Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders – NFL Week 10 Game Preview

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The Indianapolis Colts are set to travel to Allegiant Stadium to take on the Las Vegas Raiders in a week ten matchup. The Colts come into the game with a record of 3-5-1 and sit in second place in the AFC South. On the flip side, the Raiders enter the contest with a record of 2-6 and are at the bottom of the AFC West. While both of these teams have struggled through the first half of the season, they still have a lot of talent between the two rosters. Despite the Colts and Raiders only combining for five wins this season, this is still a game that could end up coming down to the wire. Both teams have played very inconsistently this season, and depending on what versions of the Colts and Raiders show up on Sunday, this could be a must watch game. 

Indianapolis Colts Look to Capitalize Off of the Return of Jonathan Taylor

Despite the Colts having a very disappointing start to their season, they are still far from being removed from postseason contention. They will be getting a big boost to their roster this week as star running back Jonathan Taylor is set to return from an injury that has kept him sidelined since week 8. Taylor has had a very tough opening stretch to the season on the offensive side of the ball. It appears that the team may continue to ride out quarterback Sam Ellinger through the remainder of the season, however, if he and Taylor can begin to click through the second half of the year, the Colts could end up winning the AFC South. They have a very winnable game in front of them this week against a Raiders team that looks disheveled. If Taylor and the Colts and get back on track, the Colts should be able to bring home a win on Sunday.

Las Vegas Raiders Hope to Bounce Back After Tough Back to Back Losses

The Raiders have arguably been the most disappointing team in the entire NFL this season. They made a huge splash in the offseason by trading for wide receiver Devante Adams, however, even with the addition of one of the best receivers in the league, quarterback Derrick Carr has still been struggling through this season. Along with this, the Raiders have been struggling with some injuries to key players. It is clear that this is not their year, and they are far from postseason contention. The Raiders have suffered tough back to back losses to teams that they should have defeated. First, they were defeated 27-0 by the New Orleans Saints, and in their most recent game, they were taken down 27-20 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. With all of the offensive weapons that the Raiders have, there is no reason as to why they can not win if their opponents are held to only 27 points. This is another winnable game, however, they will have to show up to take down a feisty Colts team.