The Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos were both expected to stumble along in 2010. Now this game between the two on Sunday October 24th could determine the AFC West leader. The Kansas City Chiefs have the AFC West lead with a record of 3-2 while all the other AFC West teams are 2-3.
The Denver Broncos dropped their game against the New York Jets in Invesco Field 24-20 on a late game winning drive by the New York Jets that was helped by a pass interference call. The Oakland Raiders dropped their road game against the San Francisco 49ers 17-9 in the Battle of the Bay.
Oakland Raiders Defense vs Denver Broncos Offense
The Oakland Raiders defense has been consistent this season. Consistently inconsistent. Penalties have hurt the Oakland Raiders on defense but there biggest issue is finishing off a game. The Oakland Raiders have held teams down in the first half of games and then faltered down the stretch several times. Once the Oakland Raiders defense learns how to play a full 60 minutes of defense they might win a few more games.
Kyle Orton, the Denver Broncos quarterback, has been forced to throw the ball more than anyone expected. With no solid rushing game coming out of the back field, Orton has been forced to go to the air. This has led to Kyle Orton and the Denver offense to be ranked above teams such as the Houstone Texans. Add to Orton’s passing exploits the addition of Tim Tebow in the wild cat and the Denver Broncos have a unique offense that is hard to stop. The Denver Broncos offense has the edge over the Oakland Raiders defense.
Denver Broncos Defense vs Oakland Raiders Offense
The Denver Broncos faltered late in this game and their best defensive back, Champ Bailey may miss his next game after suffering a possible leg or knee injury in this game. The Denver Broncos are lack on the defensive front line and they miss Elvis Dumervil up front.
Jason Campbell, the Oakland Raiders back up quarterback is no Bruce Gradkowski. If Gradkowski cannot go against the Denver Broncos this weekend the Oakland Raiders are as good as done. Zach Miller, the Oakland Raiders best hands receiver and the other wide receivers work better with Grakowski and the team appears to work better as a unit. The Denver Broncos defense and Oakland Raiders offense are both weak and neither has an advantage.
Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos -6: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the Denver Broncos as a six point favorite over the visiting Oakland Raiders. The Denver Broncos will still be stinging from their loss to the New York Jets when the Oakland Raiders arrive for this game. The line could move up to the key number of seven points before it settles. Take the Denver Broncos -6 over the Oakland Raiders.
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