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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

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    I’m calling it now. McGloin comes out firing and takes us to the super bowl. Defense will play out of their minds and play elite

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Matt McGloin ‏@McGloinQB11
    Merry Christmas!! Enjoy the day!! Thank you for the support!!! #RaiderNation

  • Rik/Next/man/up

    Great call

  • rifflicks

    Because the Raiders don’t have a decent Power RB to eat up the clock and move the chains.

  • rifflicks

    BS….the Colts scored twice in hardly no time to bring it to a 1 possession game.

  • rifflicks

    I’m glad McGloin has the full week to work on his timing with the WR’s and knock off all of the rust after sitting on the bench all season……but on the other hand…… I have no concerns at all about his command of the playbook, or Musgrave feeling any need to alter the play calling/ game planning in order to compensate for McGloin.

    I can see the Donkeys throwing a lot of blitz packages at McGloin in order to rattle him…..be nice to see Musgrave work on some plays/packages to exploit that scenario

  • RaidersOrNot

    This has to be the worse xmas for me ever…even more than the year my parents were going through a tough time and they weren’t able to get me and my siblings anything.

  • rifflicks

    yep ….Christmas is all about you

  • RaidersOrNot

    Siblings and I ?

  • rifflicks

    Boo Hoo Hoo…..you’re all still alive and have internet service…..how bad can it be?……don’t own any man pants?

  • RaidersOrNot

    Wft is your problem? This was when I was growing up. I have my own kids now and able to support my family. All I wanted for xmas was for us to make a run to the super bowl healthy.

  • rifflicks

    BOO HOO HOO……who would ever think that injuries late in the season could effect the playoffs…..get a Life

  • RaidersOrNot

    Man Fux you.

  • rifflicks

    your rubber doll not holding air any more?

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    After Carr got hurt. Just like the Panthers game. We were up 33-14.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    And.. we have 3 weeks to get him prepped for our playoff run

  • rifflicks

    it still all points to not having a power running game

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Its like our team “players” collapse after Carr gets hurt. It’s happened twice this year

  • rifflicks

    that’s not carved in stone……they have to beat the Donkeys

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    No i totally agree. We need a bruiser. That huge.

  • rifflicks

    it’s called an emotional let down…..like the defeatist attitude that prevails on this blog

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    This is true. We should go in and run on the Donkeys like thre first game. We squeak by with McGloin and then we can build from there

  • rifflicks

    I don’t really care how the Raiders win it……as long as they win……and I would expect the Donkeys to game plan for a strong running attack with Carr out…..they’re going to put 8 in the box and make McGloin beat them with his arm

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    This is true. Our wrs need to help out McGloin especially in this game

  • MEX_GHOST

    Carr will be with the team Thursday or Friday to fire all the team up. The players will do it for Derek, man.

  • rifflicks

    Just catching the ball more consistently would be Huge….McGloin will have to make the Donkeys respect the Passing attack for any hope at all of establishing any semblance of a running game

  • r8eray

    Cheer up little fella ….things will only get better.

  • Jon Train

    Get a Life.

  • Jon Train

    This is a really dumb post

  • TimberRaiders

    LOL are you new to the blog? that’s just good ole riff

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Matt McGloin blocking out all the noise and media

    Levi Damien – ‏@LeviDamien

    @RaidersBeat He has all Raiders media types blocked. I was first Raiders beat writer to interview him and always liked him. I’m blocked too
    7:48 PM – 25 Dec 2016

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    29m29 minutes ago
    Ian Rapoport ‏@RapSheet
    With #Chiefs win, #Dolphins clinch the playoffs. AFC participants locked in: #Patriots, #Raiders, Steelers, #Texans, #Chiefs, #Dolphins.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Tom Pelissero ‏@TomPelissero
    Last Super Bowl champ to miss playoffs was #Ravens 3 years ago. Difference is #Broncos didn’t blow up an aging roster. This one will sting.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    I have faith in my Raiders. We will give the NFL a run for their money in the postseason. Super Bowl here we come!

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    2m2 minutes ago
    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien
    I don’t think either the #Raiders or #Broncos are going to be putting their final game on the arm of the QB

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Levi Damien ‏@LeviDamien
    #Truth https://twitter.com/BIrvin_WVU11/status/813253305459609600

  • Raiderkoolaid

    Think again. McGloin is a gunslinger, and if the Raiders can dominate the game with the run they will, but if Denver is stacking up to stop the run then McGloin will be chucking it.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Look for our te/wrs showing out

  • Raiderkoolaid

    McGloin is about to earn himself a big contract in free agency.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    McGloin has the biggest chip on shoulder in the NFL. The doubters will be suprised

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    WELP

    15m15 minutes ago
    Vic Tafur ‏@VicTafur
    Paxton Lynch vs. Matt McGloin? https://twitter.com/RyanKoenigsberg/status/813248929886257152

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    History lesson for the doubters

    1980 — Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders
    The legendary Raiders QB came in for injured starter Dan Pastorini in 1979, threw five interceptions in his first action off the bench but collected himself and led the Raiders to the Super Bowl in 1980. Plunkett and the Raiders made history as the first Wild Card team to ever win it all. Throwing for three TDs in the game, he took home Super Bowl MVP honors, one of only four players to win MVP and the Heisman Trophy (Roger Staubach, Marcus Allen, and Desmond Howard are the others).

    Proving it was no fluke, Plunkett came off the bench again in 1983 for starter Marc Wilson and got the Los Angeles Raiders back to the Super Bowl, where they beat Washington.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Why he said this?

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Because Chiefs won and we have to win at Denver to win the West. If KC lost tonight we would of clinched tonight

  • MEX_GHOST

    After he wins the SB for us we will have to tag him (franquise), Just like the Patriots did with Cassel.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Aahh OK. I know we needed the KC “L” but didnt relate the game with the comment.

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Folks.. Carr will retire a Raider. He put his stamp in this franchise..

  • BRRUUUCCCEEE (baby Al)

    Just Win Baby ‏@oakland43
    @LouisMFranklin @majdbabukr @VicTafur well Den had a lot of injuries today: wolfe, williams, webster on top of brandon marshall tj ward..

  • Aussie Raider

    So if we beat Denver we get a first round bye.
    Lose to Denver and we play Houston.

  • rifflicks

    Dumbest Post of the Month