Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders
The Denver Broncos will travel to play the Oakland Raiders Sunday December 19th and they will have revenge in their heart when they enter McAfee Stadium. Sportsbook.com has made the Oakland Raiders a four point favorite in this game but it will be a typical AFC West slug fest when these two teams step on the field.
The Oakland Raiders embarrassed the Denver Broncos on their home field earlier this season by scoring 59 points on them and scoring the highest point total in the NFL this season. The Denver Broncos have since terminated their head coach Josh McDaniels and they are coming off a beating at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix. The loss to an Arizona Cardinals team using a rookie quarterback may have set a new low for Denver this season.
The Oakland Raiders dropped a tough game to the Jacksonville Jaguars last week and they have no one to blame but their run defense. Maurice Jones-Drew and his back up running back Rashad Jennings ran for over 100 yards each as the Jacksonville Jaguars pounded the ball on the Oakland Raiders defense.
Jason Campbell suffered an injury in the Jaguars game but he should be ready to go for the Denver Broncos. Darren McFadden went off on another of his huge performances against the Jaguars but he needs to start putting his big games back to back. He ran wild on the Denver Broncos in his last game and he should have another big day in front of his Raider Nation fans for this one.
Kyle Orton and the Denver Broncos offense looked lost in their first game without McDaniels calling the plays. there were several penalties and several situations where the wrong play was obviously run during the loss against the Cardinals. Knowshon Moreno had a decent day, rushing for 81 yards and one score but he never found his groove against a surprisingly strong Arizona defense. The Broncos will need Moreno to get in gear against the Raiders in this game.
Take the Oakland Raiders -4 over this staggering Denver Broncos team.