The Raiders won at home on Christmas Eve — but received the worst holiday news, in the form of a broken fibula by quarterback Derek Carr.
“There’s a lot of love for him. He’ll heal, and he’ll be ready to rejoin us at some point.”
“It’s more involved when it’s your quarterback.” Got to “carry on, put the next guy in.”
Mario Edwards sighting
Nate Allen pick, Dexter McDonald blown coverage in the red zone, Dante Moncrief uncovered on a 24-yarder from Luck. Allen also a burned on a 45-yarder in the first quarter.
Carr inaccurate on first couple drives
Carr under center in red zone, much more effective, easy TD to Andre Holmes to begin the second quarter.
Raiders have a way about drawing PI in the red zone, welcoming many second chances
Seabass missed PAT in second quarter
Jalen Richard a solid early-down backfield option. Nonstop motor, good vision for even tiniest holes
But … Reggie Nelson with excellent positioning on that pick, crucial stop to an otherwise surgical and effective Colts offense
With 1:13 on the clock in the second quarter, Raiders drove down the field with zero resistance, capped off by a Carr to Richard, four-yard TD score.
Raiders confidence in its ground game bodes well going into the playoffs. Andre Washington and Jalen Richard, both smaller backs, dominated. Wash with two untouched 20-plus-yard TD runs in the third quarter, Richard single-handedly drove down the field in the second quarter.