One of the most heated rivalries in the NFL — Broncos-Raiders — the ultimate historic NFL battle. These two teams hate each other, and this year is no different. Former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio left the team this offseason for his dream job as the coach of the Raiders, and they have been so-so to start the season with a record of 2-2.
The Broncos are 4-0 this season, but for some reason most people don’t want to give them any respect. When they had a high-flying offense, everyone was quick to jump on the bandwagon. Now that it’s the defense that is dominant (the top defense in the NFL this season) people think it’s some kind of fluke 4-0.
I guess that’s the power of Peyton Manning as the figure-head of the team.
This Broncos-Raiders matchup is very interesting for a number of reasons, but the biggest thing this one will come down to is going to be whether or not Derek Carr can make enough plays against this Denver D in order to put the Raiders in position to win.
This will probably be the most pumped up Oakland has been about a football game in a long time, and fresh off of a loss to the Chicago Bears, they’re going to be as hungry as ever.
Because we care about you, here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s game for your viewing pleasure.
WHAT: Week 5 NFL regular season matchup
WHEN: Sunday, October 11th, 1:25 PT; 2:25 MT
WHERE: O.CO Coliseum
TV Broadcast Map
NFL Red Zone channel (NFL app)
NFL Game Pass (after the game)
Mid-70s, 0% chance of precipitation, 12 mph wind
NFL Ranks (Broncos)
Points Per game: 24.3 (11th); Allowed: 17.3 (2nd)
Yards Per game: 304 (27th); Allowed: 275.5 (1st)
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