Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:16 PM
Denver Broncos 27 - Oakland Raiders 3
The Denver Broncos traveled to Oakland and avenged their only division loss of the season with a convincing 27-3 win over the Raiders. Unlike last time, the Denver D showed up big time, holding the Raiders in check for most of the game. Darren McFadden's uniform switch didn't hurt either, as he had a big game against his former team.
Brock Osweiler was 10 of 18 for 223 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs. He was a bit uneven though, as he missed several wide open receivers in the red zone early in the game. Once he started to find his favorite target though, things turned around.
Terrelle Pryor was 7 of 15 for 97 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT.
DMC had only 7 carried but made the most of them, galloping for 121 yards and 2 TDs. McGahee saw a lot of short yardage work, especially with the game in hand, and carried 11 times for 19 yards.
Slaton carried 11 times for 41 yards, while Pryor had 2 for 24.
Demaryius Thomas had another huge game, catching 5 balls for 165 yards and a TD to do most of the damage for the Broncos.
Jacoby Ford had 2 catches for 50 yards for the Raiders.
The Broncos got an interception from Joe Haden and forced fumbles from DJ Williams and Joe Mays. Justin Bannan recovered both fumbles and also had a sack. Von Miller and Derek Wolfe had sacks of their own.
The Raiders got sacks from Justin Durant and Shawntae Spencer.
gg Tanabeo! Definitely played infinitely better in this one than I did in our last matchup. Especially on defense.
The Broncos move to 9-4, and can clinch the division with a loss this week by the Chargers (the Chiefs may need to lose as well, I'd have to do the math on that one). In any case, their magic number for the division is 1, which accomplishes what I wanted to do before heading on vacation. Now let's hope I don't get too rusty with a week and a half off from Madden...