There are three notable stats that encompass the Las Vegas Raiders’ Week 4 victory over the Denver Broncos. Upon reviewing these statistics, you might even be surprised by a couple of them.
Raiders’ 1st Notable Stat – 144 hard-earned rushing yards
Running back Josh Jacobs has had an interesting season, to say the least. What cannot be argued, however, is that he’s been effective whenever he’s had touches. The problem is that head coach Josh McDaniels hasn’t established Jacobs in a consistent role, but Sunday was a different story.
The Raiders decided to feed their work horse, and it paid off. Jacobs got 28 carries and rushed for a career high of 144 yards. He added two touchdown runs and 31 receiving yards. He was the heart and soul of the Raiders’ offense. McDaniels needs to continue to feed No. 28 and let him be great.
Raiders’ 2nd Notable Stat – A 1,008-day winning streak for Las Vegas
Ever since the Raiders moved from Oakland to Las Vegas, the Broncos haven’t been able to beat them. After today’s win, the Raiders improved their win streak to five against the Broncos. It has been 1,008 days since the Raiders lost to the Broncos.
I asked @iAM_JoshJacobs and @CrosbyMaxx about all the orange that was in @AllegiantStadm today. Here’s what they had to say â¬‡ï¸ #Raiders #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/JayAJmild1
â€” Cassie Soto (@_CassieSoto) October 3, 2022
Despite the fact that it felt like a home game for the Broncos, this rivalry is still dominated by the Raiders (emphasis on the Las Vegas part). Don’t get it twisted, Bronco Country, you can’t ride your way to a win against the Raiders.
Raiders’ 3rd Notable Stat – Daniel Carlson made 45 field goals without missing
@NFLonCBS Kevin Harlan is blatantly trying to jinx the Raiders’ kicker Daniel Carlson. Before very kick, he states that he’s never missed at Allegiant Stadium. #RaiderNation
â€” JGinWV (@JGinWV) October 2, 2022Â
Coming into the game, kicker Daniel Carlson was 41 of 41 on field goals at Allegiant Stadium. An extraordinary start for one of the game’s best kickers. As the Raiders offense was stalling out against the Broncos, Carlson had his chance to extend his streak. He went 4 of 4 on the day and extended his streak to 45/45 on field goals at Allegiant. Shout out to the Minnesota Vikings for cutting him during his rookie season. The Raiders picked him up and found their franchise kicker.
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