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!