The Jaguars beat the Raiders 27-20 after a 17-point comeback
The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Las Vegas Raiders for Sunday afternoon’s contest, and came back from a 17-point deficit to win 27-20. The win also ended a five-game losing streak for Jacksonville.
The Jaguars improved to 3-6 in the 2022 season, while the Raiders fell to 2-6.
The Raiders took the ball to start the game and quickly went three and out. Jacksonville linebacker Dawuane Smoot sacked Las Vegas running back Derek Carr on third down to force a fumble.
On Jacksonville’s first possession, the Jaguars drove deep into Las Vegas territory at the 26-yard line, but disaster would strike. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence tried to throw the ball to running back JaMycal Hasty, but Hasty couldn’t secure the ball. The fumble was recovered by linebacker Maxx Crosby, giving possession back to the Raiders.
Las Vegas would capitalize on the turnover, driving 71 yards in 10 plays. It was a heavy dose of Carr for wide receiver Davante Adams, as the pair connected six times, including a 25-yard touchdown. The Raiders took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
The Jaguars went three-and-out on the ensuing possession and punted the ball away. The Raiders took over at their own 45-yard line and drove into Jacksonville territory.
However, the drive eventually stalled and Las Vegas settled for a 38-yard field goal by kicker Daniel Carlson. The Raiders led 10-0 early in the second quarter.
The Jaguars responded by going three and out once again to give the ball back to the Raiders. Las Vegas made quick work on its next drive, marching 69 yards in just three plays.
Carr found Adams once again, this time for a 38-yard touchdown. Jaguars safety Andre Cisco slipped on the play, leaving Adams wide open in the end zone. The Raiders took a 17-0 lead with 10:51 left in the second quarter.
The Jaguars refused to go away though. Jacksonville responded with a 10-play, 75-yard drive. Running back Travis Etienne Jr. he finished the possession from one yard out.
Jacksonville was able to cut into Las Vegas’ lead, making it 17-7 with 4:50 left in the half.
The Raiders added another 38-yard Carlson field goal on the next possession. Las Vegas extended its lead to 20-7 with just 45 seconds left in the break.
However, this would be enough time for Lawrence to lead his team down the field and increase Jacksonville’s score. Lawrence had a 24-yard rush on the possession.
Kicker Riley Patterson gave the Jaguars a 44-yard field goal in the first half, and the Raiders led 20-10 at halftime.
Jacksonville received the ball to start the second half, and running back/wide receiver Jamal Agnew took the kickoff 52 yards to the Las Vegas 45-yard line.
The Jaguars took advantage of great field position. Jacksonville drove 45 yards in nine plays before finding the end zone. Lawrence threw a 7-yard touchdown to wide receiver Christian Kirk. Suddenly, the Raiders led by just three points at 20-17.
Later in the game, after forcing Las Vegas to punt, the Jaguars would find pay dirt again.
Etienne capped a 12-play, 82-yard drive (which took 7:06) with his second touchdown of the game. Jacksonville took its first lead of the game at 24-20 with 14:56 left in the fourth quarter.
After that, the teams traded a few punches before things got a little tight for the Jaguars. Jacksonville took possession with 6:19 remaining and marched into Raiders territory, but it didn’t end the way the Jaguars wanted.
After taking 3:16 off the clock, the Jaguars sent Patterson in for a 41-yard attempt on fourth-and-1. Patterson missed the snap, giving the Raiders the ball — and some life — with 3:03 left.
However, the Jaguars got off to a great start on defense. Jacksonville forced a turnover on four straight plays and returned the ball to the Las Vegas 39-yard line with 2:25 on the clock.
Las Vegas would hold on defensively, forcing another Patterson field goal. This time, however, Patterson’s kick was a good 48 yards. The Jaguars led 27-20 with just 1:03 left.
The Raiders had a chance to tie the game, but couldn’t get anywhere near the end zone. The Jaguars won 27-20.
Jacksonville outgained Las Vegas 403-321 in total yards. Lawrence completed 25 of 31 (80.6 percent) of his passes for 235 yards and a touchdown, adding 53 rushing yards. Etienne became the first 100-yard rusher allowed by the Raiders this year, carrying the ball 28 times for 109 yards (3.9 yards per carry) and two touchdowns. Kirk had eight catches for 76 yards and a touchdown.
In injury news, Jacksonville safety Rayshawn Jenkins left the game and was evaluated for a concussion. Jacksonville tight end Evan Engram also left the game with a back injury.
The Jaguars head to Kansas City next week to take on the Chiefs (5-2 before Kansas City’s game Sunday night with Tennessee Titans). The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM ET and will be televised on CBS in local markets.
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