Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders
Sunday – November 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Oakland Coliseum – Oakland – California
Records Before the Game
Denver Broncos (6-2, 2-1 Away)
Oakland Raiders (6-2, 1-2 Home)
Oakland is the big surprise of the AFC West this season. Normally cellar dwellers, they are in first place in the division and getting better with every game. But there’s a problem… The NFL champions are in the same division. I’m a huge Broncos fan and the team needs to go into enemy territory and hit the Raiders right in the mouth. That’s the only way the Broncos can get on track. It’s the only way to stop the momentum that the Raiders have coming into this game.
Why you shouldn`t watch this game
You promised to take the family to CiCi’s pizza if they let you watch the Cowboy game. You’re really not a Cowboys fan, but Dak and Easy-E and Dez are putting on a show.
Why you should watch this game
Will this be the turning point for the Raiders? If the Broncos fall in the Black Hole will they be able to make it back? These are questions that need to be answered.
Offensive Game Plan
Rookie Devontae Booker was cleared to play on Friday. He has to hit the A gap with power, the Raiders defensive line struggles on the right side. So, getting to the second tier of the defense is key. The Broncos offensive line has to protect Trevor Siemian in the passing game. Quick passes will be key in the game. Khalil Mack is the difference maker on defense. If you block him, you can do anything you want on offense. I believe the Broncos offense will be just fine.
Defensive Game Plan
Derek Carr is the man under center. He has 2321 yards passing and 17 touchdowns already. Micheal Crabtree, Armani Cooper and Seth Roberts have 12 receiving touchdowns between them. Aqib Talib is out for this one and Chris Harris will be busy covering the Raiders receivers on the right side of the defensive line. Latavius Murray and DeAndre Washington will split rushing duties behind that shifty Raiders offensive line. The Broncos defense has the chance to change their fortune this season by locking down the wide receivers and forcing the Raiders to run the ball.
The winner of this game takes control of the division. The Broncos will have to play a mistake free game to leave California with a win. I’m picking Denver by 3 in this game!