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Josh Jacobs: Week 5 Win Against Chiefs Provides A Lot Of Validation For Raiders

Josh Jacobs is proud of the Las Vegas Raiders defeating the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season at Arrowhead Stadium.

According to Jacobs, perfecting the small details will play a key role.

“That’s what I talk about every week when I come in here and I talk about just the little things,” Jacobs said about the impressive 40-32 win. “Trying to execute the little things and not beat ourselves in a sense. I’m proud of the guys. They play hard today and this is the first time I feel like all year that we put in a complete game together… against the former champion, so I mean it was a huge win for us.”

Jacobs was able to rush for over 70 yards but Derek Carr and Henry Ruggs III stole the show as the two connected on a 72-yard touchdown to break the game open.

The Raiders were able to somewhat limit the Chiefs ground game and Clyde Edwards-Helaire while also forcing Patrick Mahomes into a couple of mistakes.

With the Week 5 win in Kansas City, the Raiders are just one win behind in the AFC West and a Chiefs loss combined with a Raiders win would put them over the top.

Josh Jacobs Happy Derek Carr Won His First Game In Kansas City

Josh Jacobs is also proud of Derek Carr for winning his first game in Kanas City.

According to Jacobs, Carr controlled the offense the entire game.

“It’s funny because it clicked to me in the locker room. I’m like, ‘Man, it’s your first win.’ I mean it feels so good just to see him and see how good he played in this game. I mean it was elite and how he just being a captain and just controlling the offense and making sure all the guys stay positive and things like that. It’s huge and I mean that’s just a credit to him,” Jacobs said about Carr’s performance.

Carr deserved the win as he outplayed Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes and led the Raiders to easily their biggest win of the season to date.

Carr’s ability to carve up opposing defenses will be key to the team’s success this season as their defense definitely has holes within it through the first five weeks.

However, if Carr can continue to find a rhythm with Ruggs as well as Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, and Jacobs, they could be a force to be reckoned with now.

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