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The Raiders' Best Single-Game Rushing Performances Since 2010

Jason Schandl
The best single-game rushing performances for a Raiders player since 2010.
The best single-game rushing performances for a Raiders player since 2010. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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The Las Vegas Raiders seem to have found their new franchise RB in Josh Jacobs, who just tallied 1,150 yards in just 13 games as a rookie.

The Raiders have had some promising running backs in recent years, but none that really stuck as long-term workhorses.

That doesn't mean they haven't had backs show flashes of greatness, though. These are the three best single-game rushing performances for Raiders players since 2010.

3. Rashad Jennings: Nov. 17, 2013

Rashad Jennings rushed for 150 yards against the Texans in 2013.
Rashad Jennings rushed for 150 yards against the Texans in 2013. / Jason O. Watson/Getty Images

Rashad Jennings only made a brief one-year sojourn in Oakland between his three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and his three with the New York Giants. It was one of his better NFL seasons, running for 733 yards and a career-best 6 touchdowns. The clear highlight was his Week 11 matchup with the Houston Texans, when he notched season-highs marks in both carries (22) and rushing yards (150). Those 6.8 yards per carry were also the most he averaged in any game in which he saw at least 5 carries that year.

2. Darren McFadden: Sep. 25, 2011

Darren McFasdden rushed for 171 yards in 2011 against the Jets.
Darren McFasdden rushed for 171 yards in 2011 against the Jets. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Darren McFadden's 171 yards against the New York Jets in Week 3 of the 2011 NFL season are actually the highest single-game total for a Raiders running back since 2010. He hit that mark on 19 carries (9.0 yards per carry), finding the end zone twice in a 34-24 victory.

1. Darren McFadden: Oct. 24, 2010

Darren McFadden scored 3 touchdowns against the Broncos in 2010.
Darren McFadden scored 3 touchdowns against the Broncos in 2010. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Second in yards in that stretch was another McFadden performance — this one from Week 7 of the 2010 season. McFadden tallied just 6 fewer yards (165) on 3 fewer carries (16). That gave him an average of 10.3 yards per rush, and he rushed for 3 touchdowns on the day (adding 1 more as a receiver). He had two rushes of 40-plus yards on the day, and it was all the sweeter because it came against the division rival Denver Broncos.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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