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Broncos 37, Raiders 6

Peyton Manning throws for three touchdowns and Denver's defense manhandles Oakland's impotent offense in the Broncos' blowout of the Raiders before an announced crowd of 76,787 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sept. 30, 2012.

Denver (2-2) breaks open a close game with three touchdowns in the third quarter, including two on Manning scoring passes.

The Broncos end a four-game home losing streak against the Raiders.

The Raiders (1-3) have only 237 total yards compared to 503 for the Broncos, who snap a two-game losing streak. Oakland has only 74 total yards and no points in the second half.

Oakland is held to 56 rushing yards, including 34 by Darren McFadden on 13 carries.

Sebastian Janikowski accounts for the Raiders' only points with two first-half field goals.

Denver stops Oakland's seven-game road winning streak against AFC West opposition. The Raiders previously last dropped a division road game on Nov. 1, 2009 (a 24-16 loss at San Diego).


QB Peyton Manning — Throws for 338 yards and 3 TDs on 30 of 38 passing with an efficiency rating of 130.0.

Broncos defense — The unit allows only two field goals and 237 total yards, including 56 rushing yards.

RB Willis McGahee — Has 112 rushing yards on 19 carries and a TD. He also contributes 6 catches for 23 yards.

K Sebastian Janikowski — Makes 38-yard and 24-yard field goal attempts

WR Denarius Moore — Has 71 receiving yards on 4 catches.

P Shane Lechler — Averages 49.4 yards on 7 punts. He has punts of 68 and 62 yards.

The Broncos limit the Raiders' Darren McFadden to 34 rushing yards on 13 attempts. His longest run is for 8 yards. In the previous four games between the AFC West rivals, McFadden torched Denver for 508 rushing yards and 3 TDs.

The Raiders surrender 21 third-quarter points as the Broncos build a 31-6 advantage. Oakland has been outscored 55-7 in the third quarter this season. Under new coach Dennis Allen — Denver's defensive coordinator last season — the Raiders have allowed more points over the first four games (125) than in any season except 1961 and 1962.
The Broncos' Willis McGahee has 112 rushing yards, his 32nd career 100-yard game, the most by any active player.
The Raiders are 1 for 12 on third down efficiency, and score only six points on three possessions inside the Denver 21-yard line.

"It was nothing more than a good, old-fashioned butt-whupping."

Raiders QB Carson Palmer

"Yeah, it's clicking. We lost to two great teams (Atlanta and Houston). It wasn't like it was an easy walk we were supposed to breeze through."

Broncos RB Willis McGahee

"It's hard to play against Peyton Manning no matter what. He's a Hall of Fame quarterback and there's a reason he's a Hall of Fame quarterback. But we've got the guys that we have, and that's who we've got to go out and play with and we've got to play at an NFL level."

Raiders coach Dennis Allen

0: Raiders sacks on Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Oakland has only 3 sacks in the season's first four games.
22:35: Oakland time of possession compared to a whopping 37:25 for Denver.
275: Combined rushing yards by the Broncos' Willis McGahee against the Raiders the past two games. He had 163 rushing yards in Denver's 38-24 win at Oakland on Nov. 6, 2011.

The Raiders’ 31-point loss to the Broncos is Oakland’s second-most lopsided defeat to Denver in the series that began in 1960. The most lopsided Denver win over Oakland is a 44-7 Broncos triumph on Sept.5, 1962.

The home team wins for only the second time in the past nine games between the Raiders and Broncos. Oakland beat visiting Denver 39-23 on Dec. 19, 2010.
The Broncos improve to 12-2 in September games since 2002.
The Broncos do not punt — only the fifth time that has occurred in franchise history.

Updated: 09-30-2012


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