This was a game the Colts were expected to win. The Raiders were a mess of a team coming into Indy, and Brissett and company were going to smoke them. That wasn’t how the game played out. In fact, they lost the game 31-24 in a shocking upset.
Brissett didn’t follow up his performance against Atlanta with another masterpiece, but didn’t play too badly either. He finished up 24/46 for 265 yards and 3 touchdowns. He did also throw an interception, and it was the killer that ended the game because it was a pick-six.
The offense actually looked pretty decent for most of the game. They were able to move the ball consistently on the Raiders and looked good in the first half. But after Hilton caught a touchdown right before the end of the half, he had to leave the game because of a quad injury.
Hilton’s absence limited the effectiveness of the Colts offense in the second half. They didn’t have that deep threat that could take the top off the defense. Eric Ebron also had three drops in this game, so that didn’t help. But clearly the lack of Hilton hurt Brissett.
This game showed that Brissett still has a lot of growing to do. He needs to learn to be effective with other weapons that he has, especially when the run game isn’t effective either. He learned to do that in the next game against the Chiefs.