The Oakland Raiders head to the Midwest for the second consecutive week to face the AFC South's Indianapolis Colts in the midst of their 49-day stretch away from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Dating back to 1991, each club has tallied a four-game winning streak in the series, with the two teams splitting the last two contests in Oakland. This marks the first time the Raiders have played in Indianapolis since 2013, with the Silver and Black owning a 4-2 record as the away team in the all-time series. With the Raiders leading the regular season series 8-7, the 16th matchup between the two organizations will commence at 10:00 a.m. PT this Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
|Date:||Sunday, September 29, 2019|
|Kickoff:||10:00 a.m. PDT|
|Site:||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Regular Season:||Raiders lead, 8-7|
|Postseason:||Series tied, 1-1|
The Raiders lost to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3 by a score of 14-34. The team closed the gap to 14 with an opportunity to cut the lead to single digits going into the halftime break, but fell short in doing so and could not muster the comeback in the second half of play. Notable highlights in the contest included a breakout performance from TE Darren Waller, who once again led the team in receiving yards and receptions. Waller posted a career-high 13 catches for 134 yards on the day, tied for the second-most receptions in franchise history.
Both his receptions and receiving yards in Week 3 rank first among tight ends in a single game in 2019. Waller's 26 receptions this season rank second in the NFL and stand as the most receptions by a Raider through the first three weeks of a season in club history.
WR Tyrell Williams chipped in with a late fourth-quarter receiving TD from QB Derek Carr. Williams became the third player in franchise history to record a receiving score in each of the first three games of a season, joining Mervyn Fernandez (1989) and Art Powell (1963). Carr earned his 25th career game with a passer rating of at least 100, tying Daryle Lamonica for the second-most such games in franchise history.
|Broadcast Information (Television)|
|Color Analyst:||Rich Gannon|
Here are some notable connections between the two teams:
• Raiders G/T Denzelle Good was drafted by the Colts in the seventh round of the 2015 NFL Draft, appearing in 26 games with 20 starts.
• Raiders WR Ryan Grant played in 14 games with the Colts in 2018, totaling 35 receptions for 334 yards with one touchdown.
• Raiders DT Johnathan Hankins spent the 2017 season with the Colts, starting 15 games and totaling 44 tackles (24 solo), two sacks and three passes defensed.
• Raiders quality control-offense coach Tim Berbenich spent five seasons (2013-17) with the Colts, serving as an offensive assistant from 2013-14 and the offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach from 2016-17.
• Raiders offensive line coach Tom Cable played one season with the Colts in 1987 before beginning his coaching career.
• Raiders director of football research Dave Razzano spent six seasons (2012-17) as a Senior National Scout with the Colts.
• Colts DT/DE Denico Autry signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent and spent four seasons with Oakland from 2014-17, playing in 56 games and totaling 98 tackles with 10.5 sacks.
• Colts DT/DE Jihad Ward was selected by the Raiders in the second round (44th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
• Colts running backs coach Tom Rathman served in the same role with Oakland from 2007-08 and spent one season playing fullback for the Raiders in 1994.
• Colts senior football strategy analyst/game management George Li worked in various roles with the Raiders from 2011-17, most recently working as the team's director of coaching analytics.
|Broadcast Information (Radio)|
|Raiders Radio Network|
|Color Analyst:||Lincoln Kennedy|
The Colts enter Week 4 on a two-game winning streak following a 27-24 victory at home over the Atlanta Falcons. After the contest with the Silver and Black, the Colts will again face an AFC West opponent when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to square off with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders will make the trip across the pond to battle the Chicago Bears in Week 5 for the NFL's first ever matchup in the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.