It was a close call against Indianapolis, but in the end the Raiders couldn't draw up enough magic to pull off the upset.
Here are some of the key/historical numbers from the game – both positive and not so positive.
112 rushing yards: Terrelle Pryor rushed for 112 yards (8.6 per carry average); setting by far the Raiders' single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback. Rich Gannon was the previous record holder with 85 rushing yards (7.08 avg.) against the San Francisco 49ers in 2000, followed by Tom Flores’ 78-yard rushing performance (19.5 avg.) against the Denver Broncos in 1960… Previously the best Week One rushing performance by a Raiders QB belonged to Jeff Hostetler. In 1995, "The Hos" rushed for 46 yards (11.5 avg.) against the San Diego Chargers in the Raiders’ first game back in Oakland.
Another look at 112: Pryor’s 112 rushing yards was also the fifth-best rushing performance by a Raider in a Week One game. Darren McFadden’s 150 rushing yards at Denver in the 2011 season opener is the top mark. Followed by: 2. Marcus Allen, 136 yds at GBY, 1987; 3. Charlie Garner, 127 yds vs. SEA, 2002; 4. Allen, 116 yds at SFO, 1982.
2 interceptions: The downside of Pryor’s performance was the two interceptions he threw. When the Raiders' QBs throw two or more interceptions in a game (looking back at the last 100 such games), the Raiders lose 81% of the time.
0 takeaways: The Raiders had zero takeaways against the Colts. They've now lost their last 12 games (going back to 2010) in which they haven’t caused a turnover.
+98 total yards difference: The Raiders out-gained the Colts 372-274. It was the 12th time in the last five years that the Raiders have out-gained an opponent by 98 yards or more; it was the fourth time they've lost with such a performance (since 2009).
127 rushing yards: The Raiders limited the Colts to 127 yards rushing. It’s the fourth game in a row – going back to game #14 of 2012 – that the Raiders have limited their opponent to 127 rushing yards or less. They’re 1-3 during that span.
8-7: The Raiders now have an all-time record of 8-7 (playoffs included) vs. the Colts. This was the fourth consecutive game that the Raiders have dropped to the Colts; with the last three loses being by a touchdown or less... The Raiders’ record in Indianapolis is an even 2-2.
4-14: This was the Raiders’ first-ever trip to the Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium. Since 2000, the Raiders have a record of 4-14 when traveling to a stadium for the first time. The wins: 2000, at Indianapolis Colts (RCA Dome) 38-31; 2002, at Pittsburgh Steelers (Heinz Field) 30-17; 2005, at Washington Redskins (FedExField) 16-13; 2008, at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium) 31-24.
0-1: Unfortunately, 0-1 starts have become all too common for the Raiders. Ten of the last 11 seasons have begun with a 0-1 record.
25-29: The Raiders have an all-time Week One record of 25-29. However, it’s the end not the beginning that matters. The franchise has tallied 28 winning seasons, 7 seasons at .500, and 18 losing seasons.