A Simple Way For The Raiders To Beat The Colts
At the beginning of the season when everybody was looking at the schedule there was a game in week 16 that a lot of people thought was a no-contest. The Raiders against the Colts looked like a game that the Colts would easily take en route to a division crown.
But the season has not gone according to plan. The Colts are 8-6 and the Raiders are 7-7 and both teams are still fighting for a playoff spot as division champions.
Nobody could have seen this coming. A Colts team led by Peyton Manning is struggling at 8-6 and is in jeopardy of missing the playoffs for the first time in years.
So why have the Colts been so… average this year? There are a few reasons, but I will only list two. One of them is because they have a great young receiver who seems to have a glass skull with his weekly concussions and the other reason is something the Raiders should be able to exploit.
The other reason is the Colts are ranked 28th in run defense in the NFL. Just ask the Raiders, who have long struggled in run defense, how hard it is to win if you can’t stop the run. Speaking of the Raiders, they are ranked 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards.
Call me crazy, but I think the Raiders have a real chance at winning this game. And yes, it is because of Darren McFadden and Michael bush running through the weak run defense of the Colts.| Austin Collie, Darren McFadden, Indianapolis Colts, Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders, Peyton Manning