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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 28 Indianapolis Colts 42

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Raiders 28, Colts 42

  • The Raiders fell to the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 28-42, bringing their record to 1-6.
  • The Raiders drop to 8-7 in the all-time regular season series against the Colts.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
LT Kolton Miller
LG Jon Feliciano
C Rodney Hudson
LG Gabe Jackson
LT Brandon Parker
TE Lee Smith
WR Brandon LaFell
QB Derek Carr
RB Doug Martin
FB Keith Smith

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker
DT Maurice Hurst
DT Johnathan Hankins
DE Arden Key
CB Leon Hall
LB Marquel Lee
LB Tahir Whitehead
CB Daryl Worley
CB Gareon Conley
S Marcus Gilchrist
S Erik Harris

Game Themes

  • The Raiders offensive line kept QB Derek Carr upright as they didn’t surrender a sack in the game for the for the first time this season.
  • Carr recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career on a 1-yard run early in the third quarter.
  • Carr earned a completion percentage of 75.0, his fifth game this season with a completion percentage of 70.0 or better.
  • Carr recorded his 20th career game with a passer rating of 100.0 or better (136.6), tying him with Jeff Hostetler for the fifth-most in franchise history.
  • Cook surpassed 5,000 career receiving yards on his 25-yard touchdown reception, making him just the eighth active tight end to accomplish the feat.

Individual Highlights

QB Derek Carr

  • Early in the second quarter, Carr connected with WR Seth Roberts for a 31-yard pass for the Raiders first touchdown of the game.
  • Carr found TE Jared Cook on a 25-yard touchdown, giving the Raiders a 14-10 lead with 6:13 remaining in the first half.
  • Carr recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career on 1-yard run early in the third quarter, culminating an eight-play, 75-yard drive lasting 5:11 to extend the Raiders lead to 21-13.
  • Late in the third quarter, Carr connected with WR Brandon LaFell on a 6-yard touchdown for his third passing score of the day, marking the 16th time in his career he’s recorded at least three scores.
  • Carr ended the day with a 136.6 passer rating, marking his 20th career game with a passer rating of 100.0 or better, tying him with Jeff Hostetler for the fifth-most in franchise history.

Carr completed 21-of-28 attempts for 244 yards, earning a completion percentage of 75.0. Carr has now recorded a completion percentage of 70.0 or better in five games this season and ranks second in the league with a 72.0 completion percentage this season.

TE Jared Cook

  • With a 25-yard touchdown, Cook gave the Raiders their first lead of the contest with 6:20 left in the second quarter. The score was the culmination of a 7-play, 79-yard drive lasting 4:28.
  • Cook surpassed 5,000 career receiving yards on the touchdown reception, making him just the eighth active tight end to accomplish the feat.
  • Cook has now recorded three touchdowns this year, marking the most in a season since 2014.
  • Cook finished the game with four receptions for 74 yards and now ranks fourth in the league among tight ends with 474 receiving yards.

WR Brandon LaFell

  • Earning the start against the Colts, LaFell hauled in a 6-yard touchdown with 1:01 remaining in the third quarter to give the Raiders a 28-21 lead. The touchdown catch capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 6:38.
  • LaFell finished the day with three catches for 39 yards in addition to his first score as a Raider.

WR Seth Roberts

  • Early in the second quarter, Roberts hauled in a 31-yard touchdown to put the Raiders on the board. The touchdown was the culmination of a 6-play, 75-yard drive lasting 3:04.
  • The score marks the 13th of Roberts career, giving him sole possession of the second-most touchdowns by an undrafted free agent in franchise history.
  • Roberts ended the day with 42 yards on two receptions.

Raiders Debut

K Daniel Carlson

  • In his Raiders debut, Carlson was true on all four extra point attempts.

Additional Notes

  • RB Doug Martin earned the start and finished with 72 yards on 13 attempts (5.5 avg.) and added two receptions for 17 yards.
  • RB Jalen Richard recorded a game-high eight receptions for 50 yards (6.3 avg.), also adding two rushes for 14 yards.

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