Dec 4, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) scores a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Revived Raiders pay visit to Rams, fresh off claiming Baker Mayfield

It took more than a half season for the Las Vegas Raiders to find their stride, with the Thursday primetime stage ahead to give their revival a little limelight.

Following an impressive 27-20 home victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, the Raiders head into the short week on a three-game winning streak. They’ll hit the road to face the Los Angeles Rams, who are expected to have a new quarterback under center after claiming Baker Mayfield off waivers from the Carolina Panthers.

When the season started, the Raiders (5-7) were all about quarterback Derek Carr and his reunion with wide receiver Davante Adams, his former Fresno State teammate. But that connection took some time to rekindle itself.

When the Raiders have delivered success, it’s been when running back Josh Jacobs has been able to shine. Jacobs had 144 yards rushing against the Chargers, with the Raiders now 5-1 when he gains 100 yards or more.

With 1,303 rushing yards, Jacobs is 457 yards away from breaking Marcus Allen’s franchise record set in the 1985 season. He has 10 rushing TDs, five away from surpassing Pete Banaszak’s franchise record set in 1975.

“I think (the offensive line) believes in me like I believe in them,” said Jacobs, who is on this week’s injury report with a quad contusion but is expected to play. “I encourage them guys all the time. I’m their biggest advocate. Even when they do bad, I tell them I believe in them. You can tell they lay it out on the line for me and that’s a great feeling to have.”

Carr and Adams showed just how much they are on the same page now with a pair of long TD passes that were key against the Chargers. The first was a 31-yard strike to give the Raiders a 17-13 lead early in the second half, before a 45-yard flea-flicker later in the third quarter for a 24-13 advantage.

Carr is 20 passing yards away from reaching 3,000 for the ninth time in nine seasons. Only Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson have accomplished that feat. Adams is 36 receptions away from becoming the first player in NFL history with 115 receptions in three consecutive seasons.

“We’re definitely playing a better brand of football right now,” Adams said. “(It’s) complementary. When the offense isn’t doing great, the defense goes out there to do their job and they hold teams to no scoring or stopping (opponents) in critical moments.”

The last time the Rams (3-9) played complementary football was in the Super Bowl in February. Chances of a repeat title were doomed early, first by poor play, then by injuries that have devastated the roster.

Initially, it was the Los Angeles offensive line that was banged up. Now the Rams are without the top three players that led last year’s title charge: quarterback Matthew Stafford (neck), wide receiver Cooper Kupp (ankle) and defensive tackle Aaron Donald (ankle). None of the three are expected to play Thursday.

That led to Mayfield being claimed Thursday. The 27-year-old started six of the seven games he played in for Carolina after a trade last July, completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,313 yards and six touchdowns against six interceptions. The No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 draft by the Cleveland Browns is 30-35 as a starting QB.

The Rams are on a six-game losing streak and their last victory was so long ago, Christian McCaffrey was still a member of the Panthers when Los Angeles defeated Carolina in October.

“I’ve heard it said before, ‘Calm seas don’t make good sailors,’” Rams head coach Sean McVay said, trying to be as optimistic as possible moving forward. “And know this: We’re growing. I’m not going to allow this to be anything but a growth opportunity. You’re going to continue to see us compete to the best of our ability, regardless of the circumstances.”

–Field Level Media

Dec 4, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau (87) makes a catch ahead of Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill (49) during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Derek Carr, Davante Adams lead Raiders past Chargers

Derek Carr and Davante Adams connected on two long scoring passes in the third quarter to help the Las Vegas Raiders rally for a 27-20 win against the visiting Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon.

Adams caught eight passes for 177 yards and the two third-quarter touchdowns. Carr completed 16 of 30 passes for 250 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert completed 28 of 47 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown.

Herbert found Keenan Allen on fourth-and-12 for a 35-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 27-20 with 8:34 left in the game.

The Chargers got the ball back at their 9-yard line with 5:12 remaining but were stopped on downs at the Las Vegas 42 with 2:42 left, and the Raiders held on for their third straight win.

The Chargers (6-6) took a 13-10 lead into the break, but fumbled on the opening drive of the second half.

The Raiders (5-7) quickly capitalized when Carr hit Adams on a 31-yard touchdown strike to move Las Vegas ahead 17-13.

After a missed field goal by the Chargers, Carr and Adams hooked up again on a flea flicker that went for a 45-yard touchdown, giving Las Vegas a 24-13 lead with 10:53 left in the third.

Daniel Carlson tacked on a 25-yard field goal to stretch the lead to 27-13 with 14:49 left in the game.

Chargers cornerback Bryce Callahan intercepted a tipped pass and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown to give the Chargers a 7-0 lead with 5:07 left in the opening quarter.

The Chargers extended the lead to 10-0 on a 37-yard field goal by Cameron Dicker with 11:37 left in the second quarter.

Josh Jacobs, who rushed for a franchise-record 229 yards on 33 carries in a 40-34 overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, scored on a 20-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 10-7 with 7:52 left in the first half.

Jacobs finished with 144 rushing yards on 26 carries and the touchdown.

Carlson booted a 55-yard field goal to tie the score 10-10 with 2:17 left in the opening half.

Dicker kicked a 37-yarder to move Los Angeles back ahead 13-10 with 27 seconds left in the half.

–Field Level Media

Nov 27, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) breaks a tackle attempt by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton (57) after making a reception during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Jacobs, Raiders hope to run past Chargers

Josh Jacobs deserved to be off his feet this week.

Coming off a record-breaking performance and workload that likely aggravated his calf strain, Jacobs is expected to be back in uniform for the Las Vegas Raiders when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Jacobs rushed for a franchise-record 229 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries in a 40-34 overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, scoring the game-winning TD on an 86-yard run.

Jacobs also caught seven passes for 74 yards, giving him 303 yards from scrimmage, another franchise record and the seventh-highest total in the Super Bowl era.

The league leader in rushing yards and yards from scrimmage wasn’t expected to practice much in the days leading up to the rematch with the Chargers.

Jacobs rushed for 57 yards on just 10 carries in Las Vegas’ 24-19 loss to the Chargers in the season opener. The Raiders fell behind 17-3 at the half before abandoning the run in the second half.

The Raiders started the season with three straight losses, thought they were back on track after winning two of three, but then lost three in a row again.

Las Vegas (4-7) has bounced back with two straight wins in overtime, both on the road, keeping its playoff hopes alive.

“This doesn’t guarantee us anything going forward,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said. “We’re going to stick with our process, we think we have a really close-knit group here that works hard, we believe in what we’re doing, we believe in what we’re coaching, we believe in trying to win the way we’re trying to win, and I think our guys do, too.”

The Chargers (6-5) are also trying to build off an emotional win.

Los Angeles elected to try for a two-point conversion, rather than a game-tying point-after, with 15 seconds left against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday, and the gamble succeeded. Justin Herbert’s pass to Gerald Everett gave the Chargers a 25-24 road win that prevented them from losing three in a row.

“We’re just living week to week,” Chargers coach Brandon Staley said. “It was about this game for us and pouring (everything) into this game and doing what we felt like was going to win us the football game.”

Herbert is coming off one of his better performances this season, as he completed 35 of 47 passes for 274 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.

The only other time this season that Herbert threw at least three touchdown passes without an interception was in the season-opening win against the Raiders.

Keenan Allen is also back in rhythm with Herbert after the veteran wide receiver missed a month due to a hamstring injury, and running back Austin Ekeler continues to be a multi-pronged threat for Los Angeles, much as Jacobs has been for the Raiders.

Ekeler said all that matters is adding to the victory total.

“At this point, all games for us are like a must-win,” Ekeler said. “You see the rest of the AFC winning games … we got to catch up a few.”

The Chargers could be thin on the offensive line, however.

Los Angeles center Corey Linsley was still in concussion protocol on Wednesday. Right tackle Trey Pipkins III aggravated a left knee injury against Arizona, and the Chargers plan to be cautious with his return to practice, Staley said.

Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (ankle) also didn’t practice on Wednesday and is in jeopardy of missing a second straight game.

Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs, out since mid-October due to a hand injury, hopes to return to action on Sunday.

–Field Level Media

Nov 27, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) breaks a tackle attempt by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Cody Barton (57) after making a reception during the fourth quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

After rolling over 300, Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (calf) resting all week

NFL rushing leader Josh Jacobs will not practice this week due to a calf strain, but hopes to be in the Raiders’ lineup on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jacobs capped a 303-yard day with an 86-yard walk-off touchdown run in overtime to lift Las Vegas over the Seattle Seahawks last week. He logged 33 carries for 229 yards and two touchdowns and caught six passes for 74 yards.

He did it all with a calf strain suffered two days before the game and nearly opted to sit out to rest the injury before his historic performance.

“It’s kind of crazy coming in and not knowing if I was going to play,” Jacobs said postgame. “Looking the guys in the eyes, telling them that they’re going to get everything they got out of me. They didn’t want me to finish the game, but I kind of convinced them that I could go.”

Jacobs’ 1,159 rushing yards and 1,484 yards from scrimmage rank first in the NFL. He rushed for 132 yards against the Chargers in the 2021 regular-season finale.

He came out of the Seattle game nursing the same calf injury, and if he practices at all the rest of the week, it would be in a limited fashion, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

The Raiders declined the fifth-year option on Jacobs’ contract in April, making him eligible for free agency in March. He’s in the final season of a four-year, $11.9 million deal signed as the 24th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jacobs, 24, has a base salary in 2022 of $2.1 million.

–Field Level Media

Nov 27, 2022; Seattle, Washington, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) rushes fora touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Jacobs dominates Seahawks, hands Raiders OT victory

Josh Jacobs scored on an 86-yard run with 4:20 left in overtime to give the Las Vegas Raiders a 40-34 victory against the host Seattle Seahawks on Sunday afternoon.

Jacobs carried 33 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders (4-7), who won in OT for the second consecutive week.

Derek Carr overcame two first-quarter interceptions to complete 25 of 36 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns.

The Seahawks (6-5) lost their second in a row and fell out of a first-place tie in the NFC West.

Seattle’s Geno Smith was 27-of-37 passing for 328 yards and two TDs. Rookie Kenneth Walker III rushed for two scores.

The Raiders got the ball first in overtime and moved to Seattle’s 37-yard line before the drive stalled. Daniel Carlson’s 56-yard field-goal attempt was wide right.

The Seahawks went three-and-out and had to punt to Las Vegas’ 14-yard line. On the next play, Jacobs went up the middle and was hardly touched on his way to the end zone.

Carr threw a 5-yard scoring strike to Foster Moreau with 1:54 remaining in regulation to tie the score.

That came after Smith threw an 18-yard TD pass to Travis Homer with 5:37 left to break a 27-all deadlock.

The first three quarters went back and forth, with neither team leading by more than eight points.

The Seahawks opened the scoring on a 12-yard run by Walker before the Raiders responded with an 18-yard pass from Carr to Ameer Abdullah.

The Seahawks took a 13-7 lead as Jason Myers kicked 24- and 34-yard field goals.

The Raiders took their first lead as Carr threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Mack Hollins on a flea flicker.

Jacobs scored on a 30-yard run one play after Denzel Perryman intercepted Smith to give the Raiders a 21-13 advantage midway through the second quarter.

Smith hit Tyler Lockett with a 35-yard scoring strike before Carlson kicked a 36-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in the half to give Las Vegas a 24-20 lead.

Walker scored on a 14-yard run on Seattle’s first possession of the second half.

Carlson’s 25-yard field goal tied it at 27-all heading into the fourth quarter.

–Field Level Media

Nov 13, 2022; Munich, Germany, DEU; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) looks to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter of an International Series game at Allianz Arena. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders look to carry momentum into meeting with rested Seahawks

Derek Carr’s options were limited.

With tight end Darren Waller and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow on injured reserve, Carr had one place to go in overtime last week at Denver.

Carr hit Davante Adams with a 35-yard scoring strike, giving Las Vegas a 22-16 overtime victory that snapped a three-game skid.

The Raiders (3-7) will look to continue on a positive path when they travel to the Pacific Northwest to play the Seattle Seahawks (6-4), the NFC West co-leaders, on Sunday afternoon.

“I’ve played with a lot of receivers in my nine-year career, a lot of smart guys,” Carr said. “But Davante, he can see it like a quarterback.”

Perhaps that’s why Adams was open by 11.9 yards on the winning score, according to Next Gen Stats, the largest amount of separation for an overtime touchdown since the NFL began tracking that in 2016.

Adams said the route was the same he ran in the second quarter to the other side of the field, beating Broncos cornerback Patrick Surtain II.

“The call was to read what was going on with his leverage and the coverage, but it was based on something we had seen earlier in the game,” Adams said. “Just kind of marrying the concepts together.”

The Raiders also got a big game from Josh Jacobs, who rushed for 109 yards and caught three passes for 51 yards.

“To me, one of the most impressive things about him is he never asks to come out of a game,” Raiders coach Josh McDaniels said of Jacobs, who had all 24 of Vegas’ rushing attempts against the Broncos. “I’ve coached for a while, and that’s a tough position to play and to never come out because you get hit a lot and you get banged about and guys are falling on you and all the rest of it.”

Jacobs could be the key Sunday, as all four of Seattle’s losses have come when it allows more than 150 yards rushing.

The Seahawks had a bye last week after having a four-game winning streak snapped in a 21-16 loss to Tampa Bay on Nov. 13 in the NFL’s first regular-season game played in Germany.

“We’re in the middle of the season, and we’re doing the things we need to do,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “Really, really pleased with our guys and think they’ve done a great job.”

Tops on that list is quarterback Geno Smith, who took over after Russell Wilson was traded to Denver in the offseason.

Smith entered the bye leading the league in completion percentage (72.8) and was second in passer rating (108.0) and fifth in yards passing (2,474).

Not bad for someone who had started just five games over the previous seven seasons.

“I think it’s a mixture of talent and mental stability. I think those things are coming into a good combination right now,” Smith said. “I’ve always had those two things, so it’s more so just me being in the light versus doing it in the shadows.”

Both the Raiders and Seahawks are relatively healthy. Las Vegas offensive tackle Kolton Miller (shoulder/abdomen), who missed the Denver game, was a limited participant in practice this week, as was linebacker Luke Masterson (ribs). Seattle wide receiver Dee Eskridge (hand) and defensive end L.J. Collier (illness) missed practice.

–Field Level Media

Nov 20, 2022; Denver, Colorado, USA; Las Vegas Raiders safety Duron Harmon (30) tackles Denver Broncos wide receiver Kendall Hinton (9) in the first quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders dispatch Broncos in OT

Derek Carr threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime, and the visiting Las Vegas Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 22-16 on Sunday.

Carr finished 23-for-37 passing for 307 yards and two touchdowns, both to Adams, who had seven catches for 141 yards. Josh Jacobs rushed for 109 yards and Daniel Carlson kicked three field goals for Las Vegas (3-7).

Russell Wilson was 24-for-31 passing for 247 yards, Latavius Murray rushed for 49 yards and a score and Brandon McManus kicked three field goals for the Broncos (3-7).

The Raiders got the ball first in overtime, and on the third play Carr found a wide-open Adams for the winning score just 1:36 into the extra session.

The Broncos went ahead on their opening drive of the game, going 92 yards on seven plays with Murray finishing it with a one-yard TD run to make it 7-0.

It was the first time this season Denver has scored on its first drive of the game.

Carlson missed a 46-yarder to break a streak of 41 straight, which was the longest active streak in the NFL, and McManus kicked a 48-yarder to make it 10-0 early in the second quarter, but Las Vegas responded.

The Raiders drove to the Denver 31-yard line when Carr hit Adams to cut the deficit to 10-7.

The Broncos had a chance to add to the lead at the end of the half but Las Vegas blocked McManus’ 25-yard field goal attempt.

Denver muffed the second half kickoff and was forced to punt from its own 12, giving the Raiders the ball near midfield. Five plays later Carlson tied it with a 52-yard field goal.

McManus matched Carlson with a 52-yard field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 13-10.

Carlson answered that with a career-long 57-yard field goal to tie it with 7:11 left, and McManus again put the Broncos ahead with a 48-yarder with 3:30 left.

Las Vegas then went 71 yards in 1:27 to set up Carlson’s 25-yarder to send it to overtime.

–Field Level Media

Nov 13, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels leaves the field after the Raiders were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts 25-20 at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Woebegone Broncos, Raiders clamor for success

Raiders Week in Denver arrived with little fanfare as the AFC West rivals prepare to face off with a combined record of 5-13 in 2022.

Las Vegas comes to town as the conversation stirs around both franchises is fixed more on survival than superiority.

The ones trying to survive might be the head coaches.

The Broncos (3-6) and Raiders (2-7) meet in Denver on Sunday with playoff hopes all but extinguished.

Josh McDaniels took over a Las Vegas team that made the playoffs under an interim coach last season but has suffered some bad losses to publicly put his job in jeopardy.

The drumbeat for McDaniels, who coached the Broncos in 2009-10 for 28 games before being fired, got louder when his Raiders lost to Indianapolis — at home — last week. The Colts played their first game under interim Jeff Saturday, who had never been a coach of any kind beyond high school.

Las Vegas owner Mark Davis has given McDaniels a vote of confidence.

“People in today’s world want instant gratification. The guy’s coached nine games. We’re 2-7, not the results we’re looking for but at the same time we’ve lost six one-score games with the ball and a chance to win at the end,” Davis told ESPN.

One of the Raiders’ wins was over Denver on Oct. 2, a 32-23 victory that was the high-water mark for the Broncos’ offense this season. Denver is averaging an NFL-worst 14.6 points, which has wasted a defense that holds opponents to the fewest per game (16.6).

The Broncos acquired Russell Wilson from Seattle in the offseason to solve their quarterback quandary. But the offense has produced just 12 touchdowns in nine games.

While Denver sinks, Wilson and head coach Nathaniel Hackett, in his first year as a head coach, are having trouble getting in sync.

“We’re close, but that’s not what we’re here for,” Hackett said. “We’re not here to be No. 1 in close games. We’re here to win football games. … We’ve got to get this stuff fixed.”

That task was made more difficult with injuries to the offense. KJ Hamler (hamstring) and Jerry Jeudy (ankle) are hurt, with Hamler expected to miss a few weeks, further depleting the wide receiver corps.

The offensive line has been hit hard by injuries, too. Center Lloyd Cushenberry III was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 8, guard Graham Glasgow left Sunday’s loss at Tennessee with a shoulder injury and guard Billy Turner was placed on IR on Monday with a knee injury.

Denver lost tackle Garrett Bolles for the season with a broken leg suffered Oct. 6.

Glasgow was able to practice limitedly Wednesday, so his chances of playing Sunday are improving. He is listed as questionable, as is safety Justin Simmons, who has been in and out of the lineup this year.

Simmons missed the Broncos’ most recent game, a 17-10 loss to the Titans, with a knee injury but practiced Wednesday.

Raiders running back Brandon Bolden did not practice on Wednesday for personal reasons, while receiver Davante Adams (abdomen) was limited. Linebacker Denzel Perryman (hip/ribs) was also limited.

–Field Level Media

Sep 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis (left) and coach Josh McDaniels during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders owner: Coach Josh McDaniels ‘doing a fantastic job’

Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis said Monday he has “no issues” with the performance of first-year coach Josh McDaniels, despite the team’s 2-7 record.

Davis told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he hasn’t soured on McDaniels, the former Denver Broncos head coach and longtime offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots.

It’s been a rough first half of the season for the Raiders. Six of their seven defeats have been by a touchdown or less, including Sunday’s 25-20 loss to the equally disappointing Indianapolis Colts at home on Sunday. Those six defeats have been by a total of 26 points.

The Raiders hired McDaniels on Jan. 31 to replace interim coach Rich Bisaccia, who guided the team to a postseason berth in 2021. The previous head coach, Jon Gruden, was fired in October after he was found to have sent inflammatory emails.

“As far as Josh goes, I have no issues,” Davis said. “I’m getting to know him a lot better. When you sign someone to a contract, don’t you expect him to fulfill the contract?”

The Review-Journal said McDaniels, 46, signed a four-year contract.

“I like Josh. I think he’s doing a fantastic job. That’s why I hired him,” Davis told the newspaper. “We did an exhaustive search and found the person we believe is going to bring the Raiders to greatness.”

The Raiders had two coaches — John Madden and Tom Flores, who combined to win three Super Bowls — in the 19-season span from 1969-87. Since Flores’ departure, the Raiders have made 17 head-coaching hires or promotions for interim head coaches in 35 seasons.

The team lost in the Super Bowl following the 2002 season under head coach Bill Callahan. They have just two playoff appearances — both wild-card losses — since.

When asked, Davis said he believes McDaniels can fill the job for the long term, replying, “Why wouldn’t I?”

–Field Level Media

Nov 13, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) attempts a pass as Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Bilal Nichols (91) looks to deflect the play during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Ryan, Colts top Raiders in Jeff Saturday’s coaching debut

Matt Ryan’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Parris Campbell with just over five minutes left rallied the visiting Indianapolis Colts to a 25-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.

Ryan went 21-for-28 passing for 222 yards with one touchdown passing and one rushing, while Jonathan Taylor rushed for 147 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown, on 22 carries.

Campbell finished with seven receptions for 76 yards as the Colts (4-5-1) ended a three-game losing streak by giving interim coach Jeff Saturday the first win of his coaching career.

Derek Carr went 24-for-38 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns, while Davante Adams finished with nine receptions for 126 yards for the Raiders (2-7), who dropped their third straight game. Josh Jacobs rushed for 78 yards and a score on 21 carries.

Ryan was playing his first game since injuring his shoulder against the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 23. It was Taylor’s first game after being sidelined with an injured ankle following a loss to the Washington Commanders on Oct. 30.

Trailing 13-7 at halftime, the Raiders took a 14-13 lead on Jacobs’ 1-yard touchdown run with 1:51 left in the third quarter.

The Colts responded two plays later. Taylor broke free for a 66-yard touchdown run, giving Indianapolis a 19-14 lead after a failed two-point conversion with just over a minute left in the third quarter.

The Raiders regained the lead when Carr hit Adams on a 48-yard touchdown for a 20-19 advantage after their own failed two-point conversion with 11:36 left in the game.

Ryan gave the Colts the lead for good when he found Campbell across the middle for a 35-yard touchdown with 5:07 left. They failed to convert on another two-point try.

The Raiders’ final drive ended when Stephon Gilmore broke up Carr’s fourth-down pass intended for Adams in the end zone with 47 seconds left.

The Colts took a 7-0 lead on Ryan’s 1-yard sneak with 3:17 left in the first quarter.

Chase McLaughlin’s 48-yard field goal extended the Colts’ lead to 10-0 with 12:38 left in the second quarter.

The Raiders pulled to within 10-7 when Foster Moreau made a diving catch in the end zone to snare Carr’s 4-yard pass with 58 seconds left in the half.

McLaughlin’s 48-yard field goal as time expired in the first half pushed Indianapolis’ advantage to 13-7.

–Field Level Media