The Raiders’ win on Sunday over the rival Broncos was as impressive as any they had this season. Not because it was perfect, but because despite its imperfections, they just kept coming, and ultimately put a beatdown on the Broncos in every phase of the game.
Early on it was the defense and special teams that was doing the heavy lifting. The offense hadn’t really gotten going and the score reflected that. It was 10-6 at the half and 13-6 heading into the final minute of the third quarter. Then the Raiders broke through. First by gouging the Broncos on the ground, then by taking the ball away twice.
In less than six minutes of game clock, the Raiders went from a 13-6 lead to a 30-6 lead. And by the end, they had taken the ball away five times and beat the Broncos 37-12 to improve to 6-3 on the season and 3-0 in the division.