The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6, 1-3 Home) will be hoping to end their losing run when they host the Las Vegas Raiders (2-5, 0-4 Away) at TIAA Bank Field on Sunday. The Raiders are 1.5-point favorites, and the total is 48.
Las Vegas is coming off a one-sided 24-0 loss against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome last Sunday. Derek Carr was 15 of 26 for 101 yards and an interception. Josh Jacobs ran 10 times for 43 yards. Mack Hollins was targeted eight times, catching seven passes for 64 yards.
Jacksonville dropped a fifth straight game last Sunday, falling 21-17 to the Denver Broncos at Wembley Stadium. Trevor Lawrence threw for 133 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Travis Etienne Jr. carried 24 times for 156 yards and a touchdown. Evan Engram also scored once. He had four receptions for 55 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2019, a 20-16 win for the Jaguars.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Raiders are averaging 23.3 points per game for the season, 12th in the NFL, and they are facing a Jaguars defense that has surrendered 19.8 PPG (10th). Meanwhile, Jacksonville has scored 21.5 points a game this season, 20th in the league, and Las Vegas is allowing 24.9 PPG (25th).
The Raiders rank 17th in the league in passing yards per game (242.4) and 18th in rushing (115.6), while the Jaguars are 21st in passing yards allowed per game (249.0) and 12th against the run (109.1).
Jacksonville is 22nd in the league in passing yards per game (230.0) and seventh in rushing (144.1), while the Raiders are allowing 268.9 passing yards (24th) and 108.6 rushing yards per game (10th).
Through seven games, Derek Carr has thrown for nine touchdowns (5 INT) and 231.6 yards per game to lead Las Vegas in passing. In four away games this season, he has six TDs (5 INT) and an average of 235.0 yards passing. Josh Jacobs leads the team in rushing with an average of 96.6 yards a game over seven games.
He has six touchdowns on the ground. Davante Adams is the Raiders’ leading receiver with 73.1 yards a game and five TDs. He is averaging 5.4 receptions on 9.7 targets per game.Trevor Lawrence has 10 passing touchdowns (6 INT) with 230.0 yards per game through eight games to lead Jacksonville.
In four home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (4 INT) and an average of 241.0 yards. Travis Etienne Jr. has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 71.4 yards a game through eight games.
He has two touchdowns. Christian Kirk has been the primary target in the Jaguars’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 62.2 yard per game average through eight appearances. Christian Kirk is averaging 7.6 targets per game (4.4 receptions).
HOME AND AWAY
Las Vegas is winless away from Allegiant Stadium this season. Jacksonville is seeking to end a three-game home losing streak this season.
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LV Raiders (-130)
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