raiders improved to 4-0 in the AFC West but still trail the Chiefs by two games. Oakland put on a dominant display on the ground, as it ran for 251 yards on 52 attempts. Darren McFadden had 97 yards and a touchdown, and Michael Bush had 95 yards and a score. No other team had rushed for more than 71 yards against the Chargers on their home field this season.

Jacksonville has been strong against the run this season, as they just held Titans running back Chris Johnson to 53 yards on 13 carries.

With all the success the Raiders were having running the ball, quarterback Jason Campbell had to attempt just 16 passes the entire game. Campbell completed 10 passes for 117 yards and a score but most importantly took care of the football and didn’t throw any interceptions.

The Jaguars pass defense has struggled at times this year, and if the running game struggles, it could be up to Campbell to keep the Raiders in the game. 


Jacksonville Jaguars (7-5)

Few people, including myself, expected the Jaguars to be leadi...

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