Rams vs. Raiders matchups, how to watch and prediction

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks.

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs carries the ball Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

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Josh Jacobs leads the NFL with 1,159 rushing yards. That’s more than double what Chargers leader Austin Ekeler has 554. Jacobs rushed for 229 yards in an overtime win in Seattle last weekend.

The Chargers have given up an average of 183 yards on the ground in their last five games, a holey stretch that has sent them 28th in fast defense. Given all this information, the Raiders’ strategy going into this game seems obvious.

“They have an elite runner who breaks a lot of tackles,” said Chargers coach Brandon Staley. “You can’t block everything perfectly. You must have running backs that can create themselves. Josh is as good at it as anyone because he can miss you and run through you.”

Jacobs had a single low of the season with 10 carries when the teams met at SoFi Stadium in Week 1, a 24-19 Chargers win. That day, Las Vegas fell two touchdowns behind in the second quarter, largely moving away from their running game.

A mix of Jacobs and Derek Carr-to-DaVante Adams would make for the Raiders’ ideal afternoon. Adams caught 10 passes for 141 yards against the Chargers in this Week 1 game.

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Emma Bowman

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