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Raiders’ Josh Jacobs doesn’t expect to miss any time after early shoulder injury vs. Packers

Josh Jacobs, Raiders, Packers

Rookie standout running back injured his shoulder early in the Oakland Raiders’ Week 7 42-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers. However, he returned to the game and isn’t expected to miss any playing time going forward, according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. He mentioned he tweaked his shoulder on the first play of the game.

The shoulder injury did not limit Jacobs on Sunday, as he finished the loss with 21 carries for 124 yards and three receptions for 10 yards.

Backup running back Andre Washington ran for 29 yards on six carries. Jalen Richard carried the rock twice for two yards.

Despite Oakland’s productiveness on the ground, the Raiders were not able to get it done on Sunday. Aaron Rodgers thrashed the Raiders secondary to the tune of perhaps the greatest performance of his career. For the first time in his career, Rodgers had a perfect passer rating (158.3) while scoring six total touchdowns (five passing) and 429 passing yards.

Nonetheless, the loss to Green Bay is behind Oakland. They will continue their long road-quest with a game against the Houston Texans next Sunday. Like the Raiders, Houston is coming off of a loss, as the Indianapolis Colts turned their 4-2 record into a 4-3 one.

At 3-3, the Raiders are behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West standings. A win over the Texans next week would go a long way into turning the ship. Luckily, they will be able to contend for one with their bell-cow back in action.