Raiders Credit: ​Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Heading into their Christmas Day game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Las Vegas Raiders will be without leading rusher Josh Jacobs. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Monday morning that Jacobs, who was listed as questionable with a quad injury and an illness, will be inactive for that game:

This is the second consecutive game Jacobs will miss due to that quad injury. And he’s a massive loss for Las Vegas. On the season, Jacobs (playing on a one-year contract after a training camp holdout) has 233 carries for 805 rushing yards (3.5 yards per attempt) and six touchdowns; the next-closest rusher on the team is Zamir White, who has 123 yards on 37 carries. Jacobs also has 37 receptions (third on the team) for 296 yards.

Jacobs was selected by the Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft (24th overall) following an impressive college career at Alabama. He’s recorded more than 1,000 rushing yards in three of the four seasons he’s played so far, and could potentially hit that mark again if he’s able to return for the team next week. Jacobs. He led the NFL with 1,653 rushing yards last season and was named first-team All-Pro in addition to earning his second Pro Bowl nod. We’ll see how the Raiders do without him Monday.


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