Run defense once again a problem for Raiders



ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — It doesn’t take a master tactician to figure out how to attack the Oakland Raiders defense.

With the Raiders allowing an NFL-worst 5.9 yards per carry one quarter of the way through the season, Oakland coach Hue Jackson knows exactly what he’d do if he got the chance to call plays against his own defense. He says he’d run the ball until the defense figured out a way to stop it.

The Raiders (2-2) have not been able to do that very well after a strong start to the season in Denver, ranking fourth worst in the league in run defense at 136 yards per game. Now the Raiders get to face last year’s leading rusher in the NFL when they visit Arian Foster and the Houston Texans on Sunday.