Raiders Fall In Final Minute to Colts 25-20

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Nov 13, 2022 (AP News photo)

Raiders Fall In Final Minute to Colts 25-20

By Barbara Mason

Last Sunday Nov 6th the Las Vegas Raiders (2-7) lost to the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20. Quarterback Derek Carr threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns, enough to win most games. Las Vegas only managed 73 rushing yards and the fumble at the end of the game sealed the loss for the Raiders.

Sun Nov 13th the Raiders took on Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1) and fell on the last play of the game 25-20. The Colts scored the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter. A rush by quarterback Matt Ryan up the middle for one yard gave the Colts the early lead 7-0.

In the early minutes of the second quarter Chase McLaughlin kicked a 48 Yd. field goal extending the Indianapolis lead 10-0. Through the first two quarters the Raiders offense was stagnant. In the final minute, at 0:58 Las Vegas showed some life. Quarterback Derek Carr completed a 4 Yd pass to Foster Moreau and a touchdown. The Raiders trailed at the half 13-7 but had finally gotten up on the scoreboard. The Colts had won the coin toss and elected to start the second half.

The Raiders put together an excellent drive late in the third quarter. On a 2nd and 20 Carr found Foster Moreau for 18 yards driving down to the Indianapolis 17 yard line. Moreau was injured during that play and his return was questionable. Three plays later Las Vegas scored when Josh Jacobs rushed for one yard tying up the game at 13. Daniel Carlson kick the extra point giving the Raiders their first lead of the game 14-13.

With less than two minutes left in the third quarter, the Colts put together a successful drive culminating in a Jonathan Taylor touchdown. The attempted two-point conversion failed. Indianapolis took a 19-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Raiders scored in the early minutes of the fourth quarter when Derek Carr found Devante Adams in the end zone for 48 yards and the Raiders third touchdown of the day. Las Vegas would attempt a two-point conversion that failed. The Raiders now had a 20-19 lead with 11:36 left in the game.

To this point Matt Ryan had not thrown for a single touchdown. Derek Carr on the other hand had thrown two touchdowns.

The Colts would take back the lead with 5:07 left on the clock 25-20. This was Matt Ryan’s second rushing touchdown of the game. At the two minute warning the Raiders were in Colt territory 1st and 10 at the 49 Yd. line. Las Vegas drove deep into Colt territory and with 55 seconds on the clock had a 4th and seven. It all came down to one final play for the Raiders. An attempted pass from Carr to Adams failed and Indianapolis came away with the win 25-20. Las Vegas had fallen to a dismal 2-7.

The Raiders waited far too long to get this game going. They had a terrible first half and came on strong in the second half but had to play from behind for much of the second half. It was just too little too late.

They had every opportunity to close out this game in the final minute but could not get any offense going. Carr finished with 248 yards passing with two touchdowns, Josh Jacobs had 78 rushing yards and one touchdown, Devante Adams finished with 126 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Next week the Raiders take on the Broncos in Denver a very tough stadium to manage. The atmosphere alone makes winning a challenge. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 PM PT.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders suffer third straight loss in 25-20 defeat to Colts at Allegiant

Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Jayon Brown (50) recovers a fumble by Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Keke Coutee (15) in the first half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Nov 13, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 Las Vegas Raiders (2-7) have dropped five of the last seven games and have now lost three straight games.

#2 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw a pass to wide receiver Adam Devante with 47 seconds left in the game but it was incomplete and the Raiders fell a score short with a 25-20 to the Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1)

#3 With the loss Sunday is the Raiders sixth straight loss by a touchdown or less.

#4 Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels made no excuses after the game saying the blame starts with him.

#5 The Raiders head to Denver next Sunday Nov 20th. The Broncos (3-6) have lost three of their five games and lost to the Raiders in their last meeting back on Sun Oct 2, 32-23.

Join Rich for the Raiders podcasts following all Raider home and away games at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Aves Nichuskin out for a month ankle surgery; Bruins cut Miller over racist bullying; plus much more

The Colorado Avalanche right wing Valeri Nichuskin (pitcured) will on the IL for a month due to having ankle surgery. Nichuskin’s teammates defensemen Bowen Byram and Samuel Girard also will be out with lower body injuries.(nhl.com photo)

On Headline Sports with Jessica:

#1 The Colorado Avalanche’s right winger Valeri Nichuskin will be out for a month after having ankle surgery. Nichuskin has sat out four games since he last played against the New York Rangers on Oct 25th. Also the Aves defensemen Bowen Byram and Samuel Girard both have lower body injuries during back to back games in Finland against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

#2 The Boston Bruins cut Mitchell Miller this week after finding out more information about Miller’s past. When Miller was 14 years old Miller called Isaiah Meyer-Crothers a black classmate the N word, gave him candy after wiping it inside a urinal. Mitchell hit Crothers and bullied him. Bruins team president Cam Neely apologized to the Meyer-Crothers family saying he was sorry this signing made you feel unseen and unheard.

#3 Indianapolis Colts assistant quarterbacks coach Parks Frazier will help with the offensive play calling as named this week by Colts head coach Jeff Saturday. Colts owner Robert Irsay fired former head coach Frank Reich naming Saturday as head coach and Frazier has never play called the offense in an NFL game before. They will be working their first game together against the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday in Allegiant Stadium.

#4 The Indianapolis Colts became another NFL team that did not hire a minority coach. Saturday said of his hiring “you’ve got to earn your place here” Saturday has no NFL coaching experience compared to many minority head coaches who would have liked the opportunity to coach the Colts.

#5 Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant and a longtime Washington Commanders fan said that he wants in on the team’s ownership. As the Commanders owner Dan Snyder has put the team up for sale amongst the scandals that involved the team. Durant says in a perfect world he would like to be involved with the team. Durant said he heard that Amazon owner Jeff Bezos and Jay Z might also join the partnership.

Join Jessica Kwong for Headline Sports podcasts every other Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Los Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Is Josh McDaniels losing the team; Question on the Raiders focus in letting games get away

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Tyson Campbell (32) gets a hand on the football to break up an intended pass for the Las Vegas Raiders Devante Adams (17) on Sun Nov 6, 2022 in Jacksonville (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 With the Las Vegas Raiders latest loss dropping them to 3-6 they’re playoff hopes looked dashed short of a miracle.

#2 One of the reasons why the Raiders playoff hopes look dimmer and dimmer is just the amount of blown plays and mistake they have made particularly in in their last two road games in New Orleans and Jacksonville.

#3 During training camp first year head coach Josh McDaniels tried to explain to his players the ways of how not to lose. It might be possible that the players forgot that early lesson McDaniels tried to lay down.

#4 The Raiders wide receiver Devante Adams said the Raiders strayed away from what worked earlier in game but the Raiders just couldn’t get any offense going in the second half and quarterback Derek Carr saying serious internal discussions needed to take place.

#5 Those serious discussions that Carr was talking about has to take place and get solved soon enough as the Raiders prepare for Indianapolis Colts for this Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The Colts have lost three in a row the Raiders hope to push to extend that losing streak this Sunday.

Rich Perez is filling in for Tony Renteria for this Tuesday’s Raiders podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders have lost four of their last six games

Davante Adams (17) of the Las Vegas Raiders scores one of his two touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half in Jacksonville on Sun Nov 6, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (2-6) lost their fourth out of their last six games and their most recent loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) by a touchdown 27-20 in Jacksonville.

#2 The Jaguars down 17-0 to the Raiders came back with a strong second half with a 17-0 second half. The Raiders in the second half were shutout in the third and fourth quarters.

#3 Davante Adams started out the game with two touchdowns and 146 yards through the first two quarters while the Jaguars Tyson Campbell had difficulty covering Adams.

#4 For the Raiders second half scoring was non existent and the Jaguars Travis Etienne ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns which was all the scoring the Jags needed to get by the Raiders.

#5 The Raiders try again coming this Sunday as they return to Allegiant Stadium this Sun Nov 13th to host the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have lost four of their last six games. The Colts lost to the Patriots on today 26-3 how do you see this match up for this coming Sunday?

Join Rich for the Raiders podcast after each Raiders home and away games at http://www.,sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders post game report: Carlson boots winner gets Raiders closer to playoff spot; Vegas defeats Indianapolis 23-20

#2 Daniel Carlson of the Las Vegas Raiders is jubilant after booting a 33 yard field goal to get the Raiders a three point win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis Sun Jan 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Rich Perez

Las Vegas Raiders beat writer

In a game that went right down to the wire the Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) when Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson exhibited closing seconds heroics once again when he booted a 33 yard field goal with the score tied at 20-20 at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis to defeat the Colts (9-7) on Sunday afternoon.

The Raider had a touchdown that was called back on a TV replay reversal and lost a touchdown on an unfortunate play which were the only two turnovers of the game. For quarterback Derek Carr went 24-31 for 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Raiders who won the game by three also took a three point half time lead at the half 13-10. It was Carr towards the end of the game that got Carlson good field position to boot the game winning field goal a win that takes the Raiders one step closer to getting into the post season.

With the win over the Colts on Sunday the Raiders picked up their third straight win, the Raiders have won games by three or less points during the three game streak with a win over the Cleveland Browns 16-14 on Mon Dec 20, a 17-13 win against the Denver Broncos on Sun Dec 26, and Sunday’s thriller in Indianapolis 23-20.

Carr was saying the Raiders are finding ways to rally and make late comebacks. Although the Raiders when facing the Browns, Broncos and Colts made those close comebacks it’s the coming back from behind the making of a good football team, “We’re finding a way to do it because we have the right kind of guys and there’s never been a doubt, there’s never a finger pointed, you know, at this or that, and this coach is not there, and all this kind nobody cares.” Carr told the AP.

The Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) next Sun Jan 9th a 1:25 pm PST kick off for the last regular season game. The Chargers who have won five of their last nine games blew out the Broncos Sunday 34-13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Join Rich Perez for the Raiders podcasts each Friday morning at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders try for 3 wins in a row face hot Colts team Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) plows ahead for extra yardage against Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Dec 26, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony, the Las Vegas Raiders (8-7) have won two in a row be it in close scores they defeated the Cleveland Browns (7-8) by two on Mon Dec 20th and last Sun Dec 26 a win by three points over the visiting Denver Broncos (7-8).

#2 In last Sunday’s game Raider quarterback Derek Carr threw for 201 yards with a touchdown and one interception. Talk about Carr’s ability to move the ball down field in the third quarter and get wide receiver Peyton Barber a short pass for a score.

#3 Tony, in the first quarter running back Josh Jacobs fumbled and the Broncos scored 13 points in the second quarter and took a 13-0 half time lead. During the half Jacobs promised the coaches that he will take care of the football and to give him another chance in the second half. Jacobs did carrying for 129 yards for the game.

#4 How big of advantage was it for the Raiders home field, facing a Covid bitten Broncos team and down to their second string quarterback Drew Lock who threw for 153 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

#5 It’s off to Indianapolis this Sunday and the Colts (9-6) who are tearing it up. The Colts have won six of their last eight games and handled the Arizona Cardinals (10-5) 22-16 with that in mind how do you see the Raiders and Cardinals this Sunday in Indianapolis.

Join Tony R for the Raiders podcasts Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders dedication of Hall of Fame coach John Madden; Raiders prepare for Colts this Sunday

The Las Vegas Raiders dedicate the memory of John Madden on the Raiders website (image by the Las Vegas Raiders)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders have all the lights are turned off at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and the scoreboard dedicates the passing of the of the late former Raiders head coach John Madden no doubt the Raiders will recognize Madden before their next home game on Sun Jan 2 .

#2 Rich, no doubt you’ve spent some time at the Oakland Coliseum during the John Madden years can you share some of your best memories of his days coaching on the sidelines.

#3 The Raiders have put together third multi win streak of the season they have won their last two games by close scores against the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos. Their win against the Broncos comes after the Broncos have their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out on concussion protocols and started back up Drew Lock.

#4 The Raiders running back Josh Jacobs carried for 129 yards and the Raiders in the third quarter got the lead for good when quarterback Derek Carr threw to Peyton Barber who ran it in for a touchdown which turned out to be the gamer.

#5 The Raiders face the Indianapolis Colts (9-6). The Colts have won six of their last seven games including their last game Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals (10-5) 22-16. Rich, how do you see the Raiders defense stopping Colts quarterback Carson Wentz this Sunday in Lucas Oil?

Join Rich for the Raiders podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Raiders win another cliffhanger 17-13 over Broncos; Jacobs redeems himself after first quarter fumble

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) on a give to running back Josh Jacobs (28) in the second half of action at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Dec 26, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Rich Perez

Las Vegas Raiders beat writer

The Las Vegas Raiders (8-7) were down by six points when running back Josh Jacobs approached the coaches at the half against the Denver Broncos (7-8) up 13-7 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Jacobs asked them to give him the ball that he will not let the rock get away from him like he did in the first half fumbling the ball away for a turnover.

Jacobs was granted a second chance he made up for the lost football in the first quarter and he took it to the Broncos on seven carries running for 57 yards on the opening series of the second half.

After nine plays and 75 yards of offensive effort the Raiders hit pay dirt scoring as running back Peyton Barber carried for five yards that gave the Raiders a third quarter touchdown that put them ahead 14-13.

Jacobs carried for 129 yards to help beat the Broncos and the win help keep the Raiders post season hopes alive as they move a game over .500. The Broncos now have lost three of their last four games and this puts their playoff hopes in jeopardy.

The Raiders win helped the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East through tiebreakers. The Raiders victory Sunday marks their second straight game. They also had another cliffhanger edging the Cleveland Browns on Sun Dec 19th 16-14. In three of their last four games the Raiders have held their opponents to just 17 or less points.

On Jacobs getting the ball he was gratetful for that second chance to help the Raiders punch it through for that third quarter touchdown, “Just give me a chance to play the style of ball that I want to play. The offensive line, we all came to an agreement and went out there and did it and executed.” said Jacobs. For Jacobs this was his first time rushing for 100 yards in a single game.

The Raiders play their next to last game of the season against the Indianapolis Colts (9-6) this coming Sun Jan 2, 2021 in Indianapolis 10:00AM PST. The Colts have won six of their last seven games. They had a huge win over the Arizona Cardinals (10-5) Sunday in Arizona 22-16.

Turnovers and penalties doom 49ers in 30-18 loss to Colts

How long can San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) hang on with pressure to start back up Trey Lance whose waiting on the sidelines. The 49ers suffered their fourth straight loss Sun Oct 24, 2021 to the Indianapolis Colts at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

SANTA CLARA, Calif—Mother nature was a force with its atmospheric river but in the end, the San Francisco 49ers shot themselves in the foot.

On a stormy night in Santa Clara, the Indianapolis Colts took advantage of the San Francisco’s miscues in a 30-18 victory on Sunday evening at Levi’s Stadium.

San Francisco have lost a season worst four games in a row after starting the season 2-0 and currently sit in the bottom of the NFC West. Indianapolis have won three out of its last four games after starting the season 0-3.

Everything looked to have gone San Francisco’s (2-4) way to start out the game. They opened the game with a good looking drive to draw first blood. Their eight play 78-yard drive was capped off with a 14-yard rushing touchdown by Elijah Mitchell. The rookie running back amassed 43 of the 78 yards on just four rushes. Kicker Joey Slye missed the extra point.

Indianapolis (3-4) gave the ball back to San Francisco on their first play of their opening drive. Safety Jimmy Ward popped the ball loose from Colts running back Johnathan Taylor and linebacker Fred Warner recovered for San Francisco at the Colts 28 yard line.

The 49ers were able to turn the Colts gift into three points as they went 12 yards on five plays and finished off with a 34 yard field goal by Slye.

The Colts responded on its second drive of the game. Colts quarterback Carson Wentz made a nice play-action fake to Taylor and found a wide open Mo Alie-Cox in the the flat as the Colts tight end danced into the endzone for a 11-yard touchdown reception to cut the deficit to two points.

San Francisco’s defense came up with a big turnover at their own four yard line with Indianapolis threatening to get into the endzone to start the second quarter. Nick Bosa pressured Wentz into a desperate shovel pass attempt that landed directly in the hands of linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair for his first interception of the season.

The heavy rain started coming down halfway through the second quarter and had an impact on the game. Colts running back Nyheim Hines couldn’t corral a pass that hit him right in the hands while running wide open. The play which could have been a touchdown resulted in a punt for Indianapolis.

Deebo Samuel also dropped a pass that hit him in the numbers from 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garopplo.

“I think the weather played a little bit of a role,” said Garoppolo. “Started to pick up there a little bit. But we didn’t execute. I think too many mistakes stacked on top of each other. You can’t do the and win football games consistently.”

Samuel had the ball punched out of his hand after a reception by Darius Leonard and was recovered by Anthony Chesley at the 49ers 28-yard line.

The ensuing drive for Indianapolis had them gain its first lead of the game late in the game on a one-yard quarterback keeper by Wentz that had him sprint to the right side with a dive into the endzone with 1:00 left in the half. The goal line situation was set up by Emmanuel Mosley’s 19-yard passing interference penalty inside the endzone. The two point conversion attempt failed.

In the second half the Colts defense made it difficult for the 49ers to establish the run game that worked so well for them earlier in the game. Indy’s defense played with an eight man front for the majority of the game forcing San Francisco to beat them through the air.

More penalties and turnovers were the difference in the second half that allowed the Colts to expand their lead.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan didn’t mix words about his team’s performance in front of a national audience.

“We’re not doing good enough. It’s been a struggle all year. Today was the worst. We gave them too many explosive freebies, especially the two touchdown drives in the first half,” Shanahan said.

AL-Quadin Muhammad sacked Garoppolo and forced a fumble that Kwity Paye recovered with under five minutes left in the third quarter.

On the ensuring drive, 49ers safety Jaquiski Tart was flagged for a 38 yard passing interference call in the end zone on Colts receiver Michael Pittman Jr. It set up Taylor’s five yard rushing touchdown with 3:45 left in the third quarter to give the Colts an 20-12 lead.

Taylor rushed 18 times for an evening best 107 yards and a touchdown.

San Francisco cut the lead to a two-point deficit when Garoppolo led a three play 70-yard drive resulting in a Samuel 14 yard touchdown reception. The two point conversion attempt failed to even the score.

Samuel finished with seven catches for 100 yards and a touchdown as he was the only target Garoppolo was able to connect with during the game.

Up 23-18 with under three minutes left, Indianapolis iced the game when Wentz threw a deep ball down the right sideline that Pittman was able to jump up over cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and pull in the ball for a 28 yard touchdown to seal the deal for the Colts.

Xavier Rhoades intercepted Garoppolo with a minute left ending any chance of a comeback by San Francisco.

Garoppolo finished 16 for 27 for 181 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. His counterpart Wentz went 17 for 26 with 150 yards and two touchdowns.

It was a sweet homecoming for Colts defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, who was traded to the Colts during the offseason, as he had five solo tackles and was motivated to play well against his former team.

“I said, ‘I knew this was personal for you,” said Taylor who along with Buckner were the last players to leave the field after the game. “And I’m glad that we were able to pull it out even in these conditions.’ And he said, ‘Listen JT, as long as we got the win.’ As long as we got the win.”

Buckner said he tried to keep an even keel when preparing for the game during the week but it was difficult knowing it was his first game against his old team in his old stadium.

“This win meant a lot. It was definitely personal for me, you know? I wasn’t trying to get too high or too low throughout the week, but it meant a lot.”

GAME NOTES: The 49ers were without backup quarterback Trey Lance who was dealing with a sprained knee. There were also without starting left tackle Trent Williams who was dealing with both ankle and elbow injuries.

The last time the 49ers let an opposing running back rush for over 100 yards was back in October of 2019.

UP NEXT: The 49ers next two games they head to Chicago to face the Bears at Soldier Field this Sun Oct 31st a 10:00 AM PDT kick off and on Sunday 11/7 as they host the Arizona Cardinals at 1:25pm at Levi’s Stadium.