Raiders vs. Chiefs: Michael Bush's Strong Performance Overlooked in Loss to Chiefs

Oakland Raiders running back Michael Bush had an impressive game in relief of Darren McFadden that went largely unnoticed in the blowout. When Darren McFadden went down with a sprained foot early in the first quarter, there was understandable concern. However, despite losing one of the NFL's best running backs early in the first quarter, the Raiders still ran the ball on the Chiefs, it was just hard to notice among the shower of picks.

It happened somewhat quietly, but Michael Bush actually put up more yards and a higher average against the Chiefs than McFadden did against the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. Bush finished Sunday's game with 99 yards on 17 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry.

Normally, when a running back is running as well as Bush was on Sunday, a coach will likely try and get them 25-30 touches. Had the Raiders not been playing from behind and throwing picks every third pass, Oakland likely could have simply gotten on the back of Michael Bush and rode him to a win.

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