The Raiders are just coming off a very memorable game, beating their old-school rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the final seconds of regulation. Now the Raiders are pumped up and ready to take on their second divisional game of the season against the Denver Broncos. The question is, will they win?
Let’s look at the facts. Both teams have played three games, both teams are 1-2 and both of their wins came against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Denver started strong in Week 1 beating Pittsburgh 31-19 but since then have fallen short to Atlanta and Houston by means of turnovers and Manning trying to “Tebow” his team back to a win; Oakland started off slow with long snap errors and (to put it lightly) being embarrassed by Reggie Bush. The Raiders finally got it together in Week 3 with hardly any penalties and caused game-changing fumbles.
With Manning throwing floating interceptions and the Raiders scoring points off of turnovers, Oakland seems to have the greater advantage to win this game. Hopefully they won’t resort back to their old ways of having hundreds of yards in penalties and making small mistakes that cause them not to score.
So back to my original question: Can the Raiders knock off Peyton Manning and the Broncos in Denver? Either Denver will regain their confidence and recover from their last two failed games to beat Oakland or the Raiders will continue to flourish from their last win and beat Denver. Guess all we can do is watch and see.
Sunday, September 30, 2012, Oakland vs. Denver
Kickoff time 1:05 PM (PDT)