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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 33 Indianapolis Colts 25


Here are the post-game notes from the Oakland Raiders 33-25 win over the Indianapolis Colts, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 33, Colts 25

The Raiders defeated the Colts by a score of 33-25, and gave the Raiders a record of 12-3 for the first time since 2000, when the team advanced to the AFC Championship game after finishing the season 12-4.

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By beating the Colts, the Raiders ended a four-game skid against Indianapolis, with their previous win coming on Oct. 14, 2001.

The Silver and Black improved their all-time record against Indianapolis to 8-6 with today's victory.

The victory assures the Raiders will maintain possession of first place in the AFC West through Week 16, as the second-place Chiefs will play on Christmas day at home against the Broncos.

The victory improves Oakland's home record in 2016 to 6-2, a mark that ties the most home wins in a season since 2002.

Game Themes

RB DeAndré Washingtonscores two times and totaled over 100 yards in the victory.

The Raiders' defense pitched a scoreless first quarter for the seventh time this season.

Four different Raiders scored in the victory while the defense racked up three takeaways.

QB Derek Carr

On the opening play of the second quarter, QB Derek Carrcapped a 12-play, 54-yard drive by tossing his 26th touchdown pass of the year toWR Andre Holmes.The drive lasted 7:12 and resulted in the game's first points of the game.

Carr's second touchdown toss of the day, a 5-yard score to TE Clive Walford, came with 5:55 left to play in the opening half and polished off an eight-play, 79-yard drive lasting 3:59 that was highlighted by a 35-yard pass to WR Michael Crabtree.

Carr tossed his third touchdown in the first half, the second time doing so in his career, by finding RB Jalen Richard for a 4-yard score. The Raiders' third score of the day was the result of a 6-play, 80-yard drive and gave the Raiders a 19-7 lead at the half.

Carr passed Jeff Hostetler for seventh most passing yards in franchise history on his 4-yard toss to Richard, and also became just the second quarterback since 1950 to have two seasons with at least 350 completions through their first three years in the league.

Carr's passer rating of 122.6 marks the 13th time in his career and sixth time this season he has surpassed a passer rating of 100.0. With his sixth such game this season, Carr moves into a tie for third most in franchise history.

Carr left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury, and finished 20-of-30 for 228 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions (122.6 passer rating.)

WR Michael Crabtree

WR Michael Crabtree became the fourth Raider with multiple 80-catch seasons, joining Tim Brown, Jerry Rice and Todd Christensen with his third reception of the day, a 35-yard catch in the second quarter.

On that same catch, Crabtree reached 900 yards on the season to make him and WR Amari Cooper the first Raiders duo with 900 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons since Tim Brown and Jerry Rice in 2001-02.

Crabtree finished with seven receptions for 90 yards (12.9 avg.).

WR Andre Holmes

WR Andre Holmeshauled in a 1-yard pass from QB Derek Carr in the end zone to give the Raiders their first lead of the game on the first play in the second quarter.

His receiving touchdown ties Marcel Reece for the second most receiving touchdowns by an undrafted Raider with 12 while marking his his third of the season.

Holmes finished with three receptions for 33 yards (11.0 avg.) in addition to his touchdown.

**TE Clive Walford


On second-and-1 from the Colts' 5-yard line, TE Clive Walford hauled in his second reception of the day, this one in the end zone that gave the Raiders a seven-point lead over Indianapolis.

Walford's six career receiving touchdowns are the fourth most by a Raiders tight end in his first two seasons, behind Raymond Chester (14), Rickey Dudley (11) and Mychal Rivera (8).

Walford finished with finished with two receptions for 20 yards (10.0) in addition to his touchdown reception.

RB DeAndré Washington

On the Raiders' opening possession of the second half, RB DeAndré Washingtoncarried the load for the offense as he accounted for 41 yards en route to a 22-yard rushing touchdown, his first career score.

Following the Raiders' third takeaway of the game, Washington powered through the line for his second 22-yard touchdown to give the Raiders a 33-7 lead.

Washington is the first Raiders rookie to rush for two touchdowns in a game since Darren McFadden did so on Nov. 23, 2008.

Washington finished with 99 yards on 12 carries (8.3 avg.) while also hauling in one reception for 18 yards.

RB Jalen Richard

With 22 seconds left in the first half, QB Derek Carr found RB Jalen Richard for a 4-yard touchdown pass.

The touchdown marked Richard's second receiving touchdown of the season and third overall.

Richard rushed six times for 66 yards (11.0 avg.) and added three receptions for 13 yards (4.3 avg.).

S Nate Allen

On 1st-and-10 from the their own 43-yard line, Andrew Luck was pressured by DT Dan Williamsand delivered an errant pass into the waiting arms ofS Nate Allen,who returned it four yards to the Oakland 46-yard line..

Allen finished second on the team with seven tackles, one for a loss, in addition to his interception and pass defensed.

S Reggie Nelson

On 2nd-and-10 from Oakland's 29-yard line, Andrew Luck tossed his second interception of the day, as S Reggie Nelson brought down his fifth interception of the season in the end zone.

His seven takeaways lead the NFL this season amongst all safeties and are tied second most overall.

Nelson finished with three tackles in addition to his pass defensed and interception.

CB TJ Carrie

Following a second-half opening score,CB TJ Carrie found a loose ball forced by LB Malcolm Smith to earn his second takeaway of the season. The Raiders capitalized on the takeaway by scoring just three plays later.

Carrie finished with five tackles in addition to his fumble recovery.

LB Malcolm Smith

On the Colts opening drive of the second half, LB Malcolm Smith punched the ball out of Frank Gore's possession, marking his second forced fumble of the year.

Smith has now recorded a forced fumble in three straight seasons.

Smith finished as the team's leading tackler, making eight stops in addition to his forced fumble.

Other Notables

LB Daren Bates

During the Colts' second drive of the game, a fake field goal attempt was stuffed as Bates hit Pat McAfee short of the line to gain and caused a fumble in the process.

DE Mario Edwards Jr.

Made his first appearance of the season, serving as a rotational player on the defensive line.

DT Darius Latham

Made his first career start.

QB Matt McGloin

Replaced QB Derek Carr early in the fourth quarter after exiting with an injury.

Finished 2-of-3 for 29 yards, including a key 19-yard pass to WR Amari Cooper on third down to seal the game for the Silver and Black.

T Menelik Watson Made his fourth start of the year and first since Nov. 27 against the Panthers.

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