Jaguars Secure Playoff Spot with Blow Out Over Raiders

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) _ The Jacksonville Jaguars are headed to
the AFC playoffs after Fred Taylor led them to a 49-11 pounding of
the Oakland Raiders.

Taylor put the Jags ahead to stay by rumbling 62 yards for a touchdown on Jacksonville's opening play.

He finished with 111 yards as the 11-and-4 Jaguars won for the sixth time in seven games to claim a wild-card berth.

David Garrard was 11-of-18 for 199 yards and two touchdowns before getting a rest in the fourth quarter. Garrard also had a 2-yard scoring run to give the Jaguars a 28-3 lead just before halftime.

Quinn Gray passed for two touchdowns after replacing Garrard.

Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell got into the game, which turned out to be the team's worst loss of the season.

Russell was 7-of-23 for 83 yards, one touchdown, three interceptions and a fumble.

The Raiders are 4-and-11.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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