Broncos vs. Raiders TV Info, Streaming, and Prediction


It’s the final week of the regular season for every NFL team, and for this Denver Broncos fan, it’s hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday we were all getting ready for the Broncos to take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night football, a game that would kick off the 2014 season and start the rebuilding process of a team that was just drubbed in the Super Bowl.

Now, the Super Bowl was nearly a year ago. The week before the Broncos went into the playoffs on a bye week last season, they traveled to Oakland to take on the Raiders where Peyton Manning and the majority of starting players on the team played just one half of football. The Broncos cruised to a win, ending their season with a record of 13-3 and looking ready to take on the playoffs.

This year, the Broncos are facing the same week 17 foe, except this time they face off in Denver where the Broncos will host their first playoff game. The question at this point is, will it be a home game after a bye week, or will it be in the Wild Card round? Right now, there are seemingly more questions than answers for a team that only has four losses, but the Broncos are a really, really good team, and people seem to still doubt.

The reasons for doubting are, in all honesty, pretty valid. However, this Broncos team has proven over the course of this season that they can win tough games. The biggest question is — can they beat New England on the road? Unless there is an upset in round two, it appears as though the Broncos are on a collision course with New England for the AFC championship game in Foxboro.

But before they worry about that, they are preparing for Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders, who have actually showed some life in the second half of the season with three victories. The Raiders have two young cornerstone pieces for their franchise in Carr and Khalil Mack, their top two picks from this year’s NFL Draft, and will be the pieces they build around moving forward.

Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s game against Oakland, as the Broncos look to improve to 12-4 to close out 2014.

Who: Denver Broncos (11-4) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-12)

What: NFL Regular Season, Week 17

When: Sunday, December 28th, 2014 — 2:25 PM MT

Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High — Denver, CO

Why: Because, football

TV Information — CBS Sports (Greg Gumbel, Trent Green)


This is a game where the Broncos are heavily favored, and they should be. They started off really poorly against the Raiders last time these two teams played, and this game, they will have an emphasis on starting fast and finishing well. The Broncos know after that Cincinnati game that they need to cut down on mistakes and play more disciplined football on special teams and be more disciplined tacklers.

Against Oakland, the Broncos forced the ball into Derek Carr’s hands and he couldn’t get it done. He is a good, young player who is going to make plays, but the Broncos are simply too much for Oakland at this point. Going for an 8-0 home record, the Broncos will look to put Oakland to 0-8 on the road this season, and I think they’ll get it done relatively easily.

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