Raiders pull out 23-20 win in Indianapolis

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The Raiders came into Sunday with a chance to make the playoffs if they won their final two games of the year and they leave Sunday halfway toward that goal.

Derek Carr hit Hunter Renfrow on a pass that was initially ruled a touchdown on the field with 42 seconds left, but replays showed that he was touched by Colts corner Kenny Moore on his way down at the 24-yard-line. The Raiders lost the six points, but they got a chance to run the clock down to two seconds before a Daniel Carlson field goal try.

Carlson nailed the field goal and the Raiders got a 23-20 win over the Colts. That moves them to 9-7 with a season-closing home game against the Chargers on tap in Week 18.

The Colts tied the score at 20-20 on a Michael Badgley field goal with 1:56 left to play and Carr completed three straight passes to get the ball to midfield before the pass to Renfrow that set up the winner. Renfrow finished the day with seven catches for 76 yards and a touchdown and Zay Jones added eight catches for 120 yards to go over the 100-yard mark in a game for the first time in his career.

Josh Jacobs played through an early rib injury and had 16 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown and Carr was 24-of-31 for 255 yards and two interceptions to go with the scoring pass to Renfrow.

The Colts trailed 13-3 at one point in the first half, but wound up going up 17-13 on a pass from Carson Wentz that bounced off three players before finding its way into T.Y. Hilton‘s hands early in the third quarter. They punted on their next two possessions and the Raiders were able to move back into the lead as a result of their offensive slowdown.

Indianapolis would have clinched a playoff berth with a win and will now try to win in Jacksonville next weekend with the playoffs still on the line. They’ll get a full week of practice for Wentz after he missed this week following a positive COVID-19 test and that should help them come up with a sharper performance.

10 responses to “Raiders pull out 23-20 win in Indianapolis

  1. Oh, man. I was biting my nails until the very end. Our defense came up huge, and Carr and the offense overcame those two ugly turnovers to make some big plays. Now, only the Chargers stand in our way. Go Raiders!

  2. Great team win for my boys. Refs did a good job staying outta this game for once, only complaint is the Hobbs PI but overall they were really diligent and fair on their calls both ways today, solid crew. While i dont like the rule that took away the TD at end i feel like there should be some common sense applied to that situation it still benefitted us so its whatever.

  3. Coach Madden in Spirit WILLED the conservative trust-the-special-teams Bisaccia to JUST WIN BABY and go for the WIN! That 4th & 2 at the 11 yard-line was a poetic tribue to the SB 11 winner. Glad for the Raidaas to never quit on such a chaotic season. Carr the Starr and his new all-pro target Renfroe are special: PLEASE win the Super Bowl when my Cardinals get knocked out of the playoffs!

  4. The defense doing it big for a few weeks now. Renfrow coming up big as usual, Zay having a career day. Winning games the old Raiders would otherwise lose. This is a different team, staring adversity in the face and getting it done. Win and we’re in!

  5. Raiders

    Always exciting finishes.

    Ghost to the post? Not this time. It was the fingered cleat, which kept Indy from “touching” the ball again.

    Just win baby.

    AL. JM.
    Love the heart!!!!

    Keep it up!!!!

  6. It would be hard for any coaching candidate for the Raiders’ job to have a better resume than what Rich Bisaccia has put together the last few weeks.

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