Late Comeback Falls Short As Colts Fall To Raiders
INDIANAPOLIS -- Raiders quarterback Derek Carr engineered three touchdown drives on the Raiders' first four possessions to lead Oakland to a 31-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.
Jacoby Brissett threw three touchdown passes in defeat. Jack Doyle, Chester Rogers and Eric Ebron hauled in the TD receptions. Brissett says they squandered chances to pull ahead in the final quarter.
"Whatever happens, we still had a chance to tie the game up," he said. "This is a tough one, but we have the right group of guys and now we just get back to work."
Brissett hit Ebron on a 52-yard touchdown pass in the with less than three minutes left in the 4th quarter. The Colts were expected to do an onside-kick following the touchdown in order to get the ball back, but head coach Frank Reich opted to kick it deep instead.
Reich said it didn't help that the team got off to a bad start in the first place.
"We had a little momentum going into this game," Reich said. "We were looking forward to carrying that momentum and we did not do that. That starts with me as the head coach, getting these guys ready to go. We could not have gotten off to a much worse start than we did today."
Indy falls to 2-2 as they look to rebound against a tough Kansas City Chiefs team in prime time this coming Sunday.
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