The Raiders were en route to one glorious Saturday. They were whooping the Indianapolis Colts, thanks to touchdowns on five straight series. Instant replays were pre-written. Storylines were flushed in articles ready to post. Then that afternoon went pitch black.
Quarterback Derek Carr broke his right fibula while getting sacked on one of just three quarterback pressures allowed all day long. The Raiders championship aspirations took a gut shot, and the Raiders must recover well and stay poised without their unquestioned leader.
Here are five takeaways on how the Raiders move on after a rough day in Oakland.