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Latavius Murray becomes Raiders first 1000-yard rusher in five years

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Coming the Raiders' Thursday night game against the Chargers, Latavius Murray was 44 yards away from reaching 1000 rushing yards on the season. On the Raiders' first two possessions, he already had 39 yards, capped off by a 22-yard run for a touchdown.

The Raiders stopped the Chargers on their second drive to force a punt and give the Raiders the ball back for their third series with just over a minute left in the first quarter. Murray picked up three yards on first down. Then the next play, he was tackled for a three yard loss to put him back at 5 yards away from 1000 yards.

The next series, he started with a 4-yard run on first down. A few plays later, he ran up the middle for three yards and officially went over 1000 yards. He had a run of 9 yards on the next play just to put the milestone behind him.

So, in his first season as the full time starter, Murray becomes the Raiders first 1000-yard rusher since Darren McFadden rushed for 1157 yards in 2010.

Murray is fifth in the NFL in rushing and leads the AFC. He is currently a Pro Bowl alternate.