Week 10 Preview: Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders
By Tylor Walden
Josh Jacobs vs. Broncos front seven
As it stands right now, Josh Jacobs could be one of the top running backs in the NFL. And the fact that he is in his second year speaks volumes on its own. As it stands right now, he has rushed for 588 yards in 2020.
Stopping Jacobs is going to be key for the Broncos front seven. If Jacobs is able to get in the end zone a few times, it will be a long day. They also cannot allow him to run all over them. If they can contain him, they might have a chance in Las Vegas.
Jerry Jeudy vs. Raiders secondary
The Broncos rookie first-round pick this season recorded his first 100-yard game last Sunday in a losing effort. But it does seem like he has found chemistry with Drew Lock. That will be important on Sunday against a Raiders secondary that allows an average of 267.1 passing yards a game.
They are very close to near the bottom in passing yards allowed. It will be key for Jeudy to find the lanes to run his routes and get the Broncos off to a strong start.
Denver Broncos: Phillip Lindsay
Last Sunday was horrendous for the Denver Broncos on the ground. The fact that Lock ran for more yards than Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay combined is flat out embarrassing.
Lindsay is going to be key if they plan to keep the Raiders offense off the field and give the defense some rest. When he gets going, he can really help the Broncos offense.
Las Vegas Raiders: Henry Ruggs III
Alabama teammates will face off against one another as Henry Ruggs III was selected a few picks before his teammate Jeudy. Ruggs has dealt with some injuries this year and has had a slow start to his rookie campaign.
He has only one touchdown and 220 yards receiving. He could play a factor on Sunday if he can use his speed on the Broncos secondary. If Denver can keep him quiet, it could be something to keep an eye on.