Oakland defense gets embarrassed

The Jacksonville Jaguars completely picked the Raiders' defense apart on Sunday, and as a result, the frustration that has been building up throughout the season boiled over as the first half neared its end.

After Oakland had accepted a penalty to push the Jaguars back to the on a third-down play, Warren Sapp and Derrick Burgess each picked up 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for arguing with the officials.

Sapp, however, decided that wasn't the end of it. He kept the argument going, collecting two more penalties and prompting the officials to eject Sapp, who had bought 20 tickets for his friends and family to attend Sunday's game.

"They were getting ready to continue on with the game, and Warren was trying to tell them that they marked the play off wrong, but they weren't listening to him," cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said. "Finally, at the end of it, Lane told them that they marked the play wrong. They went back and they were going to change it, and I guess Warren got upset because no one was paying attention to him. He's a captain out there.

"Then, everybody starts getting involved, and it just got out of control."

Even though linebacker Kirk Morrison intercepted Garrard in the end zone on the next play, the Jaguars continued to pour it on in the second half en route to a 49-11 rout at Jacksonville Memorial Stadium, during which the Jaguars set a franchise record in points scored in a game.

Rhodes finally gets his chance

With Justin Fargas out with a knee injury, Dominic Rhodes played his first game as the Raiders' primary running back. While LaMont Jordan played some, all of the carries went to Rhodes, who carried the ball 27 times for 115 yards for an average of 4.3 yards per carry.

"I was trying to set a tempo and just let (his teammates) know that I'm not giving up," Rhodes said. "I know my linemen didn't quit out there for me, because they wanted to get the big yards more than I did."

As for Fargas, an MRI taken Dec. 17 showed that he sprained the MCL in his right knee, which will also sideline him for Oakland's season finale against San Diego.

Extra points

Safety Michael Huff (concussion) and linebacker Jon Alston (leg) each suffered injuries on Sunday that caused them to miss the remainder of the game…Besides Fargas, among the others who were de-activated by the Raiders on Sunday were quarterbacks Daunte Culpepper and Andrew Walter, wide receiver Tim Dwight, defensive back Rashad Baker, cornerback John Bowie, tackle Mario Henderson and defensive tackle Josh Shaw.

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