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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 31, Indianapolis Colts 24

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The Silver and Black recorded their first road victory of the season in Indy; here are the game notes presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 31, Colts 24

  • The Raiders defeated the Colts by a score of 31-24, moving to 2-2 on the season and 1-0 against AFC South opponents. 
  • Oakland improves their all-time regular season series record against the Colts to 9-7.
  • The win gives the Raiders a 43-36 (.544) combined all-time advantage against AFC South opponents.
  • The win marks the Raiders first win at Indianapolis since 2001, when then Silver and Black earned a 23-18 victory.

Starters – Offense
WR Tyrell Williams
LT Kolton Miller
LG Jordan Devey
C Rodney Hudsnon
RG Richie Incognito
RT Trent Brown
WR Trevor Davis
TE Darren Waller
QB Derek Carr
RB Josh Jacobs
FB Alec Ingold

Starters – Defense 
DE Clelin Ferrell
DT Johnathan Hankins
DT P.J. Hall
DE Josh Mauro
SLB Tahir Whitehead
MLB Vontaze Burfict
CB Lamarcus Joyner
CB Daryl Worley
CB Gareon Conley
S Erik Harris
S Karl Joseph

Raiders Themes

The Raiders offense recorded a season-high 188 yards rushing, outgaining the Colts 188 to 81 on the ground.

RB Josh Jacobs set the Raiders record for the most rushing yards (307) by a player in his first four career games, passing RB Darren McFadden’s 272 yards posted in 2008.

With seven receptions, TE Darren Waller tied Antonio Gates (33 in 2007) for the most receptions by a tight end in his team's first four games of a season in NFL history.

WR Tyrell Williams became the second Raider in franchise history to record at least one receiving touchdown in each of his first four weeks of the season, joining Mervyn Fernandez (1989).

Raiders Debuts

• WR Trevor Davis

o Davis recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a career long 60-yard run. Davis’ touchdown came on his first career carry with Oakland and marks the longest rushing play by a wide receiver in the NFL this season.

o The 60-yard touchdown run marks the longest by a Raider since RB Jalen Richard's 75-yarder in the 2016 season opener against New Orleans.

o Also marks the longest rushing touchdown by an Oakland wide receiver since WR Jacoby Ford recorded a 71-yarder against Denver in 2010.

o Davis finished with 74 rushing yards (37.0 avg.) on two carries with one touchdown.

Individual Highlights

• QB Derek Carr

o On the game’s opening drive, Carr orchestrated a 10-play, 75-yard scoring drive, culminating in an 18-yard receiving touchdown by TE Foster Moreau.

o On the Raiders’ third scoring drive, Carr orchestrated an 11-play, 76-yard drive lasting 6:09 that was capped by WR Tyrell Williams’ 19-yard touchdown reception.

o On the Raiders’ first possession of the second half, Carr orchestrated a 16-play, 82-yard drive lasting 9:12 that culminated with a 26-yard field goal by K Daniel Carlson to put Oakland ahead 24-10.

o Has 665 yards (221.7 per game), eight touchdowns against zero interceptions and a 120.8 passer rating in three career games against Indianapolis.

o Carr finished the day completing 21-of-31 attempts for 189 yards with two touchdowns for a passer rating of 105.4.

• S Erik Harris

o Harris intercepted a Jacoby Brissett pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown to give the Raiders a 31-17 lead with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter, marking the club’s first interception of the season.

o The last time the Raiders returned an interception for a score was Sept. 30, 2018, when CB Gareon Conley intercepted Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield for a 36-yard touchdown.

• RB Josh Jacobs

o Jacobs set the Raiders record for the most rushing yards (307) by a player in his first four career games, passing RB Darren McFadden’s 272 yards posted in 2008.

o Jacobs tallied over 100 scrimmage yards (108) for the second time this season, recording 113 in Week 1 versus the Broncos.

o Jacobs finished with game-high 79 rushing yards on 17 carries (4.65 avg.), adding 29 receiving yards on two receptions, including a career high 20-yard catch and run.

• TE Foster Moreau

o Moreau hauled in his first career touchdown on the Raiders opening drive, culminating a 10-play, 75-yard drive lasting 5:51. Moreau’s touchdown came on just his fifth reception of his career.

o Moreau finished with three receptions for 30 yards (10.0 avg.) with one touchdown.

• TE Darren Waller

o With four receptions in the first half, Waller become the fifth tight end in NFL history with 30-plus catches through the first four games of a season, joining Antonio Gates (33 – 2007), Jimmy Graham (32— 2014), Zach Ertz (31—2018), and Jordan Cameron (30 – 2013).

o Waller recorded at least five receptions in four consecutive contests for the first time in his career, while also becoming the first Raiders tight end in franchise history to record at least 50 receiving yards in each of his first four contests.

o Waller’s seven receptions tie WR Tim Brown for the most receptions (33) by a player in franchise history through the first four weeks of the season.

o Tied Antonio Gates (33 in 2007) for the most receptions by a tight end in his team's first four games of a season in NFL history.

o Waller’s 320 receiving yards ranks third franchise history through the first four weeks of the season.

o Continues to lead all tight ends in the NFL with 33 receptions this season, ranking second in the NFL behind Chargers WR Keenan Allen (34).

o His 320 receiving yards ranks second in the NFL and first in the AFC amongst tight ends.

o Waller led the Raiders in receptions for the fourth consecutive week with seven receptions for 53 yards.

• WR Tyrell Williams

o On a 19-yard TD reception in the second quarter, Williams became the second Raider in franchise history to record at least one receiving touchdown in each of the first four weeks of the season, joining Mervyn Fernandez (1989).

o Williams finished with three receptions for 36 yards (12.0 avg.) with one touchdown.

Additional Notes

• K Daniel Carlson converted on a 26-yard field goal and was true on all four extra points.

• P A.J. Cole punted five times for 253 yards (50.6 avg.) with a long of 59 yards, placing three punts inside the 20-yard line.

• DE Maxx Crosby recorded his first career forced fumble, which was recovered by S Karl Joseph deep in the Raiders territory late in the second quarter. Crosby added two passes defensed at the line in the contest.

• WR Keelan Doss recorded his first career reception, a 14-yard gain in the fourth quarter.

• LB Tahir Whitehead recorded a team-high eight tackles.

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