The Las Vegas Raiders look to get back into the win column in Week 10 against Indianapolis, and here are some Colts to worry about.
In Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season, the Las Vegas Raiders will battle it out against the Indianapolis Colts in a matchup of two teams having nightmare seasons. The Raiders cannot find ways to close out games, losing three matchups this season in which they were up 17-0, and the Colts have Jeff Saturday as their head coach.
Let that sink in.
For the Raiders, this will be the only November home game they have inside Allegiant Stadium, so they have to make sure they take advantage of the home crowd. A loss to the Colts in this one would be one of the worst losses we have seen from the Silver and Black in years, especially with all the issues going on with Indianapolis this season.
Las Vegas Raiders vs Indianapolis 2022 Week 10: Colts to Worry About
The Colts have been without their star running back for a few weeks now, and that has had a major impact on their offense. This weekend, all signs point to Jonathan Taylor being back in action for Indianapolis, so he has to be priority No. 1 for the defense in this one.
Las Vegas has been roasted in recent weeks on the ground, and Taylor may be the best running back they will see all season long. If he is healthy on Sunday, you can expect a heavy dose of him against a porous Raiders defense.
Yannick Ngakoue and Kwity Paye
The Las Vegas offensive line has had issues all season long, and in this one, they take on a dynamic pass rush dup in Kwity Paye and Yannick Ngakoue. Both men can get after the quarterback at any time, and the Raiders’ offensive tackles have really struggled in recent weeks.
Ngakoue will also be looking to get some payback on Sunday, as Las Vegas traded him away this offseason after one season with the franchise. If Paye and Ngakoue have their way on Sunday, this could be a long game for Derek Carr.
Michael Pittman Jr.
The Raiders’ defense will have a new look in the secondary this weekend, as the team released former first-round safety, Johnathan Abram earlier this week. The key to stopping Sam Ehlinger and this passing attack will be stopping Michael Pittman Jr., a playmaker who can take the lid off the defense at any time.
The Las Vegas Raiders play host to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 10. These are the x-factors for the Silver and Black to come away with a win.
The Colts have one of the worst scoring offenses in the NFL, so if they can get it going against Las Vegas, it will be another ringing indictment against Patrick Graham and his staff. Pittman is someone that has to be accounted for at all times, and his former teammate, Rock Ya-Sin, should be up for the challenge.