Jaguars backup quarterback Chad Henne has another chance to try and reignite his competition with Blaine Gabbert.

Henne will get the start this Sunday at Oakland. Gabbert is recovering from a deep cut on his right throwing hand suffered in last Sunday’s 28-2 loss to Kansas City. The gash required 15 stitches to close.

Henne will make his 38th career start and seventh with the Jaguars. His goal for Sunday is clear.

“My job is to play as well as I can and hopefully just keep the job” Henne said. “That’s how I’m going to play it. I’m going to prepare as the starter play my best and show the coaches that I can get the job done.”

Henne’s comments were met with praise from Jaguars coach Gus Bradley.

“That’s good I would hope he would say that” Bradley said. “He’s a competitor and that’s why we have confidence in him playing. I really want him to go out there and capture this and be at his best.”

Henne should be prepared for the opportunity. He started the final two preseason games while Gabbert nursed a broken thumb on his right hand. The 28-year-old Henne completed 29 of 49 passes for 279 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

In last Sunday’s 28-2 loss to Kansas City Henne relieved the injured Gabbert in the fourth quarter. He completed 3 of 6 passes for 36 yards.

“It’s definitely beneficial getting the reps with the ones [first team]” Henne said. “Those last two preseason games will help me out getting some more timing and even this week going over the whole game plan and getting all the reps with the ones will all be beneficial for Sunday.”

Facing the rebuilding Raiders should be beneficial for Henne. Only Oakland defensive end Lamarr Houston and safety Tyvon Branch return from last season’s starting defense.

Oakland lost at Indianapolis 21-17 last Sunday but the score is a bit misleading. The Colts scored touchdowns on their first two drives of the game as quarterback Andrew Luck completed his first 11 attempts. With a 14-point lead the Colts got conservative and it nearly cost them the game.

Luck completed 18 of 23 passes for 178 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions good for a 127.9 passer rating.

The Raiders did sack Luck four times something Henne will have to be mindful of after Kansas City recorded six sacks last Sunday against the Jaguars.

“It’s nine new starters on their defense” Henne said. “They have guys that have been veterans from different teams that are kind of all together and they’re trying to find their identity just like we are.”

Henne has had success playing at Oakland before. In 2010 Henne led the Miami Dolphins to a 33-17 victory over the Raiders. He completed 17 of 30 passes for 307 yards with two touchdowns and one pick.

“It’s hard to fool him” Oakland coach Dennis Allen said.