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Live updates: Raiders vs. Colts on Christmas Eve

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Get live scoring updates, news and analysis Saturday at 1:05 p.m. when the Raiders face the Indianapolis Colts at the Coliseum.

The Raiders (11-3) clinched their first playoff berth since 2002 last week, but are hoping to clinch the AFC West title this weekend. A Raiders win Saturday, coupled with a Chiefs loss on Sunday, would give Oakland the division title.

Meanwhile, the Colts (7-7) need to win in order to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. Indianapolis, though, comes into Oakland having won four straight road games.

The Colts are led by former Stanford star quarterback Andrew Luck, who has thrown for 3,631 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Derek Carr has also put up strong numbers for the Raiders at quarterback, with 3,705 yards and 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Carr has struggled somewhat over the past two games with a right pinkie injury that’s led to just a 36-for-71 passing performance.

You’ll find more Raiders coverage at MercuryNews.com/sports/oakland-raiders

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Jon Becker

  • MEX_GHOST

    Ah OK. Re-rescheduled. Originally they said the surgery would be yesterday.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Yep

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Texans coach O’Brien on Red Rifle Jr. https://twitter.com/McClain_on_NFL/status/813486066351177733

  • rifflicks

    Denver’s game plan is obvious……stack the box…. stuff the run…. and make McGloin prove he can move the chains and score in the redzone with his arm.
    From here on out the Raider WRs must eliminate the dropped balls and make good pre-snap reads at the LOS. …..on passing downs Walford has to put his man pants on too, and fight thru traffic to find the open seams to give McGloin a consistent target option. ….if McGloin can establish the quick short to intermediate passing game opponents will have to shift the defense to cover it and that will open up the running lanes.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    We need our defense to play elite

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Right here is where McGloin will earn his check with us. We could keep him at the end of the season

  • rifflicks

    Denver sucks offensively, but their Defense is still a force to reckon with …..the Raiders will have to score to win.

    JDR has to over empathize that the Raiders can’t afford any penalties…..they will be drive killers, putting the Raiders in long and obvious passing situations, and as much as I like McGloin he is no Carr.

  • rifflicks

    nope…..no money to keep McGloin with Carr and Mack (among others) with big contracts looming

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Mcgloin needs help from all 3 phases. We can’t put too much weight on his shoulders

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Conner takes over at #2?

  • rifflicks

    most likely another veteran FA

  • rifflicks

    McGloin is not totally helpless ……he just can’t afford for his teammates to make stupid mistakes

  • nolarick

    Merry Christmas, brother. Hope all is well and that Santa was good to you this year.

  • rifflicks

    He brought me a new Edelbrock manifold and a 600 cfm Holley for my 77 F150 project.
    Hope all went good for you too

  • nolarick

    Nice! It was good. Santa got me some new Magpul furniture for one of my AR builds and a new pair of boots.

  • rifflicks

    good thing Santa didn’t have to deliver them in Calif.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Vic Tafur
    1h1 hour ago
    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Del Rio said McGloin is “competitive, attacks his preparation, is fearless and plays with a chip on his shoulder

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Asked about TV shot w/ Mark Davis saying “run” on play Carr hurt, Del Rio said, “We won by 1 score. Wanted to keep pedal down against Luck”

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    1h1 hour ago
    Eddie Paskal ‏@EddiePaskal
    JDR has spoken to Derek Carr; said the quarterback’s spirits were “excellent.”

    “He’s all about the team, being there for the team.”

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    3h3 hours ago
    Sam Monson ‏@PFF_Sam
    #Raiders C Rodney Hudson has gone six straight games without allowing pressure of any kind.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Josh Dubow
    Josh Dubow – Verified account ‏@JoshDubowAP

    Broncos favored by 2.5 over #Raiders. That’s smallest line for Oak at Den since Den was -1 on 12/30/01 #VegaslovesMcGloin
    4:46 PM – 26 Dec 2016

  • Raiderkoolaid

    Raiders game plan should be pretty simple too. Pass against a stacked box, and then run it when they back off.

  • rifflicks

    You come to that conclusion without help?

  • idahoraiderfan33

    That’s Mark’s franchise QB, a dude he’s going to pay 120M or so here pretty soon..
    Heck ya he yelled that!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    I want to see him attack the Donk defense

  • idahoraiderfan33

    I bet Mark ripped into JDR and his staff behind those closed doors!!
    WTF were you guys doing passing the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Carr is a TOTAL team player!! Team first with Derek Carr

  • idahoraiderfan33

    This is an amazing stat!! 6 games without allowing pressure of any kind, wow

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Mad Matt McGloin

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Wouldn’t you yell that as well?????

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The Cowboys will dink and dunk into the playoffs with a rookie QB and RB

    We can play that kind of game with our run game and McGloin

  • idahoraiderfan33

    The RAIDER OL is just as good as the Cowboy OL, in fact better in the pass game..
    See that TD they just threw, McGloin can make that same throw!!

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    NEW POST

  • MEX_GHOST

    Yep! Connor was drafted to be our backup for the next 2-3 years.

  • Raidermarty

    The real pisser about the injury was that Carr went down playing possibly the best ball of his career. He was shredding the colts d brilliantly mixing the pass and run and it was a beautiful thing to see. we can beat anyone when Carr plays his best

  • Raidermarty

    What was lost in the Carr injury debacle is the fact that if we beat the broncos on Sunday we will tie a franchise record for regular season wins (13) and set a record for most wins in a 16 game schedule. If you would have told me we would accomplish that this year I would have said you’re crazy