What Happened to Terrelle Pryor, Raiders Offense in Week 2 vs. Jaguars?

The Oakland Raiders beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9 to move to 1-1 in Week 2. Teams are judged by wins and losses in the NFL, so the Raiders will take a victory any way they can get it, but in many ways, their Week 2 performance against the punchless Jaguars was worse than their Week 1 loss on the road in Indianapolis.

A big difference between the two performances was the play of quarterback Terrelle Pryor. If you were to just look at the raw stats, you might wonder what happened to Pryor considering the strength of the opponent in Week 2.

Instead of putting up huge numbers on the ground and a solid game through the air like he did in Week 1, Pryor's numbers were very pedestrian against the Jaguars. He was able to avoid turnovers, but only at the expense of offensive output and moving the chains.

If the Raiders want to have any chance of competing with the Denver Broncos next week on Monday Night Football, they are going to need better play from Pryor and the rest of the offense. Specifically, the Raiders will need Pryor to be more effective in the passing game while avoiding turnovers.

Some of Pryor's lack of production in Week 2 was his own doing, but just as much had to do with Jacksonville's defense and the lack of help he was getting from his wide receivers. All the issues combined forced Pryor to rely on other players to make plays, limiting his production.


Inconsistent Accuracy

Unlike his performance against the Colts in Week 1, Pryor had many more accuracy issues in Week 2. He was 15-of-24 against the Jaguars, which was good for a completion percentage of 62.5 percent compared to 65.5 percent last week.

Even when Pryor was completing passes, he wasn't as accurate as he was against the Colts. On several occasions, receivers had to go up and get passes or adjust to passes that were behind them.

Pryor got quite a bit of help just to...

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