Raiders vs. Colts: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
The Oakland Raiders have a chance to pull off a monumental upset on Sunday on the road against the Indianapolis Colts.
It's not likely to happen, however.
Indianapolis is looking like a legitimate contender in the AFC, while Oakland appears destined to secure the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft this season.
Andrew Luck is a dark-horse MVP candidate. The Colts surrounded him with more talent this season than he had in his rookie campaign—especially on the offensive line.
The Raiders have the weakest overall roster in the league, and as such, this game shouldn't be close.
Here's what you need to know about this upcoming contest.
When: Sunday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. ET
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Betting Lines (via Covers)
- Over/Under: 46 pts.
- Spread: Indianapolis (-10.5)
Raiders Injury Report (via NFL.com)
|Matt Flynn||QB||right Elbow||Probable|
|Sebastian Janikowski||K||right Calf||Probable|
Colts Injury Report (via NFL.com)
How Will Terrelle Pryor Fare as the Raiders' Starting Quarterback?
Oakland's offensive line is—putting it nicely—a work in progress. The unit was already weak before Jared Veldheer went down with a triceps injury. Now it's paper-thin on talent and depth.
Matt Flynn is a system quarterback who doesn't possess a strong arm, and he's not particularly mobile either. In limited action this preseason, he was sharp but conservative, completing over 70 percent of his passes and averaging 6.7 yards per play.
Unfortunately, he was also a stationary target in the pocket and took seven sacks.
Terrelle Pryor got the start in Week 4, and the Raiders have reportedly decided to start him in Week 1, as noted by Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.
An athletic quarterback with big-play capabilities both as a passer and a runner, Pryor gives the Raiders a better chance of putting points on the scoreboard.
This one's easy to call.
Oakland will be lucky to equal its four wins from a year ago.
Which team will win?
The Colts are extremely focused under head coach Chuck "Chuckstrong" Pagano, and the team won't take the Raiders lightly.
With Luck leading the team's explosive offense and a much-improved defensive unit, Indy will win easily.
Colts win, 38-13
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