The Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 26-13 on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. QB
The Raiders won the coin toss and deferred their choice to the second half. The Broncos elected to receive the game’s opening kickoff. WR Trindon Holliday returned K
Denver drove deep into Raiders territory but a sack on 3rd and 8 by DE
Goodson scooped up the ensuing kickoff on the second hop and returned it 18 yards to the Oakland 19. A few plays later, Palmer hit rookie WR
Prater capped a 10-play, 64-yard drive with a 34-yard field, which gave Denver a 13-0 lead with 13:39 left in the 2nd quarter.
Goodson fielded the ensuing kickoff in the end zone for a touchback. The Raiders went three-and-out and Holliday called for and made a fair catch of the 59-yard punt at the Denver 17. CB
Palmer capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive with a 6-yard TD pass to RB Darren McFadden. Janikowski’s extra point was good the Denver’s lead was cut to 13-7 with 1:59 left in the 2nd quarter.
Janikowski’s ensuing kickoff sailed out of the back of the end zone for a touchback and the Broncos started at the Denver 20. The Broncos drove to midfield before the Raiders forced a punt. WR
The Raiders drive stalled just past midfield and Denver took over at the Broncos 9 after a Lechler punt and a fair catch. The Broncos drive stalled at the Raiders 2 and Prater came on for a chip-shot field goal. Prater’s 20-yard FG capped a 10-play, 89-yard drive and gave the Broncos a 16-7 lead with 7:30 left in the 3rd quarter.
Goodson returned the ensuing kickoff to the Oakland 8. A few plays later, Palmer was sacked and fumbled. Denver recovered at the Raiders 2.
Denver took advantage as RB Knowshon Moreno scored on a 1-yard TD run. The extra point was good and the Broncos led 23-7 with 5:07 to go in the 3rd quarter.
After a touchback on the ensuing kickoff, the Raiders went three and out. Lechler’s punt was downed at the Denver 46. A holding penalty on Denver moved them back to their 36. The Broncos settled for a 33-yard Prater field goal which gave them a 26-7 lead with 19 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.
The Raiders were unable to mount a drive and punted the ball back to Denver, who started at the 15 after a fair catch. The Raiders forced a punt and took over at their own 14 after Moore returned the punt 8 yards. A few plays later, Palmer connected with WR
The Raiders onside kick was recovered by Denver at the Oakland 49. The Broncos drove deep into Raiders territory and Oakland’s offense didn’t see the ball again.
The Raiders fall to 3-10 on the season and host the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday December 16 at O.co Coliseum.