|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Oakland Raiders in Week 14. The Jacksonville Jaguars likely will be without starting safety Courtney Greene on Sunday against Oakland.
The Oakland Raiders are coming off an impressive win over their California state foes, the San Diego Chargers. The win for the Oakland Raiders was huge in the standings now that they are 4-0 against the AFC West and they have owned the Chargers this season. Out of conference is where the Oakland Raiders have struggled.
The Oakland Raiders defense has been impossible to predict this season. They have been torched twice for over 30 points and they have dominated on occasion as well. Richard Seymour has played a huge role in the Oakland Raiders success this season and rookies Rolando McClain and LaMaar Houston have fit into the new system smoothly. The Oakland Raiders are giving up just 200 yards per game through the air and they have stepped up their run defense over the last five games.
David Garrard and the Jacksonville Jaguars offense has been one of the biggest surprises of the 2010 NFL season. Looking at the passing numbers for the Jacksonville Jaguars isn't going tell the entire story of this team.
Sportsbook lists the Jaguars as the minus 5 point favorites this weekend with the total over under at 43.
Garrard has been consistent for most of the season but the man that has taken over the offense is Maurice Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew has been softening up opposing defenses with his punishing straight ahead style. The Jacksonville Jaguars offense has averaged 141 yards per game and the bulk of those yards have been produced by Jones-Drew. The Jacksonville Jaguars offense has the edge over the Oakland Raiders defense.
Which Oakland Raiders team will show up in Florida this weekend? Will Darren McFadden pound the ball down their throats this game or will he be as ineffective as he was against the Miami Dolphins? Look for the Oakland Raiders to pass the ball on a weak secondary and their young receivers will have to haul in some big plays to get the Jacksonville Jaguars out of the game early.