Raiders give McDaniels a lucky homecoming, beating Jaguars 27-11

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- The Las Vegas Raiders gifted coach Josh McDaniels a successful...

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McDanielsJacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marvin Hall (14) runs after a catch with Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Sam Webb (48) during the first half of the NFL Football Exposition Hall of Fame Game, Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Canton, Ohio, defended . Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) celebrates with close end Jacob Hollister (88) after Stidham scored in the first half of the team's NFL Football Show Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, May 4. August 2022, in Canton, Ohio. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Pederson, center, looks on from the sidelines during the first half of the team's NFL Football Exhibition Hall of Fame game against the Las Vegas Raiders Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Canton, Ohio . Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates with quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) during the first half of the team's NFL Football Exhibition Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Thursday, August 4, 2022 Touchdown ran. in Canton, Ohio. Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Nick Mullens rolls out for a pass in the first half of the team's NFL Football Exhibition Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Canton, Ohio . Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyron Johnson (1) fails to catch a pass during the first half of the team's NFL Football Exhibition Hall of Fame game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Canton, Ohio keep. Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) battles for a touchdown with Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Jay Tufele (97) in pursuit during the first half of the NFL Football Exhibition Hall of Fame game, Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Canton, Ohio . Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) stands on the sidelines during the second half of the team's NFL Football Exhibition Hall of Fame game against the Las Vegas Raiders Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Canton, Ohio. CANTON, Ohio (AP) - The Las Vegas Raiders gave coach Josh McDaniels a successful homecoming on his debut on the sidelines. Josh Jacobs, rookie Zamir White and Austin Walter ran well on a rain-soaked field, and the Raiders defeated Jacksonville 27-11 in Thursday night's Hall of Fame game, spoiling coach Doug Pederson's first game against the Jaguars. McDaniels grew up in this historic football town and played for his father, Thom McDaniels, at Canton McKinley High School on that field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, known as Fawcett Stadium, during his days as a varsity quarterback and kicker. "It was a unique opportunity that I'm very grateful to have had," said McDaniels. "It's the first time I've been to this Hall of Famer game in 22 years. Derek Carr and Davante Adams have been warming up, but they haven't had a chance to play their first game together since Fresno State. Carr, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback, and Adams, the All-Pro receiver acquired in the blockbuster trade with Green Bay, were among the many starters to appear for both teams. Jacksonville's Trevor Lawrence wore a backwards cap on the touchline while third-row quarterback Jake Luton started. Top pick Travon Walker committed a roughing-the-passer penalty on Raiders backup QB Jarrett Stidham in the first play of scrimmage. The highlight of the game didn't count. Jacksonville's Willie Johnson returned a punt 88 yards in the last game of the third quarter to score, but it was nullified by a holding penalty. McDaniels, 46, is beginning his second term as NFL head coach after winning six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots as assistant to Bill Belichick. Pederson is also beginning his second round as NFL head coach after being sidelined in 2021. He led the Philadelphia Eagles to the franchise's first Super Bowl win and three playoff appearances in five seasons from 2016-2020. Pederson has already changed culture in Jacksonville after a disastrous 2021 season under Urban Meyer that lasted just 11 months . The Jaguars have had a successful season over the past 14 years. "They want a place where everyone is happy to come to work, enjoy the environment and the people, and understand that we're going to put in the hard work," Pederson said. Daniel Carlson hit field goals from 32 and 55 yards to give the Raiders a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Ameer Abdullah struck in the second quarter on an 8-yard streak and Stidham scrambled 12 yards for a touchdown to make it 20-0 late in the first half. Trailing 27-3, the Jaguars found the endzone when Kyle Sloter tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Nathan Cottrell late in the fourth quarter. Stidham resisted a late strike from Walker and hit Keelan Cole for 31 yards in the opening game. Houston's oldest Chinese restaurant is still going strong after more than 50 years. The Texas power grid will record its highest-ever demand Thursday for yards on 11 carry, including a 14-yard run on its first touch. Jacobs ran for 30 yards on five carries. Walter had 49 yards on eight carries and an 8-yard TD. Tony Boselli, the first pick in Jaguars history and the franchise's first Hall of Famer selection, received a loud ovation when he was introduced to the newcomers to the 2022 class. Boselli was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three All-Pro left tackle in seven seasons in Jacksonville before injuries ended his career. Longtime Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch, who is posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, was represented at the pregame introduction by his sister, Elaine Anderson. Branch was a three-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowl pick during his 14-year NFL career, all of which he spent with the Raiders in Oakland and Los Angeles. Former Raiders defensive end Arden Key got two sacks in his first game for Jacksonville. Key had three sacks in three seasons with the Raiders.


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