Power Rankings: Raiders pick up a big win on the road prior to London trip

The Oakland Raiders picked up a big win in Week 4, defeating the Indianapolis Colts on the road.

In the first half, the Silver and Black jumped out to a big lead and while the Colts tried to make a comeback, safety Erik Harris intercepted Jacoby Brissett and took it to the house, icing the game.

Given the Raiders’ superb victory; let’s see if they moved up in the latest edition of the Power Rankings.

Current Ranking: 24

Previous Ranking: 25

Analysis:

The Raiders' offense emerged from a prolonged slumber, surprising more than the Colts in a 31-24 win at Lucas Oil Stadium. Oakland managed just two scoring drives in its previous 18 possessions, but Derek Carr led the offense on three touchdown drives in the Raiders' first four possessions on Sunday, building a lead the team never relinquished. The offense made progress, but the real hero of the day was safety Erik Harris, a CFL castoff who clinched the win with a 30-yard pick-six with 2:09 to play. All wins are beautiful things, but this victory was especially important for the Raiders, now 2-2 and in the midst of a 47-day run of game action away from Oakland.

Current Ranking: 24

Previous Ranking: 24

Current Ranking: 23

Previous Ranking: 25

Current Ranking: 25

Previous Ranking: 29

Analysis:

The Oakland Raiders are not an easy team to get a read on this year.

After looking impressive in a Week 1 win over the Denver Broncos, the Raiders were outscored 62-24 in blowout losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings—losses that dropped the Raiders close to the bottom of these power rankings.

However, Oakland didn't look the part of a tomato can Sunday in Indianapolis. Quarterback Derek Carr led the Raiders to touchdowns on three of their first four possessions, they piled up almost 190 yards on the ground, and a late pick-six sealed the team's second win of the season.

Current Ranking: 17

Previous Ranking: 21

Analysis:

Winning on the road at Indianapolis was impressive. Now comes a long trip to London to play the Bears.

Take a look at the top photos from the Raiders' matchup against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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