The Las Vegas Raiders performed flawlessly as they returned from the bye week

and defeated the inferior Houston Texans 38-20 at home on Sunday.

Nobody on the Raiders has ever done that.

The Raiders finally settled down and had a good balanced offence in the second half after going into halftime tied at 10-10

and Houston's terrible run defence had no answer for Jacobs.

Josh McDaniels' strategy must be to feed Jacobs and let him set the tone until further notice.

The Raiders' 1-4-1 record against Houston marked the beginning of a winning streak

Only one of Las Vegas's next five opponents, Seattle, who the Raiders play at the end of this stretch, has a winning record.

The other four opponents have combined records of 13-21-1

So, the Raiders' schedule is shaping up very well, with their first game coming up against the 2-5 New Orleans Saints the following week.