On a team filled with big-name stars led by Peyton Manning, little-used running back C.J. Anderson made the play that turned the tide in favor of the Denver Broncos.
It started out rough and tough, like any classic AFC West matchup is bound to play out. But the tide turned from the Oakland Raiders to the Denver Broncos during one key play in the second quarter and Denver dominated from that point forward.
Peyton Manning overcame a shaky start to throw five touchdown passes in less than 17 minutes and the Denver Broncos handed the Oakland Raiders their 15th straight loss, 41-17 on Sunday.
For the second straight Sunday Peyton Manning started off a game looking off of his usual MVP form. But late in the first half Broncos fans forget about all that.
As rough as these first eight games have been for Derek Carr, Peyton Manning had it almost as bad when he made his debut 16 years ago.
For the Broncos, only one man has been listed as “out” this weekend, while the rest of the team is relatively healthy. In Oakland, the story is a bit different, where four men will sit out of the AFC West rivalry game.
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase is tired of watching Denver’s running backs get hit in the backfield and a shake-up along the Broncos line appears imminent.
Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack has spent plenty of time this week watching video of Denver quarterback Peyton Manning.
You might think the Denver Broncos, fresh off being blown out at New England, would take their frustrations out this Sunday and rout the 0-8 Oakland Raiders.
Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them — Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson – meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.