Gameplan: How the Denver Broncos beat the Las Vegas Raiders

Denver Broncos WR #10 Jerry Jeudy. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos WR #10 Jerry Jeudy. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 9, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) carries the ball against Denver Broncos defensive back Kareem Jackson (22) during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

What gameplan should the Denver Broncos use to beat the Las Vegas Raiders?

Like the week prior, the gameplan for the Denver Broncos against the Atlanta Falcons picked up when the team went to an up-tempo attack.

The Broncos were able to exploit their talent outside against the Falcons week secondary.

Many people believe that the offense was awful in the first half. I can’t entirely agree. Did they lack production in points? Yes. But this team is not that far off from really breaking out.

The Broncos have scored more than 27 points in back-to-back games for the first time in four years, so there might be something brewing in Denver.

Last week, I recommended the Broncos gameplan attack the Falcons’ edge in the run game and take advantage of their weak secondary play.

On defense, the Broncos focused on stopping Julio Jones with a matchup zone to keep Matt Ryan guessing.

The Broncos were able to do many of those things, just not soon enough.

Gamepplanning for the Las Vegas Raiders

To get a win this Sunday, the Broncos must keep pace with the Las Vagas Raiders at a minimum.

It will all begin and end with Drew Lock. For as nice as it would be to see a dominant ground game churn four to five yards a tote, this team is not designed for that.

Drew must begin to pick up his play to elevate those around him. This does not mean Lock has to press or do more than he is capable of. Now, Lock has a bevy of talent around him and needs to get his talented pass catchers the ball in space.

Defensively, the Broncos must do a better job of stopping the run and limiting big chunk plays.

The offense has some momentum going into this pivotal AFC West matchup, but the defense has begun to reel a bit.

Here is how the Broncos should tailor their gameplan to come away with a win Sunday.