Josh Jacobs will return after Christmas, but not in time.
Josh Jacobs expected to miss Christmas Day game vs. Chiefs
NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reports that Josh Jacobs will miss his second straight game for the Las Vegas Raiders when they face the host Kansas City Chiefs on Monday in the first game of a holiday tripleheader.
Due to a quad injury that kept him out of Week 15, Jacobs was doubtful for Week 16 due to an illness.
With Jacobs, the Raiders absolutely exploded in a 63-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, though expecting another such performance against the Chiefs would be rather earth shattering.
Prior to Week 15, Jacobs was almost exclusively the Raiders’ rushing attack.
His 805 rushing yards were 742 more than the team’s second leading rusher. However, Las Vegas ran well against the Chargers — and in every other aspect — with Zamir White leading the team in the ground game with 69 yards on 17 carries, netting 124 yards.
Against the Chiefs, White, Ameer Abdullah, and Brandon Bolden will probably spearhead another committee strategy.
The Raiders (6-8) open against the Chiefs (9-5) at 1 p.m. ET Monday.