OAKLAND -- It is raining boos in Oakland.
And if the Raiders don’t turn it around, the forecast is for thunderous boos. Oakland is losing at home, 14-3, to Jacksonville in the second quarter.
The Raiders came into this game with serious hopes of winning their second game of the season against the Jaguars in a battle of one-win teams. The Raiders gave their fan base hope by playing hard at undefeated Atlanta in a 23-20 loss last week.
If the Raiders can win this game, they will be 2-4 and just a game behind Denver and San Diego, both 3-3, in the AFC West. Oakland plays Kansas City and Tampa Bay in the next two weeks, both of which are very winnable.
But this game is supposed to be winnable as well.
The Jaguars -- who are without their best player, running back Maurice Jones-Drew because of a foot injury -- have capitalized on long touchdown pass and a short touchdown run after a fumbled punt by Oakland’s Philip Adams deep in the Raiders territory. The home fans are not pleased.
It is early and Oakland can still pull this out, but the Raiders have to dig themselves out of an early hole.