Jaguars vs. Raiders 2012: Oakland's pass rush just as bad as Jacksonville

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The Jaguars are ranked dead last in the NFL in sacks, but right in front of them is the Oakland Raiders.

We all know the Jacksonville Jaguars pass rush is abysmal, with just three sacks so far on the season and on pace to set the new season low in sacks for a team on the season. Heading into Oakland on Sunday against the Raiders however, the Jaguars will be facing off against a team who's just as bad at rushing the passer as the Jaguars are.

The Oakland Raiders have just four sacks as a team, but were able to get after Matt Ryan on Sunday when they lost to the Atlanta Falcons, which was a big reason there were still in the game. Oakland hit Ryan nine times on the day, but only sacked him once.

Prior to Sunday's game however, the Raiders had nine hits on opposing quarterbacks in their previous four games combined. The Jaguars offensive line has been shaky through the first five games, but finally have everyone intact and healthy, starting for the second consecutive game on the season.

The line did a decent enough job against the fearsome pass rush of the Chicago Bears, so they should be able to keep a clean pocket for Blaine Gabbert on Sunday.

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