Indianapolis Colts vs. Oakland Raiders: Indy Favored by Field Goal in NFL Odds

The Indianapolis Colts were successful in shutting down one of the NFL’s better rushing attacks last week, avoiding playoff elimination, and will look to do the same in their quest to cement a postseason berth with a win over the surging Oakland Raiders on the road this Sunday.

Our NFL odds have the Colts as three-point favorites in this one with an over/under set at 47 points.

Indianapolis stopped Maurice Jones-Drew, holding him to just 46 yards as they beat Jacksonville 34-24 on Sunday to forge a tie atop the South with the Jaguars, who would have claimed the division with a victory.

The Colts, who cannot clinch the division title this week, will own the tiebreakers over the Jaguars with two more wins. But first, they will need to focus once again on halting their opponent's running game as they face Oakland’s No. 6 rushing attack.

It won’t be an easy task, as the Raiders are rolling, coming off a huge win over the Denver Broncos last weekend as RB Darren McFadden turned in his second consecutive 100-yard game.

Oakland has made giant leaps this season, but unfortunately they won’t be going to the playoffs.

The entire team has improved in some way, but questions remain about whether or not QB Jason Campbell is the answer for the Raiders. Campbell had one touchdown and two interceptions last week in the win while Kyle Boller warmed up on the sidelines before the Raiders pulled away.

It’s not as if Campbell has no one to throw to, as both Jacoby Ford and Zach Miller have proven they are legitimate if they can get their hands on the ball.

The most noticeable improvement for Oakland has been its running game. McFadden has developed into a genuine No. 1 running back with 1,112 yards on the ground and another 476 yards receiving. Michael Bush has been picking up tough yards along the goal line with seven touchdowns.
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders