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Josh Jacobs’ key to opening up the short-handed Raiders offense

Josh Jacobs’ key to opening up the short-handed Raiders offense

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders had their best stretch this season when running back Josh Jacobs put much of the offensive load on his shoulders.

He did it again Sunday in Denver, and there’s little coincidence that the Raiders ended their three-game losing streak by beating the Broncos 22-16 in overtime.

Because Jacobs was so effective in rushing for 109 yards and catching three passes for 51 more, it helped open up a Raiders passing game that was limited by tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver opener Hunter Renfrow on injured reserve.

Derek Carr passed for a season-high 307 yards, just the second time he has surpassed 300 yards this year.

It was also Jacobs’ first 100-yard game since a three-game stretch a month ago in which he rushed for 144, 154 and 143 yards. The Raiders beat the Broncos and Houston Texans and lost to the Kansas City Chiefs by just one point.

Then, over the next three-game stretch, Jacobs had failed to break 80 yards, and Vegas went 0-3 against teams all with losing records.





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