The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up a much-needed win in comeback fashion Sunday, beating the Las Vegas Raiders 27-20.
Both teams came into the game struggling with just two wins apiece. The desperate Raiders looked like they were going to put the Jags away early by jumping out to a 17-0 lead. Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Davante Adams clicked in the first half. Adams recorded two touchdowns in the half: one on a 25-yard connection and the other from 38 yards out. This was Adams’ sixth and seventh touchdown of the year, which is tied for the league lead.
However, the Jags never quit and dominated the second half. A Travis Etienne Jr. rushing touchdown followed by the teams exchanging field goals led to a 20-10 halftime score in favor of the Raiders. In the third quarter, quarterback Trevor Lawrence tossed a seven-yard touchdown to Christian Kirk to cut the Jags deficit to three. At the start of the fourth quarter, Etienne added yet another rushing touchdown to put the Jags on top 24-20.
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Another Jacksonville field goal capped off the scoring, with the Jacksonville defense kept the Raiders out of the endzone for the remainder of the game. As the clock hit zero, Jacksonville came out with a 27-20 victory.
The Jags move to 3-6 on the year and sit in third place in the AFC South. The young team has a tough road ahead, traveling to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in Week 10. Then, in Week 11, it hosts the Baltimore Ravens. It’ll look for Etienne Jr. to continue his dominance in the backfield. He carried the ball 28 times for 109 yards in Sunday’s victory and Lawrence will look to stay efficient after going 25-31 for 235 yards.
The Raiders drop to 2-6 on the season. The highly anticipated offense finds itself at the very bottom of the AFC West. Other than the production of Adams and running back Josh Jacobs, there has not been many bright spots for the team. It does have a favorable upcoming schedule, facing the Colts (3-5) and Broncos (3-5) in its next two matchups.