Oakland Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Full Report Card Grades for Oakland

It’s time to forget about the theory focusing on West Coast teams traveling poorly into east-coast time zones and instead give credit to preparation. The Oakland Raiders beat their fourth consecutive opponent outside the Pacific Standard time zone with a 33-16 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Silver and Black controlled the game throughout. However, the win came with some rough patches, specifically the chippy and undisciplined play between both teams. The Raiders and Jaguars accumulated a combined 24 penalties, 239 yards lost and three ejections.

Contrary to what many expected, this game didn’t feature two high-octane offenses. Both squads logged 344 total yards. At times, the Raiders struggled to punch the ball past the goal line, settling for four field goals. The Jaguars couldn’t even reach the end zone in the first half.

For the most part, Jacksonville couldn’t get out of their own way with penalties, drops and turnovers. The Raiders capitalized on the additional scoring opportunities. Oakland forced three takeaways, and the defense didn’t allow the opponent a serious shot at a comeback.

Oakland answered a terrible loss at home with a decisive victory on the road against a team that won consecutive games. The Raiders maintained their undefeated record (4-0) when going into another club’s house.

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