Josh Jacobs exploded with a career day for the Raiders vs Seahawks Week 12 matchup. The star running back delivered one of the most exciting plays of this 2022–2023 NFL season with the overtime game-winning touchdown. This had to go down as one of the greatest performances in NFL history.
On the first play of the Las Vegas Raiders second scoring drive during overtime, Jacobs bursted from the 14-yard line all the way down the field for 86 yards and the golden touchdown to bring his team up 40–34 and seal the win.
“When I hit the gap, I see a big hole and I just tried to run as fast as I can,” said Jacobs about his game-winning run.
Jacobs set a Raiders franchise record by running for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the day. His 303 yards from scrimmage were the most in Raiders history and the seventh highest during the Super Bowl era. What a legendary play by the fourth-year back from Bama.
Throughout the Raiders vs Seahawks Week 12 game, both teams were neck in neck as quarterbacks Derek Carr and Geno Smith both had over 25 passing completions and over 35 passing attempts. Following an interception by Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs, the Seahawks drew first blood as rookie running back Kenneth Walker III found the end zone for a 12-yard rushing touchdown.
Carr answered back, finding receiver Ameer Abdullah on an 18-yard play to tie the game seven a piece. Seahawks kicker Jason Myers shot back-to-back field goals on both of their next scoring drives, but the Las Vegas Raiders fought back pulling a one-two punch with Carr first connecting with receiver Mack Hollins for a 36-yard touchdown, then Jacobs rushing for a 30-yard TD to extend the lead.
Prior to halftime, Geno Smith went deep to the far right corner and found receiver Tyler Lockett for a 35-yard score. Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson topped off the first half with his first field goal of the game to bring the score 24–20.
The nail-biting Raiders vs Seahawks Week 12 matchup kept brewing as the second half began, with both teams securing a field goal. Seahawks running back Travis Homer caught an 18-yard touchdown while Raiders backup tight end Foster Moreau caught his second touchdown in the last three games right after the two-minute warning to tie the scoreboard and bring the game to OT.
In a rare sight, Daniel Carlson missed his second field goal this season, and his second in the past two weeks. The Raiders defense were able to stop the Seahawks on a 3-and-out, then all madness occurred when Jacobs flew past the right guard for the game-winning touchdown.
“He’s hard to bring down,” said Seahawks tackle Shelby Harris about Jacobs. “He’s a tough runner with good balance. You really gotta wrap him up. He’s not one of those backs that gets touched and falls. He makes his money off of breaking tackles and getting those extra yards.”
Make that money Jacobs, make that money. A division rivalry is next in line for Week 14 as the Las Vegas Raiders welcome the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, December 4.