Climbing back into first place hasn’t solved the Colts’ injury problems.
Wide receiver Austin Collie’s status for the rest of the season is up in the air, and the team is dangerously thin at safety again. Safeties Mike Newton (neck) Al Afalava (ankle) were both hurt on the same kickoff on Sunday against the Jaguars.
The team played the second half with only two safeties. The team has already lost six safeties for the season and will likely some one or two more this week.
The Colts’ rush defense is coming off their most impressive performance of the year, holding the Jaguars to 67 rushing yards on 23 attempts. They will have to be even better this week in Oakland.
The Raiders are in the top two in the league in rushing yards, average per-carry, and touchdowns.