Raiders Comeback Falls Short: Lose 21-17 to Colts

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Good game, just not good enough. I do think the Raiders showed the NFL today they are not the worst team in the NFL by any means, in fact, they are one of the NFLs rising young talents. This young Raider football team are many chances to put this Colt team away and did not do it, they had a chance to win and Terrelle Pryor threw a costly interception. But I cannot blame Pryor for this loss. Terrelle Pryor carried this football team on his back, had Matt Flynn had started the Raiders might not of scored three points.

Terrelle Pryor had the Colts defense looking scared all game long. Pryor ran for a total of 112 yards on only 13 rushing attempts, breaking Rich Gannons team record. Through the air Pryor was 19 of 29 for 217, 1 TD and 2 INT. This Raider offense is clearly lacking a number one wide out. If there was one on this team it would have to be Rod Streater who had a solid game with 5 catches for 70 yards. Denarius Moore is the Raiders number one receiver and caught 5 balls for only 43 yards and did score a TD as well. Darren McFadden scored a touchdown on the ground but only ran for 48 yards on 17 carries on the day but that should improve as the Raider offensive line gets healthy.

What I was also impressed with was Jason Tarver and his defense. The Raiders who the NFL stated have the worst defensive line in football sacked Andrew Luck 4 times. Jason Tarver seems to have a strong command on this defense and has this unit headed in the right direction. I cannot wait to see this crew grow as the season goes forward.

In conclusion, the Raiders did some good things today, but at the end of the day we lost and are 0-1. We have the Jacksonville Jaguars next week at home and the Jaguars are CLEARLY, the worst team in the NFL. If the Raiders cannot win against the Jaguars, and I think they will win, you may start to talk about a 0-16 season. What did you think of the Raiders efforts today and how did you think Terrelle Pryor performed? Do you think he will have a even better week next week? Comment Below!

 


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2 Responses to “Raiders Comeback Falls Short: Lose 21-17 to Colts”

  1. Chris says:

    There is no way on this planet in this realm or any other paradox world out there where there is a possibility that the Jaguars beat the Raiders this next week. I think the Raiders will win by 38 to 7 if the Jaguars are lucky enough to get a touchdown even. Terrel Pryor is the leagues leading rusher right now, eat that Adrian Peterson.

  2. John LoRe, PhD says:

    First, kudos for the coaching staff. The game plan was the best I have seen in a decade. Talk about game planning toward our strength and to minimize our weaknesses. Wowie! Thought they should have had TP2 run the ball with 0:52 on the clock, but he did get them that far with a pass. TP2 is not a pocket passer, though. We got screwed by the refs, as is predictable, as soon as we took the lead. Bullshit personal foul (committed allegedly before DHB made yet another move toward forward progress*; and Luck’s 19 yd run made possible by the most obvious hold (on Hayden) in 2013. Just F*@#ing sayin’…. Defense made adjustments. Yes, adjustments… We still can’t seem to get DMc or Ford OR DMoore into position to make big plays. If we can figure this out, we may win some games. Heat check: Indies D isn’t that good. We will see how close to the bottom of the pack we really are vs. Jax next weekend.

    There is much we will learn and take away from this loss. I am very pleased with the start our boys made!

    *Did you see the play on MNF when the Eagles player hit the ball carrier in pretty much the exact same position? The ball carrier fumbled, it was recovered and run in for a touchdown. The question of a hit on a “defenseless” player was not even mentioned, or considered, because the player was not down. WHEN will this bias toward the Raiders end?

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