|Total Net Yards||274|
|Time of Possession||27:13|
|Total Net Yards||372|
|Time of Possession||32:47|
This week's FedEx Throwback Thursday is the time Colts quarterback Andrew Luck broke through the Oakland Raiders defense for a touchdown run in the fourth quarter. The score gave Indianapolis a 21-17 lead with 5:27 to play, which the team did not relinquish. Luck finished with three total touchdowns and only five incompletions as the Colts started the 2013 season 1-0.
Colts DE Cory Redding was wired for sound for the week 1 win over the Raiders.
Nashville Recording Artist and Indiana's own Clayton Anderson performs the National Anthem before the Colts-Raiders game.
The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders perform prior to the Colts-Raiders game.
"The Pride of Mid America" Ball State University Band performs at halftime of the Colts-Raiders game.
Vick Ballard was one of the more productive Colts Sunday against Oakland. Not only did the second-year back average 4.8 yards per carry, he was flawless in pass protection in the 21-17 victory.
For 19 minutes, everything looked wonderful for the Colts, but it took a 19-yard scoring run from Andrew Luck with five minutes left, plus a defensive stop, as Indianapolis emerged with a 21-17 victory over Oakland. Afterward others offered praise for Andrew Luck.
Intro: No matter how much a defense prepares for the read-option, nothing can equate to actually defending it in live action. That was the case for the Colts defense on Sunday afternoon but the unit rose to the occasion when it had to in earning a 21-17 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Oakland Raiders visited Indianapolis for the 2013 season opener at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indy took an early two-touchdown lead, but the Raiders refused to wilt and battled back on the strength of quarterback Terrelle Pryor's running. However, quarterback Andrew Luck led the Colts on a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that resulted in a 21-17 Indy victory.
Ryan Grigson was reared in Indiana and was a part of the football culture in his native Highland and at Purdue. At the personnel helm of the Colts, Grigson has feelings about the deep heritage of football in the Hoosier State.