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Broncos 16, Raiders 10

Oct. 1, 2017
Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Denver, CO

Denver's defense allows only one touchdown and has three sacks during the Broncos' victory over Oakland. Raiders QBs Derek Carr and E.J. Manuel are a combined 21 of 35 passing for 249 yards and a TD with an interception. The Broncos (3-1) limit the Raiders (2-2) to 24 rushing yards on 15 carries and Oakland is only 2 of 12 on third down conversion. The Raiders have 254 total yards, and 99 of those come on Oakland's TD drive late in the first half.

The Raiders' Derek Carr is 10 of 18 passing for 143 yards and a TD before sustaining a back injury late in the third quarter on a sack by Denver's defensive end Shelby Harris. E.J. Manuel replaces Carr and finishes 11 of 17 for 106 yards with an interception. Manuel's final pass is intercepted by safety Justin Simmons at the Denver 8 with 1:46 remaining, ending the Raiders' comeback attempt.

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio told reporters after the game that Carr had back spasms after taking a knee to the back and it "should be something that cleans up quickly".

In a matchup of two of the NFL's elite pass rushers, Oakland's Khalil Mack has two sacks and three tackles for loss while Denver's Von Miller contributes a sack and a tackle for loss.
For the second straight game, the Raiders' rushing offense is almost nonexistent with only 24 yards on 15 carries (1.6 yards per attempt). In a Week 3 loss to Washington, Oakland had 32 rushing yards.
The Raiders' Amari Cooper has only two catches for nine yards, giving him 12 receptions in four games this season.

2: Consecutive Oakland road losses to Denver after the Raiders were 5-3 against the Broncos the previous eight meetings in Denver.
7: Consecutive field-goal attempts made by Oakland rookie Giorgio Tavecchio this season. He hits a 38-yarder late in the fourth quarter to narrow the Raiders' deficit to 16-10.
93: Total yards allowed by the Raiders during the second half after Oakland surrenders 203 total yards in the first half..

The Raiders' Marquette King draws an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for 15 yards after throwing the football into the back of the Broncos' Andy Janovich after King was tackled for a 3-yard loss on a fake punt on fourth-and 11 late in the third quarter.
The Raiders lead the all-time series with the Broncos 62-52-1, including 1-1 postseason.

Updated: 10-1-2017