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There was some doubt if Josh Jacobs would even be able to play in Week 12 after injuring his calf just a day before the game. He was downgraded to questionable and there was a real fear that he wouldn’t be able to play.

But not only was Jacobs active, but he also had one of the best days ever by a running back in NFL history. Jacobs totaled over 300 yards and scored two touchdowns, including the walk-off score in overtime and became the AFC player of the week.

Going into Week 13, there is a pretty good chance the Raiders won’t have Jacobs practice at all before they take on the Chargers. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL media, Jacobs is not expected to practice at all before this week’s game.

Jacobs is an established veteran at this stage of his career and doesn’t need a lot of practice in order to play. He is still expected to be on the field in Week 13, but look for him to be listed as a “DNP” for most of the week. He deserves a few days off after his big performance in Week 12.

The Raiders are on a two game winning streak on the road. First beating the Broncos, then beating the Seahawks in OT. But of course facing their division rivals Los Angeles Chargers at home, The Raiders will need to be as healthy as they can be to continue their winning streak.

With a walk-off field goal in overtime, the Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Los Angeles Chargers and advanced to the postseason for the 21/22 campaign. They secured the fifth spot in the AFC postseason with that victory, but were defeated 26-19 by the Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card stage.

While Josh Jacobs remains questionable,  The Las Vegas Raiders placed tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on injured reserve, leaving Derek Carr and the struggling offense without two of their biggest playmakers.  Waller has missed the past three games with a hamstring injury, and Renfrow has been dealing with rib and hamstring injuries. Each will sit out at least the next four games.