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Jaguars vs. Raiders 2012: First half game thread

Join the BCC community for live comments and discussion of the Jaguars' Week 7 game against the Raiders.

Sam Greenwood

At 44.5 points, the over/under for total points between the 1-4 Jaguars and the 1-4 Raiders is the second lowest of the Week 7 game. It's not surprising that most think that two teams that rank in the bottom five in points scored per game would have difficulty scoring points against each other.

However, neither team has had too much success defensively either. The Jaguars and Raiders rank No. 25 and No. 27 in points allowed per game, so it wouldn't be entirely surprising if one or both of the offenses suddenly found the rhythm that was missing in the first five games of the season.

For the Jaguars, especially important will be the play of Blaine Gabbert who inspired hope in training camp and preseason, but has had a slow start in the 2012 regular season. Through five games the second year quarterback has completed 54.8 percent of his passes and has averaged 159.2 yards per game.

He'll be going against a Raiders defense that will be missing each of the cornerbacks that started for them on Week 1, as Ron Bartell is on injured reserve and Shawtae Spencer has been ruled out with a foot injury.

The official lists of inactives for today's game:

Jaguars

Dwight Lowery
Daryl Smith
Brandon Marshall
Ryan Davis
Herb Taylor
Laurent Robinson
Jeris Pendleton

Raiders

Terrelle Pryor
Taiwan Jones
Shawntae Spencer
Khalif Barnes
Lucas Nix
Richard Gordon
Jack Crawford