The Jaguars just suffered the worst kind of loss.
Not only did they drop a 26-23 decision in overtime to the Raiders, but they left without some key personnel.
Starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert and running back Maurice Jones-Drew finished the game on the sidelines injured, making a long flight back to Florida that much longer as the 1-5 Jags try to figure out what’s next.
Gabbert injured his non-throwing shoulder and Jones-Drew was on crutches after a left foot injury on the second play.
Quarterback Carson Palmer actually led the Raiders to a game-tying drive in regulation, running for a 1-yard touchdown to set up overtime. The whole operation was ineffective most of the day, lending an air of surprise to the late drive.
And in the extra session, it was easy as the Jaguars coughed the ball up. When backup running back Rashad Jennings fumbled on the first possession of overtime, Sebastian Janikowski’s 40-yard field goal was a formality.
The Raiders are 2-4 now, and deserve credit for playing good defense against the Jacksonville backups. But against any other team, there might not have been anything to celebrate.