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Josh Jacobs named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Nov 30, 2022, 8:37 AM
Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the f...
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 27: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field on November 27, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

After totaling 303 scrimmage yards on Sunday, it was almost a given that Josh Jacobs would be named the AFC’s Player of the Week.

On Wednesday, the NFL made it official.

The Las Vegas Raiders‘ running back has been named the AFC’s Player of the Week after he recorded the single-game franchise record of 303 scrimmage yards — 229 rushing yards and 74 receiving — along with two rushing touchdowns. He capped off his afternoon with the game-winning 86-yard touchdown run in overtime.

“Jacobs’ 303 scrimmage yards are the most by a player in a single game since 2015 and he became the sixth player in NFL history with at least 300 scrimmage yards and multiple scrimmage touchdowns in a single game,” the NFL said in its press release.

This is the first time in his career Josh Jacobs has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He’s also the first Raiders running back to win the award since 2011.

On the AFC side, Jacobs is joined by defensive tackle Ed Oliver from Buffalo and punter JK Scott from the Los Angeles Chargers. The NFC Players of the Week include Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, Panthers defensive end Brian Burns and Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu for special teams.

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