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Josh Jacobs, by the numbers: Raiders RB puts up historic performance in OT win vs. Seahawks

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The late window game for CBS between the Raiders and Seahawks game featured a helpful red line in overtime to give viewers an idea of how far a team needed to go to be in field-goal range for a potential game-winning kick. That red line became wholly insignificant thanks to the feet of Josh Jacobs.

After Las Vegas missed a field goal on its first possession of overtime against the Seahawks, Jacobs put the game away, rushing for an 86-yard house call in overtime to cap off a 33-carry, 229-rushing yard performance during which he scored two times in the Raiders’ 40-34 win to move to 4-7.

The 24-year-old running back has become a force for Las Vegas in 2022 as he’s already up to 1,159 yards and nine rushing touchdowns on 216 carries. His rushing yards and 5.4 yards per attempt are the best of his career.

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Just how impressive was Jacobs’ performance? Here’s a look at some of the most impressive numbers from his game.

Josh Jacobs, by the numbers

All-purpose yards

Jacobs was more than just a dominant back carrying the football. He also made an impact in the passing game. Jacobs caught six passes for 74 yards to give him 303 all-purpose yards on Sunday. The 303 total yards are the most for a Raiders player in franchise history.

That performance moved him to a tie for the 40th-most all-purpose yards in a game, per Stathead, and he is one of only four players to reach 300 all-purpose yards with at least 200 rushing yards, joining Billy Cannon, Adrian Peterson (twice) and Jim Brown.

It gets even more impressive. His breakdown of at least 200 rushing yards and at least 70 receiving yards joins only Cannon, Marshall Faulk and Tiki Barber for reaching those two marks in the same game, according to Stathead. And according to ESPN Stats & Info, he is only the fourth player with 300 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in the same game.

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Big rushing games

With 229 rushing yards, Jacobs easily picked up his highest rushing-yard total of the season, and the most of his career. But it hasn’t been anything new for him in a career year.

Jacobs has already rushed for at least 140 yards four times this season, each comprising the top four rushing games for him in his career. With those four games of at least 140 rushing yards, Jacobs is already tied for the 25th-most in a single season, according to Stathead. The record for such games is seven, between Jim Brown (1963), Earl Campbell (1980), Eric Dickerson (1984) and Terrell Davis (1998).

This game has also propelled him to rarified air for a hot start to the season. Jacobs has the 52nd-most rushing yards through a player’s first 12 games of the season, according to Stathead. Even more impressive? Only Peterson (2007 and 2012), Frank Gore (2006) and Jim Taylor (1962) had more yards than Jacobs with fewer carries.

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Game-winning rush

The run by Jacobs to win the game was explosive, but it was perhaps even more impressive than it even looked at first.

According to Next Gen Stats, he gained 77 yards over expected on the 86-yard run, the most on a single play by a running back over the past two years. It helped that Jacobs reached 20.43 mph, the fastest speed he has registered in his NFL career.

The run also became the fourth-longest winning touchdown in NFL overtime history, per ESPN Stats & Info.


Credit: sportingnews.com

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