“Barbecued chicken, no doubt,” Allen stated in a Thursday news conference whereas describing how he deliberate to prepare dinner Las Vegas, guaranteeing a formidable efficiency in Sunday’s matchup.
Hobbs, who’s coming back from injured reserve, demonstrated he can stop Allen from devouring the Raiders’ secondary.
The 23-year-old cornerback, drafted out of Illinois, was a fifth-round steal. He made Pro Football Focus’ All-Rookie team and have become the location’s highest-graded rookie cornerback (79.1) whereas recording 74 tackles, fourth on the Raiders, and just one landing in go protection.
Hobbs had a good higher begin this yr, recording 36 complete tackles, a sack, a compelled fumble and an interception in his first 5 video games earlier than breaking his left hand in opposition to the Chiefs in Week 5.
The Raiders go protection suffered throughout his absence, falling to 26th within the NFL. Last season it ranked simply exterior the league’s prime 10 at 13th when Hobbs began 9 video games.
Inserting him again into the lineup improves the defensive depth and offers the Raiders somebody who can blanket Allen.
Per the Los Angeles Times, the Raiders play man-to-man go protection on the ninth-highest price within the NFL. So, it is doubtless Hobbs and Allen will sq. off on a couple of event.