5 Keys For A Oakland Raiders Victory Against Indianapolis Colts

December 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's Week 16 and who would have thought the Oakland Raiders would be in playoff contention. That being said, this is a must win game.
The first and most important is the defensive line. Richard Seymour (hopefully), Tommy Kelly, Matt Shaughnessy, Lamarr Houston and John Henderson must control the line of scrimmage. Peyton Manning is not a quarterback that holds onto the ball. If he gets time, he will pick apart any defense. It is of the utmost importance for the D-Line, which has contributed 24 of 40 sacks this season, and tied for third in the league in total sacks, to get pressure early and often in the game.
The Colts have a pair of very good if not great wide receivers in Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon. Nnamdi must shut down Reggie Wayne, who thus far has 99 receptions for 1247 yards and five touchdowns. If Nnamdi can take Wayne out of the game, it will give the defensive line more time to get after Manning. The Colts will ...

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