DENVER BRONCOS

RECORD (3-1)
DIVISION RECORD (2-0)
NEXT OPPONENT BYE

OAKLAND RAIDERS

RECORD (2-2)
DIVISION RECORD (0-1)
NEXT OPPONENT vs. Baltimore Ravens

BOX SCORE:

1 2 3 4 F
DENVER BRONCOS  10  0  6  0  16
OAKLAND RAIDERS  0  7  0  10

KEY PLAYER: C.J. ANDERSON

Running the ball effectively is a great way for a team to manage the clock. In Denver,  C.J. Anderson came to play against the Raiders. He finished the game with 20 carries for 95 yards with his biggest run going for 40 yards. Anderson was able to create a lot of space when he got good reads on his cutbacks or a wide enough hole to run through. He also had 4 receptions for 17 yards.

GAME RECAP AND ANALYSIS

The Denver Broncos managed to escape a late comeback attempt by the Oakland Raiders. It was a much needed win for Denver who are heading into their Bye for Week 5. The Broncos lead the entire game, but almost let quarterback E.J. Manuel bring the Raiders back.

The game started out quick for Quarterback Trevor Siemian and the Broncos offense. Siemian was able to find tight end A.J. Derby for a 22-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Brandon McManus would late add on a field goal which gave Denver a 10-0 lead heading into the second quarter.

But quarterback Derek Carr was able to sting the Denver defense in the second quarter. He found receiver Johnny Holton for a 64-yard touchdown pass that would pule the Raiders within 3 by halftime.

The second half seemed quite different as both teams struggled offensively. The Broncos would end up scoring six more points off of two McManus field goals in the 3rd quarter. In the fourth, Oakland only managed a field goal, but could have potentially won the game if it wasn’t for a interception by Manuel. He tried to launch it downfield and safety Justin Simmons came up with it to secure a Denver win.

The win came at a great time for the Broncos, who lost to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.  Denver will get some rest before they face the New York Giants Week 6 in Denver.

Oakland had quite the scare with around five minutes left in the 3 quarter after Carr went down with an apparent back injury. Coach Jack Del Rio said that he is just suffering back spasms after taking a knee to his back.

Finally, the game also showcase two elite pass rushers in DE Khalil Mack and LB Von Miller. Both guys were able to pressure the quarterbacks and create opportunity for other defensive players.  Mack finished the game with 2 sacks and and Miller had one.

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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.
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Team Manager for Armchair Broncos , The ArmChair All-Americans, LLC
I’m a Denver, Colorado native that loves almost all sports. I have a beautiful daughter that means the world to me and she also loves to watch sports. Sometimes I can be very opinionated when debating or discussing sports, but if you love a team you will definitely debate it out to the fullest. I like to be adventurous and experience the outdoors, play sports with friends, golf when I have the time and experience new foods and activities. I also want to visit other ballparks and stadiums to support Colorado teams and experience the culture at those venues. So feel free to debate or discuss sports with me anytime even if we don’t agree.

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