The Denver Broncos lost yet another close game. They were defeated in week eleven by the Raiders and the defense was at fault. Don’t get me wrong, the offense deserves plenty of blame, but in their first game featuring Klint Kubiak as the play-caller, the unit showed a bit of life and was able to move the ball a bit.
They jumped out to a 10-point lead and were able to put a couple more leads on the board for the defense to save. However, even though the offense only scored 16 points, the defense was the primary culprit for the team’s loss on Sunday.
The only legitimate weapons the Raiders had on the field on offense were Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams. You’d think that a defense as talented as Denver’s would have been able to contain at least one of them, right?
Both players were huge factors in the Raiders’ win. Adams caught two touchdown passes. He also caught seven passes for 141 yards, and Patrick Surtain II allowed the touchdown in overtime.
Josh Jacobs continued his dominance against the Broncos, rushing for 109 yards on 24 carries for a solid 4.5 yard per carry average. Mack Hollins added 52 receiving yards and Jacobs added 51 himself.
Overall, the Raiders had 407 yards of total offense and the Broncos allowed 6.6 yards per play. They were only able to sack Carr one time and allowed 20 first downs. Moreover, the Raiders had nearly double the penalties and yards as the Broncos.
Ejiro Evero’s unit has been excellent for 90% of the season, but they got absolutely worked today. The suspect rush defense did not hold up once again, and the usually strong secondary was anything but.
Even with the poor defensive performance, the Broncos had multiple leads throughout the game. It’s clear that beyond the Broncos’ inconsistent performances, the team simply does not know how to play complimentary football.
The Denver Broncos held a late lead but allowed their Week 11 game against the Las Vegas Raiders to get into overtime, where they lost.
Nathaniel Hackett adds another reason to the long list of reasons why he should be fired before he gets through his first season as coach of the Broncos.