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NFL Week 7 Game Recap: Las Vegas Raiders 38, Houston Texans 20

Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) scores on a 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders returned from their bye week to rush for over 160 yards and three scores as they pulled away in the second half to defeat the Houston Texans, 38-20. It marks the Raiders' second win of the season.

Offensive spotlight: Running back Josh Jacobs dashed for a season-high seven explosive runs to spearhead the Raiders' ground attack. Las Vegas' RB1 rumbled for 11 first downs, 7.2 yards per carry and a season-best three touchdowns for his second multi-touchdown performance in three weeks.

Defensive spotlight: On 40 coverage snaps, veteran safety Duron Harmon allowed just one catch on three targets en route to a 2.3 passer rating. The stellar performance by the 10-year veteran led to a 90.0-plus coverage grade on first review.

Rookie spotlight: Texans rookie back Dameon Pierce powered his way to seven first downs and 61 yards after contact. He finished the matchup with an 84.0 rushing grade, pending review, on 20 total carries.

Offensive line spotlight: The Texans' offensive frontline allowed 16 total pressures on 42 pass-blocking snaps to finish with a 68.2 pass-blocking grade.

Box Score

Passing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Davis Mills 22.08 28 / 41 302 7.4 2 1
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Derek Carr 13.54 21 / 27 241 8.9 1 0
Rushing
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Dameon Pierce 15.7 20 92 4.6 0 22
Dare Ogunbowale 11.2 1 8 8 0 8
Rex Burkhead 6.9 2 8 4 0 4
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Josh Jacobs 39.5 20 143 7.2 3 15
Derek Carr 13.54 3 -1 -0.3 0 0
DJ Turner 2 3 20 6.7 0 18
Zamir White 0.2 1 2 2 0 2
Receiving
Houston Texans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Dameon Pierce 15.7 4 4 25 6.2 0
Phillip Dorsett 12.5 3 2 45 15 1
Dare Ogunbowale 11.2 7 5 54 7.7 0
Chris Moore P 10 4 2 20 5 1
Jordan Akins 9.8 4 3 68 17 0
Brandin Cooks 8.6 5 4 46 9.2 0
Rex Burkhead 6.9 6 5 11 1.8 0
Nico Collins 6.3 3 3 33 11 0
Brevin Jordan P 0 4 0 0 0 0
Las Vegas Raiders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
Josh Jacobs 39.5 4 3 12 3 0
Davante Adams 17.5 9 8 95 10.6 0
Mack Hollins P 12.4 3 2 44 14.7 1
Hunter Renfrow P 8.5 3 3 55 18.3 0
Foster Moreau 5.8 5 3 28 5.6 0
Ameer Abdullah 2.7 2 2 7 3.5 0

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