2. Josh Jacobs won’t rush for triple figures
The Oakland Raiders have a very nice running back in Josh Jacobs who thus far in 2019 has 109 rushes for 554 yards and four touchdowns. He’s also averaging 5.1 yards per carry, and against teams from the AFC, Jacobs has 52 carries for 263 yards and two touchdowns.
In the month of October, Jacobs is averaging 5.3 yards per carry for 247 yards. Plus there are the receiving abilities of Jacobs this season, with Jacobs having nine receptions (11 targets) for 87 yards and a 9.7 yards per reception average.
That said, the reason Jacobs won have at least 100 yards rushing for three straight games — he rushed for 123 yards vs. the Chicago Bears and 124 yards vs. the Green Bay Packers.
Houston this season has not allowed a 100-yard rusher against them all season, as Alvin Kamara in Week 1 rushed for 97 yards on 13 carries, Austin Ekeler had 36 yards on nine carries and Christian McCaffrey rushed for 92 yards on 27 carries against them. Even Marlon Mack last Sunday had only 44 yards rushing on 18 carries against the defense of Houston.
Jacobs will be a tough test for sure, but if the Texans want be in the discussion of them getting back to the top of the division all by themselves, they’ll have to slow Jacobs down and prevent him from gaining his third straight 100-plus yard rushing game.