Josh Jacobs, running back for the Las Vegas Raiders, was praised Saturday for deciding to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 18, days after his father Marty Jacobs had heart surgery. 

The star running back, as per NFL reports, asked his father what he should do. The latter wanted Josh to play. The Las Vegas player booked a private jet and flew back for the game. He will start against Patrick Mahomes and co. 

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“This is incredible: Josh Jacobs’ 6-year-old son, Braxton, found his grandfather in pain Tuesday and called 911. Marty Jacobs had heart surgery Wednesday and remains hospitalized in intensive care. But he plans to watch Josh try to wrap up the NFL rushing title today,” Ian Rapport of tweeted. 

Jacobs did not practice this week while dealing with a family emergency. He has been cleared to play on Saturday against the Chiefs in the Raiders season finale. He spent the last few days in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his father.

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Jacobs leads the NFL in rushing with 1,608 yards. He leads Cleveland’s Nick Chubb by 160 yards and Tennessee’s Derrick Henry by 179 yards in the race to win the 2022 rushing crown.

However, it’s been a memorable season for Jacobs individually, the year will be one to forget for the Raiders. In Josh McDaniels’s first season as coach in Las Vegas, the team stumbled to a 6-10 record and is already eliminated from playoff contention going to Saturday’s game.

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On Saturday night, the Titans play against the Jaguars in their regular–season finale and the Browns wrapped up their season on Sunday against Steelers. The Raiders’ inactive for Saturday are quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver Chris Lacy, running back Brittain Brown, guard Netane Muti, linebacker Darien Butler (concussion), defensive tackle Matthew Butler and defensive end Tashawn Bower.