Jaguars vs. Raiders NFL Week 2: TV Schedule, Betting Lines, Prediction
TV Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 15, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Weather: Low 58, High 76
Line: Oakland (-7)
The Oakland Raiders are facing the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in week two. Oakland runs out a pedestrian offense led by first-year starter Terrelle Pryor. The Raiders played on the road against the Indianapolis Colts and lost a close, but ugly game, 21-17, on a late Andrew Luck touchdown. Pryor passed for 217 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions to go along with 112 yards on the ground. It will be interesting to see how well Pryor does against a poor Jacksonville defense this week. Darren McFadden could also have a big game in week two as he rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown in week one.
On the other side of the field, the Jaguars have been one of the worst teams in the league for the past few seasons and with the quarterback situation as disastrous as ever, it’s clear as to why the team is so poor. Blaine Gabbert completed less than 50 percent of his passes in week one while throwing two interceptions. Gabbert is likely out for week two and Chad Henne will be getting the start at quarterback — could be a good thing for this team. Maurice Jones-Drew struggled behind the poor offensive line as well, running for just 45 yards on 15 carries.
Defensively, both teams are pretty poor. Although the Raiders allowed just 274 yards of total offense to the Colts in week one, they have few solid weapons on that side of the ball. The Jaguars let the Kansas City Chiefs run all over them in week one with Alex Smith passing for two scores and Jamaal Charles rushing for one on their way to a 28-2 blowout of the Jags.
PREDICTION: Jaguars 6, Raiders 14