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Denver dominated Oakland early and consistently out-played and out-physicaled the Raiders the entire game Thursday night.
The Denver Broncos are the NFL’s hottest team, winning seven straight games, including Sunday’s 31-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When they fly to Oakland this week, Denver will face their polar opposites in the Raiders, who have lost five straight.
Denver didn’t play dynamically until the second half, but when they did, they won their seventh straight game.
The Bucs can run and pass well, which will test Denver’s defense all day Sunday.
As the Broncos get ready to play a good Buccaneers team this Sunday, Robert Ayers was absent while Manny Ramirez and Brandon Stokley were each limited in practice Wednesday.
With their sixth straight victory Sunday, the Denver Broncos are in complete control of their division. Of course, their division rivals losing only helps matters.
Moreno, a former first round pick, has been delegated to fourth-string running back all season. But when Willis McGahee went down this week, he stepped up to carry the load, and well.
Former Broncos backup quarterback Brady Quinn will start for the Chiefs this Sunday, and Denver backup running backs are preparing for a bigger load of the responsibilities as well.
Even though the Broncos are a pass-first offense, Willis McGahee’s injury will impact the offense.
Dumervil may be overshadowed by edge-rushing mate Von Miller, but his impact to the team’s defense is important.