The Broncos face the Oakland Raiders in Oakland this week. The last time the Broncos and Raiders met, the Raiders ran the Broncos into the ground with 190 rushing yards.
Now they’re trying to beat them in the air as well. Carson Palmer will have a better feel for the football in his second game this year, and the team just signed receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a one-year deal.
The Raiders are ranked 23rd in passing averaging 211.7 yards per game. Darrius Heyward-Bey is currently leading the team in receiving with 72.4 yards per game, but he has just one touchdown all year.
To help Palmer in his “comeback,” the team signed the Houshmanzdah who played with Palmer in Cincinnati for five seasons. The 6’2″ receiver will be an added threat down field. He has 7,091 receiving yards and 43 career touchdowns. His best season came in ’07-’08 when he had 112 catches for 1,143 yards and 12 touchdowns.
This is the type of move that Al Davis could have made if he were alive. It comes at a time when the Broncos are ranked 19th against the pass.