Through the first eight-plus games of the season, Hunter Renfrow has been about as reliable as it gets for the Las Vegas Raiders.
The former Clemson standout entered Sunday night’s game against the division-rival Kansas City Chiefs at Allegient having caught 45 passes for 448 yards while hauling in 75% of his targets from Derek Carr.
Renfrow continued that excellence when the Raiders needed it the most Sunday night. Down 7-0 in the second quarter, he caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Carr to tie the game up.
Following the release of Henry Ruggs and with DeSean Jackson still trying to get his footing in Vegas, consistency on the part of Hunter Renfrow and the Raiders’ holdovers is going to be important. That includes sophomore Bryan Edwards, who caught a 27-yard pass earlier in the first half.
Vegas finds itself at 5-3 following last week’s ugly road loss to the New York Giants. It needs to win here in order to maintain its standing in first place in the AFC West after both the Chargers and Broncos lost earlier in the day.