Broncos vs. Raiders: Best Games at Mile High

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Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) talks with Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) after the game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 47-14. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders face off for the second time this season. In the last meeting, the Broncos came away with a 16-10 win at the Coliseum. The offense struggled to find the end zone, which resulted in three Brandon McManus field goals.

However, Chris Harris Jr. gave the Broncos their only touchdown on a 75 yard interception return. Both of these teams are now headed in opposite directions, but this rivalry is one of the longest running rivalries in the NFL, but has been one sided as of recently.

Despite the fact that the Raiders hold a 60-50-2 record all time against the Broncos, the team from Denver has won the last 8 games of this series to make it closer.

Back in Week 5, I took a look at some of the best games played on the road against the Raiders whether it was in Oakland or in Los Angeles. Now for this week, I will be covering the games that were played in Denver between these two teams.

If you have any games that should have been added to this list, leave it in the comments section below. Now, let us commence the best games between the Raiders and Broncos at Mile High.

#5- October 15th, 1961

In one of the very first meetings between these two teams, the Broncos and Raiders squared off at Bears Stadium. Kind of odd not hearing Mile High, but this was a good game for both teams.

During the 1961 season, both teams struggled and finished well below .500, but this game would be the first in the series that would be decided in close fashion rather than the dominating performance the first three games brought.

The Broncos jumped out to a 14-7 lead before the Raiders took over by scoring 17 unanswered points to give them a 24-14 lead in the fourth quarter. However, the Broncos would respond in the fourth by scoring 13 unanswered points.

That would include two field goals by Jack Hill to tie the game and then win the game in regulation. The Broncos secured the 27-24 win that would tie the series back up at two a piece.

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