Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) is pursued by Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Geno Hayes (55) and Paul Posiuszny (51)at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Jaguars 19-9. (PHOTO: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
OAKLAND, CA - Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland's defense held Jacksonville out of the end zone until the closing minutes, as the Raiders won their home opener 19-9 over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Terrelle Pryor ran for 50 yards and threw for 126 in his first home start for the Raiders (1-1), 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 the depleted Jaguars offense sure helped the cause. Jacksonville (0-2) 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.
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