Josh Jacobs career game carries Raiders to first win of season vs rival Broncos

There was no question the Raiders needed to get things going on the ground against the Broncos and stick with it if they hoped to get their first win of the season. The Broncos defense has few weaknesses, and the ground game is pretty much it.

Last time these two teams met late last season, Josh Jacobs tied a career-high with 129 yards on the ground. So, it only makes sense to go back to him and let him carry them.

He did just that.

With just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Raiders set up in first and goal at the seven, looking to put the game out of reach. Just as they had much of the game, they went to Jacobs and their Mr Dependable took it up the middle for the touchdown.

That seven-yard run gave Jacobs his second TD of the game and put him at 134 yards rushing — a new career-high. He also had 175 yards from scrimmage.

“He’s one of the best runners that I’ve ever been around,” said Josh McDaniels. “Take that for what it’s worth. And I’ve been around some good ones.”

His biggest play was a 43-yard run in the third quarter on a play that initially looked like it would be stopped at the line. The move he put on is worth a watch.

That second Jacobs TD put the Raiders up by nine, essentially putting the game out of reach for the Broncos.

Jacobs would get ten more yards in the game to bring his new career-high to 144 yards.

He could celebrate his career day the right way as well, with the Raiders notching their first win of the season. And doing it against a division rival.

Story originally appeared on Raiders Wire