Raiders Improve to 5-2, Drake Remains Hot
October 25, 2021
On Sunday, a Raiders team that has remained in the spotlight once again got the job done, this time in front of a home crowd. Taking on Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles, the team put up outstanding numbers in their 33-22 victory with Derek Carr connecting on 31 of 34 pass attempts (the second highest completion rate in NFL history). Again the Raiders run game was strong with Kenyan Drake and Josh Jacobs both finding the end zone. Drake seems to officially have found his game in Las Vegas.
In the last two games, Kenyan Drake has been a machine. Drake has three touchdowns, two of which came from the backfield and one off of a catch, and a total of 152 total yards off of carries and catches. Drake has has more yards in the past two games than the running back had in his previous four (125). Of course much of this is in relation to the amount of touches Drake has gotten within these past two games, but the running back has shown that when the ball is in his hands, the offense is elevated.
"I just want to go out there and be a spark each and every time I'm on the field," Drake shared when asked about his recent offensive explosion. "The more I get opportunities the better I feel like I get ... and I'm excited to continue to make plays for this team."
Drake's touchdown came in the third quarter on a first and goal rush up the middle. His touchdown would put the Raiders up by three scores.
The Raiders now have a chance to rest up and prepare for a game against the New York Giants on November 7th as they enter their bye week.
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