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NFL Week 15 PFF ReFocused: Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Oakland Raiders 16

The Jacksonville Jaguars ruined the Oakland Raiders' fairytale ending by handing them a 20-16 loss in their last home game in the Oakland Coliseum.

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Final Score

Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Oakland Raiders 16

Jacksonville Jaguars

Gardner Minshew was just about average in Oakland on Sunday. He hit one deep shot and was mostly good at keeping the ball out of danger. He made the plays when the team needed him and led the Jags to a game-winning drive in the closing minutes.

With D.J. Chark out, the Jaguars needed someone else to step up, and Dede Westbrook was disappointing in that manner. Westbrook only caught two balls for 12 yards despite being out there for the majority of the game.

Yannick Ngakoue continued to show why he is up for a big contract in the offseason. He terrorized Kolton Miller on certain downs and won quickly to kill some plays before they could develop. Ngakoue finished with two sacks on the day.

A.J. Bouye had an excellent bounce-back game on Sunday, as he did not even tempt Carr to go his way. Bouye was good in the sense that you hardly heard his name called because his guy was always covered.

Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr was sharp early for the Raiders, but after he hit a deep shot to Darren Waller early in the game, he failed to hit another. Be that as it may, Carr did not put the ball in harm's way today and ultimately did not cost his team the win.

Darren Waller proved to be Carr’s best weapon on the day, as the pair connected early and often. Waller was the most targeted Oakland receiver and finished with eight catches for 122 yards.

Trayvon Mullen continued his great rookie campaign on Sunday against the Jaguars. Mullen was the best defensive back on the field and did not let up much on his side of the field.

Rookie Max Crosby has been Oakland’s best pass-rusher this season, but he was not all that impactful Sunday against the Jags. He was handled well at the point of attack and struggled to win matchups against the Jags' tackles.

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