Raiders run to first win
OAKLAND — Darren McFadden ran for 129 yards and Oakland’s defense held Jacksonville out of the end zone until the closing minutes as the Raiders won their home opener.
Terrelle Pryor ran for 50 yards and threw for 126 in his first home start for the Raiders (1-1), and Marcel Reece scored on an 11-yard run to help Oakland bounce back from last week’s late loss in Indianapolis. Sebastian Janikowski added four field goals.
Playing the depleted Jaguars offense sure helped the cause. Jacksonville (0-2) came within 2:53 of becoming the first team since the 2006 Raiders and Buccaneers to fail to score a touchdown in the first two games.
SEAHAWKS 29, 49ERS 3
SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch ran for two scores and added a seven-yard TD catch in the second half, and Seattle flustered Colin Kaepernick into his worst passing game as a starter.
The game was delayed 60 minutes by thunderstorms late in the first quarter. The highly anticipated NFC West showdown was sloppy as opposed to sensational, but Lynch more than did his part.
Lynch finished with 135 total yards, including 98 yards rushing, to make up for quarterback Russell Wilson hitting on just two of his first 10 throws with Seattle’s receivers struggling to get open. His scoring run on the first drive of the second half gave the Seahawks a 12-0 lead and his TD catch pushed the advantage to 19-3 early in the fourth quarter.
Kaepernick was 13 of 28 for 127 yards with three interceptions.