As the Denver Broncos look to end their season on a high note for 2019, it would make it all the sweeter if they could eliminate the Oakland Raiders.
The season ends on December 29th for the Denver Broncos. For the fourth straight season, the season will end in the regular season as the team failed to reach the postseason. There are a few things that the Denver Broncos can avoid.
The most important thing is that they can eliminate the Oakland Raiders from the postseason. And so far, they are in a dog fight to make sure that happens. There have not been a lot of haymakers thrown, but Denver has absorbed some of the big time punches from the Raiders to keep this game close.
The first drive from the Oakland Raiders looked bad, but it appeared they shot themselves in the foot with a false start. Then Derek Carr missed Hunter Renfrow in the end zone, which led to a missed 39 yard field goal to keep it scoreless.
Denver and Oakland would trade field goals to give them three points each. But perhaps the biggest blow absorbed by the Broncos was shutting down the Raiders on a goal to go situation. Hunter Renfrow appeared to have a touchdown but was ruled down at the six inch line.
Oakland went for it on fourth down on a full back run, and were stuffed. That fourth down stop was the first one Denver recorded since 2017. And Jon Gruden was not happy when his attempt to challenge the spot ended up standing as called.
Oakland tried to get things going before the half, but Trey Marshall made perhaps the biggest play of the game by ripping the football out and recovered it.
Denver would take full advantage as Drew Lock drove the team down the field. And it would result in Andrew Beck’s first NFL touchdown.
There is still 30 minutes left in this game. Hopefully the Denver Broncos can wake up on offense and get something going. And please stop Darren Waller. The Raiders will receive the football to start the second half. Here is hoping the Broncos can end the season with a win. Let’s go Broncos!