Jason Campbell turned in a perfect first half, with a 158.3 passer rating. He completed 78.6 percent of his passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns in helping the Raiders build a 10-point lead.
There was a Darrius Heyward-Bey sighting as he caught a pass early in the second quarter, his first reception since Halloween. He went five games between receptions, though he missed one of those with a hamstring injury. Heyward-Bey wasn't through for the day. He added a 24-yard reception late in the second quarter that set up the Raiders' second touchdown.
Raiders second-year safety Mike Mitchell intercepted Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard late in the second quarter for the first pick of his NFL career. He is the sixth Raiders defensive back with an interception this season.
We only lost by 7, to a Division leader.
We are not out of the playoffs, just yet!
SD Won, which was only good if we did too!
The Raiders squandered a 10-point lead and wasted a 476-yard offensive showing, including 209 total yards and three touchdowns by running back Darren McFadden, in a 38-31 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Michael Huff allowed two passes for touchdowns. Three of David Garrard's 11 completions went for TDs.
Running defense: The Raiders succeeded in limiting the effectiveness of Maurice Jones-Drew (101 yards) until he scored the game-deciding touchdown on a 30-yard run. They also allowed backup Rashad Jennings 109 yards on only five carries, including a 74-yard TD run.
Jacoby Ford fumbled a third-quarter kickoff that the Jaguars recovered and scored a lead-changing TD.
Deji Karim's 65-yard kickoff return set up the Jaguars' game-deciding touchdown, seconds after the Raiders tied the game.
What they said
"It's good to make plays out there and help the team," he said. "We're capable of making plays and we showed that (Sunday). We're also out there blocking, helping Darren (McFadden). When he gets to that second level, we're blocking defensive backs so he can get to the end zone. We're just doing our job."
“The turnover on the kickoff return was big,” said head coach Tom Cable
“I don’t even know where the guy came from,” Ford was quoted. “I just hit the hole and the ball just kind of came out. I’m probably not going to let that one go for awhile because that was a big momentum swing in the game . . . that’s hard to swallow and it’s on me.”
"Hats off to Jason," receiver Louis Murphy said. "He's a warrior. He plays when he's hurt and can't move, and always fighting. I knew he would come back in the game."
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