In a game that was more fun and entertaining than I expected, the Colts outlasted the furious Raiders’ comeback to nip Oakland 21-19. And, as is so often the case, it was a missed extra point by Oakland’s Daniel Carlson that doomed the Raiders.
Indianapolis, playing with backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, took a comfortable lead, 21-7 early in the final period, on Marlon Mack’s third rushing TD of the game. But, on Oakland’s first play from scrimmage, Derek Carr found Hunter Renfrow wide open for a 75-yard touchdown! But, Carlson’s missed extra point kept it an 8-point lead for the Colts.
But, on Oakland’s final drive of the game, Carr marched them 80 yards for a TD, with Josh Jacobs diving into the end zone from one yard out with no time left on the clock to cut the margin to only 2 points. On the two-point conversion try, Jacobs easily crossed the goal line, but the Raiders were flagged for holding, moving the ball back to the 12 yard line. Carr then hit Renfrow who took it right to the goal line . . . . and it had to go to the replay booth for a ruling . . . and Renfrow was inches SHORT, and the Colts had their narrow victory!!!
This was actually a really fun game to roll!!