- Tracking the NFL rushing leaders for 2022.
- Josh Jacobs has the most rushing yards following Week 17.
While the NFL has become known for its pass-happy nature, the importance of having a solid running game cannot be underestimated. Teams with the best running backs are usually popular in NFL betting.
Throughout the season, this space will monitor the league’s rushing leaders. Here is how things shake out after Week 17.
Who Leads the NFL in Rushing Yards This Year?
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Maintaining the top spot is Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders. Squaring off against an elite San Francisco 49ers defense in Week 17, Jacobs carried the ball 17 times for 69 yards and a touchdown as Las Vegas fell 37-34 in overtime.
It was Jacobs’s 12th rushing score of the season. The 24-year-old left the contest in the first half with a hip injury but returned after missing roughly one drive. After having his fifth-year option declined by the Raiders last offseason, Jacobs has all but locked up his first-career rushing crown, sitting 158 yards clear of Cleveland Browns star Nick Chubb with one game remaining.
Jacobs will close out his career-best campaign Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, a team he steamrolled for 154 yards back in Week 5.
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