The Las Vegas Raiders kept their playoff hopes alive in Week 17, and here are three things we learned from the win over the Indianapolis Colts.
With their playoff lives on the line, the Las Vegas Raiders got another comeback victory from quarterback Derek Carr, topping the Indianapolis Colts on the road. For Carr, the comeback was the 29th of his career and kept the Raiders in control of their own destiny heading into their Week 18 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Here, we look at three things we learned from the win against Indianapolis.
Las Vegas Raiders at Indianapolis Colts: 3 things we learned
Defensive playing at a high level down the stretch
The Raiders have struggled on the offensive side of the ball in the past few games, and have not scored more than the 23 points they scored on Sunday since Thanksgiving Day. Thankfully, the defense has stepped up in a big way since the Kansas City loss, and have allowed 20 or fewer points in each of the last three games.
On Sunday, Colts star running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for over 100 yards, but it was a quiet 100-plus game and did not really hurt the Raiders’ defense. The secondary was able to silence Carson Wentz, allowing only a touchdown on a ball that should have been intercepted, and in the end, they got enough stops to win an improbable game on the road.