December 17, 2009

Broncos Vs Raiders

What up gang? This week our beloved Broncos take on the greatly hated Raiders. This game should be a walk over for the Broncos. But the Raiders sometimes decide to show up and make a contest of it. But again it really depends on which Raiders decide to turn up on game day, like when they beat the Steelers. I still believe though that the Broncos will get the win as their will have too much for the Raiders. And if we get this win that pretty much guarantees the 5th seed for the Broncos and with it a playoff appearance. So this is a must win game and I think the Broncos can do it in their own home. Now time to look around the web.

Raiders, Broncos resume classic AFC West rivalry

In Brief

» Last meeting: The Broncos rushed for 215 yards in a 23-3 Week 3 win over the Raiders.
» Streaks: The Broncos have won six of the last eight meetings, but trail the overall series, 56-42-2.
» Last week: Denver tried to mount a comeback at Indy, but fell short in a 28-16 loss. ... Oakland lost Bruce Gradkowski and then the game, 34-13, to Washington.

Keep your eye on ...
Sebastian Janikowski's powerful left leg: Janikowski has the best chance to break the record for the longest field goal in league history (63 yards), and if he is going to do so, Invesco Field would be the place. Janikowski regularly booms field goals from over 50 yards, and in Denver's thin air, his kicks will sail even further.

A battle of the best: Broncos Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall matches up against Raiders Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. The two have waged some epic battles over the past few seasons, and figure to see plenty of each other again this Sunday.

Knowshon Moreno's quest for 1,000: Denver's rookie running back has 837 rushing yards on the season and is closing in on the 1,000-yard mark. He had 90 yards against Oakland earlier this season, and a similar performance this time around would put him well within reach of the milestone with two games to play.

Did you know?

Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil leads the league in sacks with 15. ... Denver has the league's second-best pass defense. ... Oakland has a chance to win consecutive road games for the first time since 2004. ... If the playoffs started today, the Broncos would be in and the Raiders would be out. Get an updated look at the postseason picture.


  • The Broncos are coming off a 28-16 defeat at Indianapolis, which improved to 13-0 with its win. Denver scored 16 consecutive points and outgained the Colts 272-27 (net yards) during a stretch covering the middle of the second quarter through early in the fourth quarter to trim its deficit to 21-16 late in the game.
  • After earning a 23-3 win at Oakland on Sept. 27, the Broncos can sweep their season series with the Raiders for the first time since 2006 and the 15th time in club annals with a victory on Sunday.
  • Denver is 15-3 (.833) at home in December since 2000.


  • WR Brandon Marshall set an NFL record for most receptions in a game with 21 (200 yds., 2 TDs) last week at Indianapolis. Coupled with his 18-catch effort in 2008 vs. San Diego, he owns two of the top four single-game reception totals in NFL history.
  • With 2,904 passing yards, QB Kyle Orton is 96 yards away from becoming the seventh 3,000-yard quarterback in club history.
  • RB Knowshon Moreno leads all NFL rookies in rushing yards (837), yards from scrimmage (946) and 10-yard runs (25). His six games with at least 80 rushing yards tie for the third most in Denver history by a rookie.


  • The Broncos are the only AFC team and one of two in the NFL (Carolina) to post at least three takeaways in each of the last three weeks.
  • OLB/DE Elvis Dumervil leads the NFL with 15 sacks and is looking to become the Broncos’ first-ever league sack champion. He is one sack away from Denver’s record for most sacks in a season (16, Simon Fletcher, 1992).
  • S Brian Dawkins, who posted two interceptions last week at Indianapolis, needs eight tackles to record the seventh 100-tackle season of his 14-year NFL career.


  • K Matt Prater has made 11-of-12 field goal attempts since November for a 91.7 percent success rate that ranks fifth in the league during that time.
  • Since signing veteran P Mitch Berger on Oct. 26, the Broncos’ net punting average has shown the second-best improvement (+4.8 yds. / 34.5 to 39.3) in the NFL.
  • Eight Broncos have registered at least seven stops on coverage units.

Denver linebacker Elvis Dumervil (toe) and running back Knowshon Moreno (ankle) both practiced fully Thursday. Dumervil didn’t practice Wednesday and Moreno was limited. Denver running back Correll Buckhalter didn’t practice because of an ankle injury. He likely won’t play Sunday.

Big Games
I wanted to see big games out of Elvis as I want him to get that sack record. Lets see if he can get 4 like Orakpo. Also just want to see a dominate game over the Raiders as we all hate them very much. Also on the look out for some Hillis. With Bucky out he should see some more carries and I think he can run over the Raiders.

My Take
The Broncos win big and this is what I really want to see. 44 - 7, Doom gets 4 sacks, Champ has 2 picks. Beast gets 10 catches and 150 yards and a TD. Hillis and Knowshon get 100 yards each and a TD.

Little Johnny's parents were finally getting divorced, and went to family court for a custody hearing.

Little Johnny's mother's attorney told the court that he should live with his mother because she was nurturing and kind, and even worse... Johnny's Daddy beats him!

Little Johnny's father's attorney told the court that he should live with his father because he could better provide proper necessities, and even worse... Johnny's Mommy beats him!

Finally, the judge asked Johnny "Who do YOU want to live with, son?"

And Little Johnny wiped his eyes, sniffled and squeaked out "I want to live with the Oakland Raiders, because They can't beat Anyone!"

Why the Raiders suck and will never be any good.


  1. great article Aussie. I think the vieo should've showed when the Oakland recievers tripped over eachother in the San Diego game. heck, you can make a 10 hour video of all the stupid mistakes the Raiders have made. lol

  2. Haha I know, they are just a really bad football team. I think if they ever want to be good they have to start drafting smart. But as long as they have Al Davis calling the shots the Broncos will be set, haha.

  3. Chris Henry passed away on Thursday. RIP

  4. That was a dismal performance by the Offensive. I knew we were going to lose when we were leading 16 - 13 and had to kick a field goal from their 1. I knew they would score and win by a point. I believe the play calling was terrible by the offense. I thought the D played well and made some turnovers. But they struggled against the run. We need to beat the Eagles just to get into the Playoffs which I think will be a tough task.

  5. It was PATHETIC! Absolutely shameful! And McD need to hold himself accountable for the loss of this game.

  6. I know, I would love for McD to take the blame on his shoulders. Say he needs to improve and get better. He has really let us down. He needs to be smarter. Hopeful logic prevails.

  7. What you mean doc? I don't follow....

  8. Aussie, you should take down the pic of Russell because he DID make the play.

  9. If we do this:

    Denver win + Jacksonville loss or tie + Miami loss or tie + NYJ loss or tie + Pittsburgh loss or tie.

    Then the Broncos are in the playoffs!

  10. Jaguars play Patriots - should lose
    Dolphins play Texans - should lose
    Jets play Colts - should lose
    Steelers play Ravens - will be a close game, Ravens should be favorites.

    So if we win there is a chance we could be in the playoffs within a week.