Colts vs. Raiders: Takeaways from Oakland’s 21-17 Loss to Indianapolis

For a team that went into the game as decided underdogs, the Oakland Raiders surprised more than a few people by taking the Indianapolis Colts down to the wire before falling short 21-17 in the season opener for both teams.

Now the question for coach Dennis Allen is, where does his team go from here?

As big of a spark as quarterback Terrelle Pryor provided, there were numerous other areas in which the Raiders didn’t play so well. The running game without the quarterback was spotty at best, as was the pass protection. Defensively, there were far too many costly breakdowns that wound up being pivotal.

We examine a few of those mistakes, as well as some of the things that went right for Oakland in Week 1.

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