NFL Game Recap - Oakland at Indianapolis
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

PHI
34
GB
27
F
WAS
3
NYG
24
F
LAC
30
MIA
10
F
OAK
31
IND
24
F
CAR
16
HOU
10
F
KC
34
DET
30
F
NE
16
BUF
10
F
CLE
40
BAL
25
F
TEN
24
ATL
10
F
TB
55
LAR
40
F
SEA
27
ARI
10
F
JAX
26
DEN
24
F
MIN
6
CHI
16
F
DAL
10
NO
12
F
CIN
3
PIT
27
F

Oakland 31, Indianapolis 24

Sep 29, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Oakland (2-2)

14

7

3

7

31

Indianapolis (2-2)

7

3

0

14

24

Raiders use fast start, interception return to beat Colts
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:00 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr turned things around in a hurry Sunday.

He hooked up with open receivers, watched the running game establish itself and enjoyed seeing Oakland transform itself from a struggling offense to the kind coach Jon Gruden envisioned.

Carr led the Raiders to touchdowns on three of their first four drives, and safety Eric Harris returned a late interception 30 yards for a touchdown to secure a 31-24 victory at Indianapolis.

"We finished our drives, we converted on third downs, we were efficient running the football. Everyone did their job," Carr said. "When everyone does their job we can score points."

The Raiders (2-2) entered Sunday desperately hoping to change course. They had produced just two scoring drives in their previous 18 possessions, and lost two straight by 18 or more points. With a trip to London looming, a bye week and two more road games on the schedule before returning home, Oakland knew what it needed to do.

Carr delivered on a day he was 21 of 31 with 189 yards and two TDs.

He threw an 18-yard TD pass to Foster Moreau on the game's opening drive. On the Raiders' next offensive play, receiver Trevor Davis scooted around the left side and sprinted 60 yards for a touchdown to make it 14-0 less than seven minutes into the game.

After the Colts (2-2) converted a botched handoff into a 5-yard touchdown pass, Carr went back to work and connected with Tyrell Williams on a 19-yard TD pass for a 21-7 lead.

But what coach Jon Gruden liked most was Oakland's second-half start - a 16-play drive that consumed 9:12 and ended with a short field goal to give the Raiders a 24-10 lead.

"It was as good a drive as I've been a part of to start the second half," Gruden said. "I'm as proud of this win as any I've had before."

The defense made sure it held up as the Raiders won their first game in Indy since 2001.

Indy (2-2), meanwhile, looked lethargic with starting receivers T.Y. Hilton and Devin Funchess out with injuries. The Colts gained 346 yards, more than half in the fourth quarter when they were scrambling to get back in the game.

And the inability to sustain drives took a toll on Indy's defense.

"We couldn't have gotten off to a worse start than we did today," Colts coach Frank Reich said. "We were three-and-out and they were scoring touchdowns."

Still, the Colts had chances. Brissett's a 4-yard TD pass to Chester Rogers with 5:27 to go got the Colts within 24-17. Even after Harris' interception , Brissett again made it a one-score game with a 48-yard TD pass to Eric Ebron with 1:10 remaining.

Brissett was 24 of 46 with 265 yards, three TDs and one interception.

"We had a lot of long drives, a lot of sustained drives," Carr said. "It happens when everyone is doing their assignment and on the same page."

BURFICT EJECTED

Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was ejected early in the second quarter after being called for unnecessary roughness on a helmet-to-helmet collision with tight end Jack Doyle. Even before referee Scott Novak announced to the crowd what a replay review determined, Burfict was jogging into the locker room.

It's not the first time Burfict has run afoul of league rules. He had 11 fines and suspensions in seven seasons with Cincinnati before joining the Raiders.

STAT SHEET

Raiders: Harris' interception was the team's first this season. ... Williams has caught a touchdown pass in all four games. ... Josh Jacobs had 17 carries for 79 yards on a day the Raiders had 188 yards rushing. ... Oakland won its second road game since Gruden returned to the team last season.

Colts: Indy rushed 23 times for 81 yards. ... Zach Pascal had four receptions for 72 yards. ... Adam Vinatieri made three extra points and a 26-yard field goal, but missed a 57-yard field goal attempt that slid wide left late in the first half of his 197th game with the Colts. ... Indy's seven-game home winning streak ended.

INJURY REPORT

Raiders: Gruden said guard Jordan Devey, who replaced Gabe Jackson in the starting lineup Sunday, will likely miss the rest of the season with a pectoral injury.

Colts: Running back Marlon Mack did not return after hurting his ankle in the second half. The Colts also played without All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard (concussion) and safety Malik Hooker (torn meniscus).

UP NEXT

Raiders: Khalil Mack plays his former team, the Raiders, as the star linebacker and the Bears play Oakland in London - a home game for the Raiders.

Colts: visit Kansas City on Sunday night in a rematch of last year's playoff game.

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Passing

OAK Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
D. Carr 31 21 67.7 2 189 20 0 105.4 1
IND Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
J. Brissett 46 24 52.2 3 265 48 1 82.2 0

Rushing

OAK Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jacobs 17 79 4.6 16 0
T. Davis 2 74 37.0 60 1
IND Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Mack 11 39 3.5 18 0
J. Brissett 5 19 3.8 9 0

Receiving

OAK Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Waller 7 53 7.6 17 0
T. Williams 3 36 12.0 19 1
IND Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Z. Pascal 4 72 18.0 28 0
E. Ebron 1 48 48.0 48 1

Team Stats Comparison

OAK IND
Points For 31 24
Total Yards 377 346
Rushing Yards 188 81
Passing Yards 189 265
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/31 24/46
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 2/1
First Downs 21 22
Rushing Touchdowns 1 0
Passing Touchdowns 2 3
Penalties - Yards 11/80 5/35
Time Of Possession 33:41 26:19
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/12 6/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 3/3
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 2/3 2/3
Sacks Against 1 0
Punts - Average Yards 5/51 4/46
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 2/2 3/12
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 2/16 1/18

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter OAK IND
OAK 5:51 TD Foster Moreau 18 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 7 0
OAK 6:57 TD Trevor Davis 60 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick) 14 0
IND 9:38 TD Jack Doyle 5 yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter OAK IND
OAK 0:47 TD Tyrell Williams 19 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 21 7
IND 7:27 FG Adam Vinatieri 26 yd FG 21 10
3rd Quarter OAK IND
OAK 11:46 FG Daniel Carlson 26 yd FG 24 10
4th Quarter OAK IND
IND 9:33 TD Chester Rogers 4 yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick) 24 17
OAK 12:51 TD Erik Harris 30 yd interception return (Daniel Carlson kick) 31 17
IND 13:50 TD Eric Ebron 48 yd pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick) 31 24

Game Information

Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 62,259
Game Time: 3:11
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