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Last week Josh Jacobs took a Raiders franchise record from Darren McFadden. This week it was Marcus Allen

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NFL: Chicago Bears at Oakland Raiders Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

We could be doing this every week from here on out. Josh Jacobs had his first game over 100 yards, picking up 123 yards on 26 carries against the Bears. His young career high put him at 430 yards on the season. With that, he surpassed the greatest running back in Raiders franchise history.

Marcus Allen ran for 415 yards in his first five games as a rookie in 1982. That record for the most rushing yards by a rookie in his first five games stood ever since. It fell Sunday in London.

It wasn’t a useless record either. Jacobs set the new mark on the Raiders late scoring drive to take a 24-21 lead — a score that would hold for the win.

Last week against the Colts, Jacobs surpassed Darren McFadden to set a new mark for most rushing yards in his first four games. To which Jacobs said he didn’t care. Both instances came in big wins, which you can figure is something he does care about.