McFadden, Raiders run past Jaguars 19-9

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 15, 2013 at 7:58 pm •  Published: September 15, 2013
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coaches often preach for their defenses to "fly around."

Charles Woodson took that to the extreme for the Oakland Raiders.

Woodson's flying tackle of Maurice Jones-Drew helped spearhead a strong defensive effort by Oakland and Darren McFadden and the running game did the rest as the Raiders beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-9 on Sunday in their home opener.

In a sloppy game that featured 15 penalties, few good passing plays and only one touchdown for each team, Woodson's touchdown-saving tackle after leaping over two players provided a memorable highlight.

"I'm just flying over a building in a single bound," he said.

That play set the tone for a strong performance by the defense of the Raiders (1-1) against a punchless Jacksonville offense that came within 2:53 of becoming the first team since the 2006 Raiders and Buccaneers to fail to score a touchdown in the first two games.

"I think today for the most part we did our job as a team collectively," Woodson said. "We beat a team I felt like we were supposed to beat and that's a step in the right direction."

McFadden ran for 129 of Oakland's 226 yards rushing on the day, Terrelle Pryor added 50 yards on the ground and 126 through the air in a turnover-free performance and Marcel Reece scored on an 11-yard run to help Oakland bounce back from last week's late loss in Indianapolis. Sebastian Janikowski added four field goals.

Playing depleted Jacksonville (0-2) sure helped the cause. The Jaguars entered the game without quarterback Blaine Gabbert (right hand), receiver Justin Blackmon (suspension) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf), and then lost star running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the first half to an ankle injury.

"We can't make excuses regardless of who's out there," tackle Eugene Monroe said. "'We just need to execute and not make mistakes, not get panicked and turn this thing around."

A week after allowing six sacks, dropping five passes and punting a franchise-record 11 times in a 28-2 loss to Kansas City, the Jaguars offense was nearly as bad under Chad Henne.

Jacksonville crossed midfield for the first time in the opening quarter in this game, as opposed to the fourth last week.

And the Jaguars got their first touchdown of the season on Henne's 13-yard pass to Clay Harbor after a fumble by McFadden late in the fourth quarter.



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