Buffal Bills need to keep Josh Jacobs in check
The Raiders have one of the best running backs in the league, Josh Jacobs. Last season, he led the NFL with 1,653 rushing yards. Along with that, he posted 12 touchdowns, averaged 97.2 yards per game, and added 53 catches for 400 yards. He is a big-time playmaker for the Raiders’ offense.
While the common thought after week one is that the Bills struggled against the run, it seems to be a little blown out of the water. They surrendered 172 rushing yards, on 28 attempts, with most of it coming from Breece Hall’s 127 yards. 83 of those 127 yards came on an 83-yard dash that was about to be stopped at the line of scrimmage before a missed tackle sprung him free. There’s more to it than just the stats when it comes to the Bills’ run defense from Week 1, which currently ranks 29 in the league, heading into week two.
The Denver Broncos held Jacobs in check in week one, containing him to only 48 yards on 19 carries. That was a huge reason why it was a tightly contested game the whole way, with the Raiders winning by one point. The Bills need to clean up their tackling for this game. If they allow Jacobs to rip off huge runs like Breece Hall did, it’s going to be very tough for them to get a win.