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Raiders vs. Colts Live Game Updates, Analysis

The Las Vegas Raiders (7-8) are invading Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday for a New Year's Eve game against the Indianapolis Colts (8-7).

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--The Las Vegas Raiders (7-8) have landed in Indianapolis with no arrogance but a commitment to physicality that has inspired many with the memories of the Silver and Black of old.

The Indianapolis Colts (8-7), like the Raiders, are battling to keep their NFL playoff hopes alive.

Remember the rule of five: The game is over if the Raiders win that key statistical battle. It concerns sacks and turnovers for those who don't remember it. If the Raiders have three sacks and give up two, they are plus one. They are plus three if they get four turnovers and give up only one. That would give them a plus-four for the day. They want to get to a plus-five ratio every game. On average, teams that reach the rule of five scenarios win 91 percent of their NFL games.

Here are our staff and podcast guests' predictions for today:

Hondo Carpenter--24-14 Raiders     Matt Hladik--20-17 Raiders

Jon Schopp--26-17 Raiders               Zeke Trezevant--20-10 Raiders

Aidan Champion--21-14 Raiders       Brayden Reedy--26-23 Raiders

Carter Landis 23-17 Raiders                Tom LaMarre--Raiders, 24-16

Lucas Oil Stadium

Here's how you can watch today's game:


Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

Kickoff: 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST

CBS will host Sunday's game. If you are a resident of the Las Vegas area, you can watch the game on your mobile device through You can also use the Raiders mobile app on iOS and Android.

Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM/Raider Nation Radio 920 AM

You can listen to the game on KOMP 92.3 FM and Raider Nation 920 AM, the flagship radio station for every Raiders game.

Click the link here for details regarding the Raiders' affiliate stations nationwide.

The Raiders app also provides radio coverage along with its broadcast.

The Colts and Raiders met in Week 10 last season when Indianapolis, led by Interim Coach Jeff Saturday in his first game at the helm, defeated Las Vegas, 25-20, at Allegiant Stadium.

Las Vegas last played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 17 of the 2021-22 season, winning 23-20.

The Raiders lead the all-time regular season series, 10-9. The teams are 1-1 against each other in the playoffs.

The Raiders last played on New Year's Eve in 2017 when they fell to the Los Angeles Chargers in their final game of the season and missed out on the postseason with a 6-10 record.

Please keep refreshing your page for the latest updates.


SCORING UPDATE NO. 1: Colts running back Jonathan Taylor runs it in for a 5-yard touchdown. Extra point is good. Indianapolis leads early, 7-0.

PENALTY: False start against Raiders offensive tackle Jermaine Eluemunor.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 2: Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson's 40-yard field goal is good. Colts lead, 7-3.

SACK: Raiders defensive tackle Adam Butler takes down Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew for a 9-yard sack to force a punt.

PENALTY: False start against Raiders fullback Jakob Johnson.

PENALTY: False start against Eluemunor.

END OF THE FIRST QUARTER: Indianapolis leads, 7-3.


PENALTY: Holding against the Colts.

PENALTY: Illegal use of hands against Indianapolis.

PENALTY: Delay of game against Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 3: Minshew connects with Colts wide receiver Alec Pierce for a 58-yard touchdown. Extra point is good. Indianapolis leads, 14-3.

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Colts with a 14-3 lead.

TIMEOUT: Colts use their first timeout of the first half.

TIMEOUT: Las Vegas uses its first timeout of the half.

END OF THE FIRST HALF: Colts lead, 14-3.


This Week 17 contest between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Indianapolis Colts has been a lot closer than it looks.

Had it not been for a few big offensive plays from the Colts, this would still be, at the very least, a one-possession game. But yet again, the Raiders' offense has been unable to combat it with points.

The Raiders have had some big plays of their own, but lack of execution on third down has held them back in this contest. Fortunately for Las Vegas, punter A.J. Cole has been exceptional, having posted four punts that were all downed no further than the opponent's 10-yard line.

At the half, Raiders quarterback Aidan O'Connell has 126 passing yards, running back Zamir White has 39 rushing yards and 29 receiving yards, wide receiver Davante Adams has 43 receiving yards on five receptions and wide receiver Jakobi meyers has 29 receiving yards on three receptions.

For the Raiders to have any hopes of winning this road game and keeping their season alive, the offense has to start putting points on the board.



PENALTY: Delay of game against O'Connell.

PENALTY: Roughing the kicker against Colts. Raiders get a fresh set of downs.

INJURY: Raiders offensive tackle Thayer Munford is down on the field with an apparent injury.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 4: Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams with a 4-yard receiving touchdown. Extra point is good. Score is now 14-10, Colts.

PENALTY: Holding against the Colts.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 5: Colts kicker Matt Gay sends it in from 38 yards out. Indianapolis extends its lead to 17-10.

END OF THE THIRD QUARTER: Indianapolis leads, 17-10.


PENALTY: The Colts' interception is no good as the officials rule a defensive pass interference.

TIMEOUT: Indianapolis uses its first timeout of the second half.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 6: Gay's 33-yard field goal is good. Colts take a 20-10 lead.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 7: Carlson is good from 33 yards out. Colts' lead is trimmed to 20-13.

TIMEOUT: Raiders use their first timeout of the half.

PENALTY: Pass interference against Raiders defensive end Janarius Robinson.

TIMEOUT: Raiders use their final timeout of regulation.

PENALTY: Offsides against Raiders cornerback Jack Jones after the missed kick from Indianapolis.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 8: Gay's 45-yard attempt is good. Indianapolis is back up by 10 with a 23-13 lead.

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Colts with a 23-13 lead.

SCORING UPDATE NO. 9: Adams comes down with the ball for a 1-yard touchdown reception. Extra point is good. Score is 23-20, Colts.

FINAL: Las Vegas falls, 23-20.

The Silver and Black finish the 2023 NFL Regular season next weekend at home by hosting their AFC West rival, the Denver Broncos.

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