Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Andrew Luck tossed two touchdown passes
and ran for the go-ahead score, as the Indianapolis Colts survived with a
21-17 opening day win over the Oakland Raiders.
Trailing 17-14 midway through the final period, Luck scampered 19 yards to the
end zone to give the Colts a lead, which they held thanks to a timely
interception by Antoine Bethea with 31 seconds remaining.
Luck finished 18-of-23 with 178 yards for the Colts (1-0), who surprised many
by grabbing a wild card spot last season with an 11-5 record. Reggie Wayne
caught eight passes for 96 yards and a score and Vick Ballard gained 63 yards
on the ground.
Terrelle Pryor, making his second career start for Oakland (0-1), completed
19-of-29 passes for 217 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. He also
ran for 112 yards, setting a Raiders record for rushing yards by a
Darren McFadden added 48 yards and a touchdown on the ground for the Raiders,
while Rod Streater reeled in five passes for 70 yards.