“Tay Train” Gets Back on Track
Working within the final year of his contract, Raiders running back Latavius Murray put together his best performance of the season against the Broncos, accumulating 114 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries, all of which being season-highs.
"“[Murray] did a nice job,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “He got the hat trick, scoring touchdowns. We narrowly missed on the one that was called back on the passing touchdown, but I know he had three running touchdowns. I thought he ran hard. I thought the line gave the backs room to run. I thought the backs ran hard.”"
Anything is possible behind the Raiders’ offensive line, but Murray made the best of what was put in front of him, effectively turning big holes into big gains with his ability to work in open space and gain yards through contact.
No one on the Denver defense was going to derail the “Tay Train” on Sunday night.
Murray earned his highest grade of the season (86.3) and was listed as Oakland’s top offensive performer, per PFF.com.
Now revealing glimpses of his Pro Bowl form, Murray leads a group of Raiders running backs capable of putting together one of the top rushing offenses in the league.