The cat is out of the bag for the Las Vegas Raiders. They have arguably the best running back in the NFL right now.
By production, Josh Jacobs is dominating the running back position across the league. He leads all RBs in rushing yards, and his receiving production at the position has been impressive.
He is playing his best ball in a contract year.
This week, he will look to continue that strong play against a historically bad run defense. That belongs to the Los Angeles Chargers. They are allowing 5.53 yards per carry this season.
That’s the worst average for any defense since 2000. Not ideal for them.
#Chargers defense is allowing 5.53 yards per carry on designed rushes this season.— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) November 29, 2022
That is the worst average for any defense since 2000, according to @TruMediaSports.
734th out of 734.
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It is great for Las Vegas, though.
The Raiders’ running back should have an unbelievable game once again.
Now, the Chargers will certainly prepare for the Raiders to run the ball plenty. That hasn’t helped their defense too much prior this season, though.
Jacobs just needs to continue doing what he has been, and the Raiders’ offense should find plenty of success. Not to mention, the passing game has shown great glimpses over the past few weeks.
Having a dominant running game definitely helps that. Regardless, Davante Adams and company should be able to get open plenty for Derek Carr.
We could see shootout between the Raiders and Chargers this weekend.