Raiders Top Seahawks on Spectacular Overtime Run

With one of the greatest plays of NFL overtime history, the Las Vegas Raiders outdueled the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in a 40-34 shootout. Raiders running back Josh Jacobs capped the game of his career with an unforgettable 86-yard run, lifting the Raiders to their fourth win of the season and keeping their faint playoff hopes alive for at least one more week. Jacobs' run joins rarified air in the pantheon of all-time walkoff overtime plays. Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas took a Tim Tebow pass 80 yards for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 Wildcard round. San Francisco 49ers running back Garrison Hearst took a carry 96 yards for a game-winner in his team's 1998 season opener against the New York Jets. But neither of them played as complete a game as Jacobs.

Jacobs' thrilling run was the cherry on top of a sensational two-way effort for the fourth-year back. The running back finished the game with a ludicrous 229 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries and added 6 receptions for a team-leading 74 yards. The 303 yards from scrimmage were by far the most of his career and the eighth most in a single game by any player in NFL history.

Jacobs initially joined the Raiders as their 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. They neglected to pick up his fifth-year option, enabling him to hit unrestricted free agency after this season. The Raiders may live to regret it: Jacobs leads the league with 1484 yards from scrimmage through 12 weeks of the season.
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