Oakland Raiders Coming to Town: Why the Denver Broncos Need To Win This Week

October 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Raiders like coming to Denver. The past two years, the Raiders have come on the road into Denver and beaten up on the Broncos. Last year, coming off of a beat down by Peyton Manning in Denver (again), the Broncos (8-5) at home faced a dismal Raiders team (4-9).
If they could have taken care of the struggling Raiders, led by JaMarcus Russell, they may have gotten into the playoffs by winning two of the remaining three games of the season.
But it didn’t turn out that way.
The Broncos were beaten by a 10-yard touchdown pass by Russell to Chaz Schilens with 35 seconds remaining. In last season's home contest, the Raiders running backs chewed up 241 yards. The Raiders leading rushers Michael Bush and Darren McFadden ran for 133 yards and 74 yards respectively. Stopping the Raiders on the ground remains a key priority for the Broncos this week as well.
For the Broncos' season, this game is pivotal. This game is the first game against a divisional rival and it co...

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