Bottom 5 Rushing Matchups Week 7

Footballguys Staff takes you through the Bottom 5 Rushing Matchups for Week 7

Bottom 5 Rushing Matchups Week 7

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Las Vegas vs Tampa Bay

The Raiders have had a solid, yet inefficient rushing offense to start the season. As a team, they are averaging just over four yards per rush attempt with 121 rushing yards per game. Lead ballcarrier Josh Jacobs has rushed 3.7 yards per attempt or fewer in four of five games. Despite the inefficiency, however, Jacobs has full control over this backfield with at least 15 carries per game while exceeding 22 carries and 75 rushing yards in three of five carries. Devontae Booker has seen a few carries here and there, but he is no legitimate threat to the volume headed towards Jacobs. The offensive line for Las Vegas is stout, especially since the return of right tackle Trent Brown. They are still missing guard Richie Incognito, which is certainly a downgrade, but overall, this remains a solid front five paving the way for Jacobs.

Tampa Bay’s defense continues to excel in big ways this season, especially against the run as they have yet to allow an opposing running back to cross the 60-yard mark. The position is averaging a league-low 49 rushing yards when facing Tampa Bay, and this team has only given up two runs of 20 or more yards through six games this season. Despite losing key run-stopper Vita Vea for the season, Tampa Bay still performed well last week as Aaron Jones was limited to just 15 yards on 10 carries. Both Ndamukong Suh and William Gholston remain top-notch run-stoppers who are shouldering the load ahead of what is also a solid linebacker group when it comes to stuffing the run. This defensive line will maintain the slight advantage over an equality top-notch Raiders offensive line, but having a linebacker like Lavonte David over the top is what tilts the scales substantially in the favor of Tampa Bay here.

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