Jacksonville Jaguars: 2013 Week 2 JAC at OAK

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Observed in the locker room after the Jacksonville Jaguars' 19-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on Sunday:

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Ground up: Oakland ran for 226 yards, including 129 from Darren McFadden. That's a big reason the Raiders controlled the ball for more than 10 minutes in the third quarter. "[That] is something that we cannot have if we want to move forward and become the type of team that we want to become," linebacker Paul Posluszny said.

More work for Todman: The Jaguars signed Justin Forsett to be a third-down, change-of-pace back. But it was first-year player Jordan Todman who was out there in that role early in the game. "We just tried to get some speed out there," Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. Todman ended up with five carries for 7 yards. He was targeted twice but did not catch a pass. Forsett caught one pass for 7 yards.

Hand it to him: What is it about Jaguars quarterbacks and their right hands? Chad Henne was wearing a bandage on the back of his right hand during his postgame news conference, but he assured everyone the injury wasn't serious. Blaine Gabbert missed Sunday's game because he suffered a cut on the back of his right hand in the season opener against Kansas City.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A few thoughts on the Jaguars’ 19-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders:

What it means: This was perhaps the Jaguars’ best shot at a victory before the bye week, especially if Maurice Jones-Drew’s ankle injury lingers for more than a week or two. The offense still couldn’t generate any consistency and again really struggled on first down: Nine times through the first three quarters, the Jaguars gained 3 yards or less on first down. But maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise, considering the Jaguars didn’t have four starters (quarterback Blaine Gabbert, tight end Marcedes Lewis and receivers Justin Blackmon and Mike Brown) because of injuries or suspension. They also lost Jones-Drew in the second quarter. When an offense is that short-handed, the defense pretty much has to play a perfect game, and the Jaguars aren’t talented enough to do that. It’s unfair to ask them to as well. The result is another game with less than 200 total yards.

Stock watch: It’s unclear just how serious Jones-Drew’s ankle injury is, which means the Jaguars would have to rely on Justin Forsett and first-year player Jordan Todman to carry the running game. Forsett, at least, is a seven-year veteran who has rushed for more than 1,600 yards and caught 100 passes. Todman entered Sunday’s game with just four career carries. This might mean more work for Denard Robinson.

Touchdown skid ends: Chad Henne tossed a touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with three minutes remaining to give the Jaguars their first offensive touchdown since the second quarter of the 2012 season finale against Tennessee.

Penalty problems: The Jaguars committed 10 penalties for 70 yards, including two that allowed Oakland to retain possession. D.J. Williams was offside on a punt on fourth-and-4, and Jason Babin was penalized for illegal use of the hands during a play on which Terrelle Pryor threw incomplete on third-and-9 from the Jacksonville 24-yard line.

What’s next: The Jaguars play at Seattle next Sunday at 4:25 p.m ET.

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