Raiders vs Colts 2022 Week 10: Game preview and prediction

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 18: Maxx Crosby #98 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates with his teammate Chandler Jones #55 after sacking Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at Allegiant Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 18: Maxx Crosby #98 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates with his teammate Chandler Jones #55 after sacking Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at Allegiant Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /
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INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JANUARY 02: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raider runs the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JANUARY 02: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raider runs the ball during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2022, in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Raiders vs Colts 2022 Week 10: Game preview and prediction

Game Preview

In a matchup of two teams that are certainly headed in the wrong direction, the run game should play a huge factor in deciding the outcome of this game. The Raiders and Colts both have stellar running backs in Jonathan Taylor and Josh Jacobs, and in the end, it could be which team runs the ball better is the one who comes out on top.

Quarterback Derek Carr had a strong first half against Jacksonville last weekend, throwing for two touchdowns, but he struggled in the second half to get anything going. His counterpart in Week 10, Sam Ehlinger, is nowhere close to the player Carr is, but we have seen No. 4 play down to his competition in the past.

While the run game will be a factor, this game will be decided by which defense steps up in Week 10, as both teams have struggled on that side of the ball this season. Las Vegas has been atrocious on defense in recent weeks, and while Ehlinger is only a second-year quarterback, he has weapons that can beat this defense, including Taylor, Paris Campbell, and Michael Pittman Jr.