While their defense shined for the third straight week, the Las Vegas offense did their part too. The unit put 37 points on the board, and while quarterback Derek Carr was definitely efficient, he didn’t have to break a sweat in a blowout win. Here are the three offensive players that showed out for the Las Vegas Raiders this weekend.
The Best 3 Raiders offensive players in Week 10
3. Brandon Parker
Brandon Parker has been a bit of a punchline over the last couple of years. He’s been shaky when asked to play, and when Kolton Miller couldn’t suit up for the second straight week, Raider Nation was concerned about him protecting Carr and enforcing the run game. However, ‘4’ didn’t even have to wash his jersey after the game, with “Big Orange” failing to register a single quarterback hit, let alone a sack. Moreover, the Silver and Black rushed for over 200 yards.
Parker gets the nod here, but maybe the real credit should go to offensive line coach Tom Cable, who has been the best assistant coach in professional football this season.
2. Devontae Booker
Nothing is sweeter than revenge, and Devontae Booker got a healthy helping on Sunday afternoon. Facing the team that drafted him in the fourth round back in 2016 for the first time since they released him, Booker turned 16 carries into 81 yards and two scores, the second of which being a 23-yard ramble to put the game on ice. Remember when Denver said they “stole a Raider” by signing Menelik Watson? It looks like the only steal here is Booker, a late-season gamble paying big dividends.
1. Josh Jacobs
While Carr is probably the most oft-discussed starter, Josh Jacobs is the heart of this offense. The Raiders are undefeated in games where ’28’ scores, and he did it twice against Denver on Sunday. When he gets going, there are few teams that can hang with the Raiders.
Critics point at Jacobs’ yards per attempt and ignore the fact that he’s been playing behind versus loaded boxes. He went off for 112 yards and two scores. If he has the same kind of performance against Kansas City on Sunday Night Football, the Raiders’ offense could become unstoppable.
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