By Mark Long, AP Sports Writer
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — David Garrard, Rashad Jennings and Maurice Jones-Drew made enough big plays to offset Darren McFadden's big day.
Garrard threw three touchdown passes, Jones-Drew and Jennings each topped 100 yards rushing and the Jaguars beat the Raiders 38-31 Sunday in a wild game that featured six touchdowns of at least 30 yards.
The Jaguars overcame a 10-point deficit to win for the fifth time in the last six games, setting up a critical AFC South game at Indianapolis next week.
Jacksonville (8-5) stayed a game ahead of the Colts and can clinch the division title next week with a victory and a loss by Houston. The Raiders (6-7) lost for the third time in four weeks to fade from postseason contention.
McFadden did his part to keep Oakland in the game. He had a 67-yard TD reception, a 51-yard scoring run and a 36-yarder that tied the game at 31 with 1:53 remaining.
But rookie Deji Karim returned the ensuing kickoff 65 yards, and Jones-Drew went untouched on the next play for a 30-yard score.
The Raiders had a final chance and moved the ball into Jacksonville territory. But the Jaguars sacked Jason Campbell on first down.
Garrard completed 11 of 22 passes for 159 yards and tied Mark Brunell's franchise record with his 20th TD pass of the season. Jones-Drew ran 23 times for 101 yards, his sixth consecutive game with at least 100 yards on the ground. Jennings carried five times for 109 yards.
The Raiders dominated the first half, outscoring the Jaguars 17-7 and gaining twice as many yards. They got a near flawless performance from Campbell.
But Jacksonville turned things around with three touchdowns in the third quarter. Garrard threw a perfect deep pass to Jason Hill for a 48-yard score, Jennings ripped off his big run and then Garrard found Mike Sims-Walker in the corner of the end zone for a 10-yarder.
The biggest play in the momentum-shifting quarter came after Jennings' scamper, which was twice as long as Jones-Drew's longest this season. Ford fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving the Jaguars great field position and all the momentum.
Garrard and Sims-Walker hooked up on a third-and-goal play.
The Jaguars looked as though they would seal the victory with defense. But Will Middleton's helmet-to-helmet contact on Campbell negated a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Kyle Boller briefly replaced Campbell and threw an interception to end the drive.
But Jacksonville punted, and McFadden delivered another big blow. He broke a tackle and scampered up the middle for the long score. Oakland's defense couldn't hold, though.
McFadden ran 16 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns and added 86 yards receiving and a score. Campbell was 21 of 30 for 324 yards and two TDs.
Campbell eluded blitzes, escaped tackles and extended plays early and often. He dumped a third-and-8 pass to McFadden in the first quarter, who juked Sean Considine and went untouched for the team's longest play of the game.
Jacksonville tied it up in the second quarter on Garrard's 1-yard pass to Marcedes Lewis, but it was the only drive the Jaguars sustained in the first half. Jones-Drew was held to 23 yards and leading receiver Mike Thomas was blanketed by Nnamdi Asomugha - exactly what the league's highest-paid cornerback said he would do.
The Raiders settled for a short field goal in the second, and the lost points would have been beneficial in the end.
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