Denver Broncos: 5 matchups team must win vs the Las Vegas Raiders
The Denver Broncos have to win these five matchups against the Las Vegas Raiders.
4. Win the Field Position Battle and Time of Possession.
The Denver Broncos have not given up the football a ton on offense so far this season, with Teddy Bridgewater throwing just one interception. Drew Lock, in his 12-of-21 effort against the Baltimore Ravens, threw one interceptions in that game as well.
According to FootballOutsiders.com, the Denver Broncos rank sixth in average starting field position, at the 30.08 yard-line. Denver ranks third in Time of Possession per drive at 3 minutes and 15 seconds.
That really is not far from being in first place in the category: The Cleveland Browns have an average time of possession of 3 minutes and 18 seconds, while the Kansas City Chiefs lead the league at 3 minutes and 26 seconds.
The Broncos are in the middle of the league in terms of scoring red zone touchdowns.
The biggest thing is to keep the Raiders’ offense off the field. The longer Ruggs, Jacobs, and Waller are on the field, the worse off the Denver Broncos will be on Sunday.
Control the clock, get a convincing lead, and play smash-mouth football.