Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs is now a record-setter.
Jacobs surpassed Marcus Allen's record for most rushing yards in a rookie season (697) Sunday, with eight games remaining in his first NFL season.
In the first half, Josh Jacobs rushed for 88 yards and became the club’s franchise leader in rushing yards by a rookie (707), surpassing Marcus Allen’s record of 697 yards set in 1982.— Evert Geerlings (@E_Geerlings) November 3, 2019
Just the 20th player in NFL history to surpass 700 yards in the first 8 games.#RaiderNation
The 21-year-old has now run for 740 yards this season after rushing for 128 -- and two touchdowns -- in Oakland's nail-biting 31-24 win over the Detroit Lions at the Coliseum on Sunday. Jacobs' six rushing TDs are tied for the third-most by a Raiders rookie, and he needs six more to break Allen's mark of 11 TDs.
Sunday also marked the third multi-touchdown game of Jacobs' career, putting him in additional elite company.
Today is Josh Jacobs's third game with multiple rushing TDs. He's the first player since Ickey Woods in 1988 to do that three times in the first eight games of his NFL career https://t.co/Y09TId6nkN pic.twitter.com/eCu5UnQhVb— ProFootballReference (@pfref) November 3, 2019
That's as good of a reason as any for Jacobs to do the "Ickey Shuffle" when he next scores a TD.
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Jacobs shouldered a bigger load in the running game than he has at any point this season, rushing a career-high 28 times. The Alabama product still averaged 4.3 yards per carry, and he wasn't once tackled for a loss, either.
Not bad for a former Crimson Tide backup.