Sitting just 9 yards short of 1,000 this season, Phillip Lindsay will be eager to surpass that milestone and more against the Raiders. The record for rushing yards by an undrafted rookie is 1,104 yards, and that’s within striking distance, too.
“It’s an accolade that we all get to cherish,” Lindsay said Wednesday. “Going over 1,000 yards and possibly breaking the record for [an undrafted rookie], it’s just a milestone that the offensive line deserves because they’ve been working.”
One of the players standing in Lindsay’s way could be weakside linebacker Tahir Whitehead, who leads the Raiders in tackles by a wide margin. His 108 combined tackles rank tied for 12th in the NFL and are 44 ahead of the next-closest Raider, Marquel Lee. Whitehead is an athletic, sideline-to-sideline linebacker, but Lindsay’s speed might just be enough to allow him to rip off a few big runs Monday night.