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Josh Jacobs nears 100 yards in first half vs. Chiefs

Raiders rookie running back Josh Jacobs continues building his offensive rookie of the year campaign.

Running back Josh Jacobs of the Oakland Raiders runs up field against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images

The Oakland Raiders season could be headed toward some disappointment with a recent stumble, but running back Josh Jacobs continues dominating. The rookie is approaching 100 yards rushing in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs and we’re only at halftime of their game. He had gone up over 100 yards, but a seven yard loss dropped him to 95 yards at halftime.

He is likely to get over 100 yards after halftime. It would mark his fifth game with over 100 yards rushing, all coming in the team’s past eight games. Considering how the various rookie quarterbacks have come back to earth in recent weeks, Jacobs has emerged as the heavy favorite to take home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

In recent years, a first round running back has seemed like a luxury, but Jacobs has been critical to Oakland’s success. Even if they lose to Kansas City, they’ll remain a game back in the wild card race heading into the final four weeks of the regular season.