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Did you see that hit by the Raiders’ rookie running Josh Jacobs? Check. This. Out.

Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs gets past Green Bay Packers’ Adrian Amos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.
Oakland Raiders’ Josh Jacobs gets past Green Bay Packers’ Adrian Amos during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. AP

Oakland Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs is proving to be a force.

In the early going of the Raiders’ game against the Green Bay Packers, Jacobs took a handoff from Derek Carr and sprinted to the edge where he just ran over poor Adrian Amos, blasting the veteran safety backward at Lambeau Field.

On the same drive, Jacobs ran for 42 yards before leaving briefly because of a shoulder injury.

Jacobs came back in the game.

Jacobs runs past Bo Jackson

NFL on CBS showed an image of where Jacobs stands among Raiders all-time running backs through the first five games.

It showed Jacobs was second with 430 yards with Bo Jackson leading the way with 475 yards in 1997 and Marcus Allen is third with 415 yards.

That changed.

He finished the game with a season-high 124 yards, surpassing Jackson for most rushing yards (554) in franchise history through a player’s first six career games.

Also, Jacobs became the lone Raiders rookie in franchise history to recorded consecutive 100-plus rushing yard games, while tying Marcus Allen for most 100-yard contests by a player in franchise history through his first six career games.

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Anthony Galaviz writes about sports for The Fresno Bee. He covers the Oakland Raiders, high schools, boxing, MMA and junior colleges. He’s been with The Bee since 1997 and attended Fresno City College before graduating from Fresno State with a major in journalism and a minor in criminology.
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