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Josh Jacobs speaks out on ’embarrassing’ performance vs. Buccaneers

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The Las Vegas Raiders found themselves being blown out by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7 while Josh Jacobs had a quiet day on the ground. Following Sunday’s lopsided loss, Jacobs spoke out on his ’embarrassing’ performance versus the Bucs.

“It was very embarrassing for me,” Jacobs said Wednesday during a video teleconference. “I went and watched film. I watched practice. I watched previous games. I was trying to see where I could improve my game, what I could bring to this team to be where we want to be.”

During the Raiders’ 45-20 defeat against the Buccaneers, Jacobs carried the ball 10 times for only 17 yards on the ground. He also caught three passes for 14 yards, giving him a career-low 31 scrimmage yards in the contest.

While Jacobs didn’t perform well, he isn’t the only running back who’s been held in check by Tampa Bay’s stout run defense. Before Jacobs, the Buccaneers limited Aaron Jones of the Green Bay Packers to 15 rushing yards on 10 attempts in Week 6.

Through the first seven weeks, Tampa Bay is allowing a league-best three yards per attempt and 66 rushing yards per game. Still, Jacobs is focused on doing everything he can to make sure he puts his recent outing behind him as soon as possible.

The second-year back out of Alabama could have a tough time getting on track in Week 8 against another stingy run defense in the Cleveland Browns. The Browns are giving up only 3.8 yards per attempt this season, which is good enough for sixth in the NFL.