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Raiders Running Game Leads The Attack Vs Chargers

The Las Vegas Raiders’ running game led the Silver and Black to their fifth win of 2020, and against an AFC West rival no less.

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs went off last weekend in Cleveland, right on time with the upcoming stretch of games. Against the Chargers, we saw the entire stable of running backs get involved. This is key moving forward as the Raiders establish their offensive identity in head coach Jon Gruden’s third year. Unfortunately, quarterback Derek Carr won’t have a fantastic game statistically every single time.

This is why having the luxury of a good running game comes into play. Josh Dubow of the Associated Press pointed out that this win marked an interesting milestone. The triumph highlights that these last two wins were won with less than 200 yards passing, the first time since 2011.

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By The Numbers For The Raiders Running Game

Devontae Booker leads all RBs (min 30 carries) with 6.76 yards per carry for #Raiders this season. Only QBs Daniel Jones (8.0), Russell Wilson (7.16) and Kyler Murray (7.14) are higher

— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) November 9, 2020

As Dubow highlighted, backup running back, Devontae Booker leads his position with those that have a minimum of 30 carries with 6.76 yards per carry. It bodes well for all parties involved that the Raiders coaching staff is making use of Booker’s talents. He ended the game with eight carries and 68 rushing yards, on top of that, he broke off a 23-yard run. As for Jacobs, he was handed the ball 14 times and amassed 65 yards on the ground. Oh, and by the way, both Jacobs and Booker found the endzone in this game.

Jalen Richard didn’t make much of an impact on the ground but he did have a beautiful 19-yard reception. Even though none of the running backs cracked 100 yards rushing, this all-around attack is welcomed nonetheless. On a side note, while not a running back, Henry Ruggs III did get off a rush for 10 yards against the Chargers defense.

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*Top Photo: John Hefti/Associated Press

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