Raiders: 4 reasonable expectations against the Colts in Week 17

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Dec 26, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and tight end Foster Moreau (87) celebrate against the Denver Broncos in the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 17, and here are some reasonable expectations for them in the matchup.

The Las Vegas Raiders have only two remaining games as the 2021 season is coming to an end. An opponent in the Indianapolis Colts tomorrow will be a huge challenge, as the Colts are 9-6 and still in a battle to win their division.

With the recent news that virtually all of the Colts’ top players who were out due to COVID-19 will be returning in this contest, this news does not fare well for Las Vegas. The Raiders have struggled to play consistent football since the bye week, but have won their last two, making this a crucial game in the AFC Playoff picture.

With such an intimidating foe, it is no surprise that the Raiders are the underdog in this clash, but the Raiders still have plenty to play for, and a win or loss in this matchup will make or break the Raiders slim chances of reaching the playoffs.

Let’s take a look at four reasonable expectations in this key Week 17 matchup.

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