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The Colts spent $140 million on free agents this offseason to surround Andrew Luck with more talent.
It didn't look much different in this one.
Much like 2012, the Colts defense struggled to get off the field against the Raiders. Much like 2012, the Colts offensive line allowed Luck to get harassed far too often, especially in the second half.
The Colts did a decent job stopping Darren McFadden (just 2.8 yards per carry), but outside of run-stopping, the Colts' additions on the defensive line failed to make an impact. They didn't get any push in pass rush, which is the most important part of a defense. The Colts' offensive line additions helped gain 4.45 yards per carry, but they were inconsistent and still allowed far too much pressure.
The weight is entirely on Luck's shoulders. He managed to drag the team to a win today with surgical first-half play and a brilliant game-winning drive, but he may not be able to carry the dead weight that is the offensive line and defense for the rest of the season.