Las Vegas Raiders X-Factors against the Colts in 2022 Week 10
Stick to what’s working
Last week it was clear that the Jaguars’ secondary had absolutely no answer for Davante Adams, who totaled 146 receiving yards and two touchdowns in just the first half alone. It was noted that McDaniels had scripted plays with Adams as the first read, and Derek Carr was having a day in finding his number-one target.
And then in the second half, the Raiders strayed away from what was working and opted toward the run game. The end result: being shutout in the final two quarters, with Adams finishing with just one reception for zero yards.
It was clear that Jacksonville was adjusting to what plagued them in the first half, but the Raiders can’t afford to completely abandon what was working for them in the first place. The “tale of two halves” has plagued the Silver and Black all season, but the phrase “don’t fix what isn’t broken” rings true as well.
McDaniels must keep a balanced offense, but straying away completely from a clear advantage only sets the Raiders back.