3 Raiders that can prevent the Colts from getting a playoff-clinching win
The Indianapolis Colts can clinch a playoff spot with a Week 17 win over the Las Vegas Raiders.
The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the hottest teams in the NFL for the second half of the season. They are currently on a three-game winning streak and are coming off wins over the Patriots and Cardinals in back-to-back primetime games.
Indy will enter its Week 17 matchup at 9-6 and have the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot with a win.
The team looking to prevent that is the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders are 8-7 and will be fighting for their own playoff hopes on Sunday.
This should be a competitive game between two teams desperately battling to achieve their goal of reaching the postseason. Although Indianapolis has been the better team as of late, Las Vegas can be dangerous.
The Raiders have won their fair share of games and have the necessary players to pull off an upset on Sunday. Here are the 3 most dangerous Las Vegas players that could prevent Indy from getting a playoff-clinching win.
Hunter Renfrow could give the Colts problems
The Raiders’ best offensive weapon, tight end Darren Waller, has been out with a knee injury since Week 12. He was also placed on the COVID list on Wednesday, so it’s very unlikely that he suits up against Indianapolis.
In Waller’s absence, third-year receiver Hunter Renfrow has stepped up for Las Vegas. Since Week 12, Renfrow has been targeted 41 times, hauling in 36 catches for 425 yards and two touchdowns.
He has become a serious weapon for the Raiders and is currently Derek Carr’s go-to guy. Their chemistry could be an issue for the Colts on Sunday.
Renfrow can move all around the field and run routes out of the slot and on the outside. That gives the Raiders the ability to be creative with play calling and target certain matchups. If Carr and Renfrow find a rhythm, Renfrow could be in line for his fourth 100-yard day in the last six weeks.