The playoff race in the AFC is tight. The Colts entered the game tied with the Titans for the top spot in the AFC South, but with the Titans currently holding the tiebreaker, the Colts are fighting for one of the 3 wild card spots. This weekend the Colts traveled to Las Vegas to take on another team battling for one of those wild card spots, the Raiders, who only sit a game behind the Colts in the standings.
The Colts flexed their muscles right from the beginning taking a 10-0. Vegas would answer with a 14-0 run of their own, but a couple of Colts field goals would give Indy the 20-14 edge heading into the halftime break.
Scoring went back and forth in the 3rd, but the quarter was highlighted by a 62-yard run from Jonathan Taylor. Taylor added another touchdown to start the 4th, giving the Colts a 14-point lead. The final dagger would be a 50-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Khari Willis putting the Colts up 24. Vegas would add one more score, but it would not be enough. The Colts beat the Raiders 44-27 improving to 9-4 on the year and remaining tied with the Titans for 1st place in the AFC South.
Jonathan Taylor dominated with 150 yards on 20 carries and 2 touchdowns. T.Y. Hilton continued his hot streak with 86 yards and 2 touchdowns on 5 catches. The Colts come back home next week for an AFC South showdown with the Titans.