NFL

The Indianapolis Colts Easily Defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 44-27

Riding a 456 yards total offensive output, the Indianapolis Colts easily defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in a one-sided victory of 44-27, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Contributing to this victory, Philip Rivers threw the football for 244 yards, and two touchdowns. The Colts also had a rushing game that produced 212 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Rivers ended the game with 244 yards passing, to go along with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and completing 19 of 28 passes. This performance led to a 118.80 passer rating for Rivers.

The ground game for the Colts saw Nyheim Hines carrying the football 7 times, and Jonathan Taylor helping with rushing the ball 20 times. The two rushers produced 58 yards and 150 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Colts had Rivers tossing the football to Michael Pittman and T.Y. Hilton as his most productive targets. Pittman caught two passes for a net gain of 42 yards. The secondary target (Hilton) caught five passes for a net contribution of 86 yards.

On the defensive side of the football, the Colts produced one forced fumble, four tackles for loss, no sacks and one defensive touchdown.

For the Raiders, Derek Carr ended the day having completed 31 of 45 passes, leading to 316 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 85.00.

The Raiders’ rushing game was led by Jalen Richard and Josh Jacobs. For the game, Richard carried the ball two times, rushed for 10 yards, and zero touchdowns. Jacobs supplemented and carried the ball a total of 13 times for a total of 49 yards. Meanwhile Nelson Agholor and Hunter Renfrow were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Raiders. Agholor caught five passes from Carr for a total of 100 yards, while Renfrow contributed with 38 yards from five passes.

In a losing effort, the Raiders defense contributed with zero sacks , no forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.

After this game, the Colts improved to a record of 9-4, while the Raiders dropped to a 7-6 record.