Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver will host a 4:00PM game pitting divisional rivals this Sunday. The 1-2 Raiders will be traveling to Denver to take on the Broncos who are also standing at 1-1 this season. Oakland’s lone win came last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Dramatic fashion while Denver too has defeated Pittsburgh in week one of the season. Denver has yet to win since that opening game and has since lost to the likes of the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans.
The Raiders were able to come back last week in Oakland against the Steelers scoring a game tying touchdown late in the game. They then forced a punt from the Steelers and drove right down the field to get a game-winning field goal by Sebastian Janikowski. The comeback seemed to start up right after a scary collision that left Oakland WR Darrius Heyward-Bay motionless in the end zone and ultimately carted off the field. Bay suffered a sprained neck and concussion from the hit. The win also really showcased what Oakland can do when everything is running as it should.
Denver, on the other hand, has had very tough games against the Texans and Falcons, but has stayed very competitive in them and put them in position to win in both games. Both the Falcons and Texans have proved so far to be two of the best team in the league, but Denver showed they were capable of beating both of them. Oakland should be a much easier task for Denver, but divisional games tend to go either way and should provide for a very close and competitive game.
PREDICTION: DEN 31 OAK 24