Josh Jacobs
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 13: Running back Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs for a first down against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter of their game at Allegiant Stadium on November 13, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Vegas odds: Josh Jacobs defying expectations in 2022

At the beginning of Sunday, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was listed as questionable and limited in practice due to a calf injury.  The injury report and practice issues are now an afterthought as Jacobs entered the record books enroute to 40-34 Raiders overtime victory.   The Vegas running back ran for 229 yards and caught for 74 yards in addition.  This includes an 86-yard run in overtime which clinched the victory for Las Vegas.

According to NFL Research, Jacobs is the only player since at least 1950 with 225+ rush yards and 70+ receiving yards in a single game.  Jacobs also broke the Raiders single game rushing record.   Jacobs has surpassed 1000 yards for the season and went past Tennessee Titans running back Derek Henry for the rushing lead.

The Raiders declined the fifth year option this offseason on Jacobs who seems to be running his way to a new contract.  After the game, Josh McDaniels described Jacobs as a “football player,” which the Raiders head coach says is the highest compliment he can give someone.  Vegas is 4-1 when Jacobs rushes for over 100 yards this season.  They are 0-6 when he does not break the century break.