The Oakland Raiders fell to 1-6 on the season with their loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Here are five takeaways from the loss.
The Oakland Raiders played their hearts out on Sunday, as they tried to win one for the home fans, but once again could not hang in for four quarters. Derek Carr and the offense kept the team in the game throughout, but the defense allowed 21 points in the fourth quarter, as the Raiders blew another second half lead.
For the Raiders, they have to put this one away, as they head to San Francisco to take on the 49ers on Thursday night football. Oakland, with the loss, fell to 1-6 on the season, but the 49ers are 1-7 in 2018, and will be without Jimmy Garoppolo under center, as he blew out his knee a few weeks back.
It has been a crazy first season back for Jon Gruden in Oakland, as he has now traded away Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, and is obviously building for the future. The loss to the Colts was a tough one, as the Raiders looked good in so many facets of the game, but still put another notch in the loss column.
Here are five takeaways from Sunday’s loss.