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Raiders RB earns Nickelodeon NVP award on NFL Slimetime

Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after his record-setting performance in Sunday’s 40-34 overtime victory at Seattle.

Jacobs rushed for a franchise-record 229 yards against the Seahawks, including an 86-yard touchdown run in overtime. He also had 74 yards receiving to set a franchise record with 303 yards from scrimmage.

His performance also led him to win the Nickelodeon NVP for Week 12. He received an iconic Nickelodeon blimp, a trophy and of course, some green slime.

Jacobs, who leads the NFL in rushing with 1,159 yards, wasn’t cleared to play until about 90 minutes before kickoff because of a calf injury.

He’s the first Raiders running back to claim the honor since Michael Bush in 2011.

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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