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Fourth quarter points doom Las Vegas again, this time against Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Colts outscored the Las Vegas Raiders 17-7 in the fourth quarter of a 44-27 win from Allegiant Stadium Sunday, Dec. 13.


Overall, the Colts won the second half, 24-13, over the Raiders en route to inching one step closer to securing a playoff berth.


Indianapolis is now 9-4 and still on pace to potentially win the AFC South if it can edge off the Tennessee Titans.


Las Vegas is now 7-6 and clinging onto any hope of making the playoffs as a wild card after the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West after beating the Miami Dolphins.


The Raiders will attempt to get back into the win column in the team’s first and only Thursday Night Football game against the division rival Los Angeles Chargers Dec. 17.


Not looking too far ahead, Las Vegas will have a chance to keep Miami out of the playoffs by beating them in Week 16.


Before the Raiders scored a late in the fourth quarter, a 17-0 start for the Colts took control of the game for the AFC South powerhouse.


Coming into the game, Las Vegas allowed the most points in the fourth quarter of any team in the National Football League.


A trend that continued in the team’s latest outing as Indianapolis’ running back Jonathan Taylor scored both of his touchdowns in the second half of the game.


Taylor rushed for 150 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns.


Fellow running back Nyheim Hines added 58 yards on seven carries.


Quarterback Philip Rivers went 19-for-28 for 244 yards with two touchdowns as he improved to 19-10 against the Raiders in his career.


Both of those touchdowns were caught by wide receiver T.Y. Hilton as part of his five-reception, 86-yard night.


Rivers now has 49 touchdowns against the Vegas franchise, his most against any team in the league.


Two of the Raiders’ three turnovers were committed in the fourth quarter.


Cornerback Kenny Moore II forced a fumble out of wide receiver Hunter Renfrow as the Raiders were driving down the field in hopes of cutting the game to one possession.


Moore also performed a highlight play in the second quarter when he snagged a one-hand interception away from tight end Darren Waller in the end zone.


In addition to the forced fumble and interception, Moore tallied five tackles.


Vegas’ leading defender was safety Johnathan Abram, who led the way with 14 tackles for the Raiders.


Abram left the game late in the fourth quarter with an injury after not playing last week against the New York Jets.


Quarterback Derek Carr went 31-for-45 for 316 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.


He also added 12 yards on three carries with a rushing touchdown.


Wide receiver Nelson Agholor reached the 100-yard mark on just five receptions including a touchdown grab.


Tight end Foster Moreau also snagged a touchdown on his one, 47-yard reception.


Vegas leading receiver Waller tallied 75 yards on seven catches.


Starting running back Josh Jacobs returned after missing last week’s game against the Jets.


He racked up 49 yards on 13 carries in his return.


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