Raiders 19, Jaguars 9

Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Darren McFadden rushed for 129 yards on 19 carries Sunday, leading the Oakland Raiders to a 19-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in their home opener at the Coliseum.
McFadden averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per carry last year, but he averaged 6.8 yards per try Sunday and had four big runs, good for 24, 30, 28 and 26 yards. He lost one fumble.
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor earned his first NFL win in his third career start. He threw for 126 yards, completing 15 of 24 passes, and ran for 50 yards on nine carries.
Sebastian Janikowski made four consecutive field goals for the Raiders, after missing his first try from short range.
Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew injured an ankle in the second quarter Sunday and did not return. He gained 27 yards on 10 carries.
Jones-Drew suffered a season-ending Lisfranc foot injury last season playing in Oakland, his hometown, where Jones-Drew said he requested 100 tickets for friends and family.
The Raiders (1-1) outgained the Jaguars 340 yards to 248 and outrushed them 226-34.
The Jaguars (0-2) were short-handed on both sides of the ball, even before Drew's injury. Backup quarterback Chad Henne started in place of Blaine Gabbert, who was out with a lacerated right hand. Tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf), backup wideout Mike Brown (back) and starting left cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle) were also inactive. What's more, wide receiver Justin Blackmon served his second game of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy.
Henne completed 25 of 38 passes for 241 yards and one touchdown. He wasn't intercepted but he was sacked five times. Usama Young had 1.5 sacks, and Christo Bilukidi had the first of his career.
The Raiders extended their seven-point halftime lead to 13-3 on Janikowski's 30-yard field goal with 9:18 left in the third quarter, capping a 12-play, 69-yard drive. McFadden's 30-yard burst up the middle was the key play of the drive, which stalled at the 12.
Janikowski made it 16-3 with a 29-yard field goal with 13:49 left to play. The Raiders drove 43 yards in seven plays on that scoring drive, with McFadden gaining 28 yards on one burst around left end.
Then with 6:00 left to play, Janikowski connected from 29 yards, increasing Oakland's lead to 19-3. This time Raiders backup running back Rashad Jennings, a former Jaguar, had the big play, gaining 28 yards on a run up the middle.
After McFadden's fumble, the Jaguars drove 49 yards in six plays for a touchdown, Henne hitting Clay Harbor with a 13-yard strike. The Jaguars went for two, but Henne threw incomplete, leaving the Raiders ahead 19-9.
The Raiders built a 10-3 halftime lead, getting an 11-yard touchdown run by Marcel Reece in the first quarter and Janikowki's 46-yard field goal in the second. The Jaguars' only first-half points came on Josh Scobee's 27-yard field goal in the second quarter.
The Raiders grabbed a 7-0 lead on their first possession of the game, marching 38 in five plays. Phillip Adams set up the score with a 30-yard punt return to the Jacksonville 38 after the Raiders' defense forced a three-and-out.
During the drive, McFadden took a direct snap and gained 7 yards on a first-and-10 run from the 22 out of the Wildcat formation, and Pryor followed with a 5-yard run around left end. Then on first-and-10 from the 11, Reece hit a big hole over guard, broke a tackle, spun then dove into the end zone, giving the Raiders a 7-0 lead with 10:52 left in the quarter.
NOTES: Raiders SS Tyvon Branch suffered a leg injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game. ... Raiders rookie DE Ryan Robinsoon, who was inactive last week against Indianapolis, suited up and made his NFL debut. Second-year DE Jack Crawford was inactive. ... Jacksonville CB Alan Ball, who suffered a groin injury Thursday, was in the starting lineup. ... Raiders LG Lucas Nix suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter. ... McFadden cracked the 100-yard barrier for the first time since rushing for 110 yards on 30 carries on Dec. 16, 2012, against Kansas City. ... Jacksonville committed 10 penalties, while the Raiders were flagged just five times. ... Jacksonville's other inactive players were DT Abry Jones, CB Marcus Burley and LB J.T. Thomas. ... Oakland LT Menelik Watson was inactive. The Raiders' other inactive players were TE David Ausberry, QB Matt McGloin, CB Chimdi Chekwa, OG Antoine McClain and WR Juron Criner.

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