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September 8, 2013

All's well that ends well for Colts

(Continued)

Indianapolis' own quarterback is not too bad, either.

Luck directed scoring drives of 89 and 69 yards to start the game, throwing a 12-yard pass to wide reciever Reggie Wayne to cap the first series and a 20-yarder to tight end Dwayne Allen to end the second.

Allen bull-rushed a Raiders defender after his catch and dragged another into the end zone for a 14-0 lead with 10:47 remaining in the second quarter.

But the good times weren't made to last.

The Colts gained just 62 total yards on their next four possessions, and Oakland scored 17 unanswered points to take the lead.

"It's a credit to Oakland," Luck said of Indianapolis' offensive lull. "They're the ones we were playing. They put us in a tough bind. Again, we're glad we won. But we're going to go back and we'll watch the film, and we'll get better. We will improve to Week 2."

The Raiders' comeback began with an 11-play, 85-yard touchdown run dominated by Pryor. The quarterback ran three times for 51 yards on the drive, but it was running back Darren McFadden who capped it with a 1-yard touchdown dive.

Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski missed a 48-yard field goal after the Colts botched a two-minute drive opportunity just before halftime. But he made amends with a 38-yarder early in the third quarter to cut Indianapolis' lead to four points.

The Colts attempted to get aggressive on the ensuing possession, going for it on fourth-and-1 at the Raiders' 43-yard line. But Luck was sacked for a 13-yard loss, and Indianapolis turned the ball over on downs.

The Raiders appeared to take the lead as the quarter ended, but Pryor's 30-yard touchdown pass to McFadden was overturned after a replay review.

Pryor bounced back with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore six plays later, and Oakland had the lead with 11:09 to play. That pass was the capper to an impressive day overall for the quarterback, but he took no pleasure in his performance.

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