Las Vegas Raiders Running Back's Status in Doubt for Week 13

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is coming off the game of his life and one of the greatest individual efforts of all time, but it may have come at a price. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the league's leading rusher is dealing with a calf strain that will limit him all week and jeopardize his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. Jacobs totalled an astonishing 303 yards from scrimmage in the Raiders' thrilling 40-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 12, the most by any running back since a 315-yard effort by Adrian Peterson in 2007 and the eighth-most by any player in NFL history. His 86-yard game-winning run was also one of the greatest plays in overtime history.

At 4-7, the Raiders may very well need to run the table if they want to guarantee themselves a playoff spot. Any injury that could hinder their best offensive player or even cost him a game could very well sink the season.

Jacobs initially joined the Raiders as their 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and is one of the few remaining holdovers of the much-maligned Jon Gruden/Mike Mayock era. Despite a Pro Bowl and two 1000+ yard rushing seasons, the Raider declined his fifth-year option, making him eligible for free agency following this season. His superlative play this year has likely either earned him an extension or a franchise tag.
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