Shocker Alert: Josh Jacobs Benched Again!

Josh Jacobs Benched Again! Can Las Vegas Raiders Overcome Chiefs Without Star Running Back?

Kansas City, MO: Josh Jacobs, the running back for the Las Vegas Raiders, had to forfeit Sunday’s Chargers game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which was an unfortunate decision. He missed the second straight week of play due to a persistent quad issue.

Josh Jacobs Benched Again! Can Las Vegas Raiders Overcome Chiefs
Josh Jacobs Benched Again! Can Las Vegas Raiders Overcome Chiefs

Because of his uneasy demeanour during the pregame warm-up at Arrowhead Stadium, Jacobs was eventually left out of the game. Winning against Kansas City is essential for the Raiders to maintain their slim chance of entering the postseason. Early in the week, coach Antonio Pierce had voiced confidence that “everyone would play,” including Jacobs, who had a light practice on Friday and was labelled as questionable for the AFC West match.

Positively, the Raiders’ game against the division-leading Chiefs featured quarterback Patrick Mahomes and pass rusher Maxx Crosby. Due to a knee ailment, Crosby missed a few practice days earlier in the week, but on Saturday he was able to participate in a restricted number of activities.

Wide receiver Michael Mayer, who missed the whole week of practice due to a toe injury, has already been declared out by Las Vegas. Bryan Hoyer, the quarterback, Brandon Parker, Hroniss Grasu, the aggressive lineman, Jaser Horsted, the tight end, and defensive tackle Bryan Young were among the Raiders’ other inactive players.

The inactive list for Kansas City, which included wide receiver Kadarious Toney (knee) out and Donovan Smith (knee) out due to consecutive third-game injuries, did not come with any significant surprises.

The Chiefs began the week by placing wide receiver Sky Moore on injured reserve. In the third position, they added Jerick McKinnon because of a back issue. This left wide receiver Montrel Washington, who was promoted from the practice squad, as the only active wide receiver under defensive tackle Mike Pennel.

The Chiefs welcomed back their star rusher, Isaiah Pacheco, as he was presented, hoping to salvage their waning playoff aspirations. Pacheco had to miss the previous two games due to a shoulder “clean-up” procedure. Andy Reid, the head coach, was optimistic that he could handle the entire workload after a full week of practice.

The Raiders also had defensive end B.J. Thompson, cornerback Nick Jones, defensive tackles Matt Dickerson and Neil Farrell out.

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