Las Vegas Raiders will have star power out on both sides of the ball Sunday
By Brad Weiss
The Las Vegas Raiders will be without two of their stars on Sunday, and based on the latest injury report, they could be without more than just those two.
The 6-5 Las Vegas Raiders are heading East to take on the New York Jets in Week 13, a game they should be able to win easily on Sunday. However, as we inch closer to gameday, the hits just keep on coming for the Silver and Black, who announced they will be without two of their star players for the AFC matchup.
Head coach Jon Gruden said on Friday that the Raiders will head East without not only their best offensive weapon but also their most dangerous defensive player, a predicament you never want to be in. The Jets may be the only winless team left in the NFL, but they are still an NFL team and were certainly not afraid of the Raiders in their win at Metlife last season, 34-3.
Josh Jacobs to miss the Jets game
Of the two biggest names out this weekend, the one that is going to hurt the offense the most is running back Josh Jacobs. Towards the end of last season, Jacobs suffered through injuries, and it looks like history may be repeating itself in 2020, as he left last week’s game with a sprained ankle.
The expectation was that the duo of Jacobs and Devontae Booker would tote the rock at least 35 times combined on Sunday, but that scheme is now out the window. Instead, the hope is that Jalen Richard will be active for the first time in weeks because all of a sudden a dominant Raiders victory looks less and less likely.