That's a tough place for any opponent to play in, so the Raiders better be ready to bring their A game versus a solid Denver team. The 26 year old has rushed 53 times for 235 yards (4.4 yards per carry) through the first three games of this season.
The Denver Broncos tweeted a message from their players regarding the controversy over the NFL and kneeling for the National Anthem. "Peko's added some strength to the middle". We've seen crazier things happen before in football, so let's go Raiders!
He leads the Raiders with a mere 139 yards and a touchdown on three dozen carries but brings more than just numbers to his hometown team, namely a tone-setting physicality and personality. "A great week", cornerback Aqib Talib said. Then when you get a hold of him, you have to tackle him. It was like a yard.
According to SportsBook Review, Oakland will be getting three points on the road versus Denver.
PROTECT THE CARR: Oakland's offensive line has been one of the league's best in recent years. If the Broncos give up a Field goal, touchdown or a safety, you're stuck with the bill.
The same can, and should be said of Raider tight end Jared Cook. "He can do it all". The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 143 yards per contest, and C.J. Anderson leads the way with 235 yards and one touchdown.
In the 2016 regular-season finale, Talib ripped Crabtree's chain off his neck during the game. This one is going to go down to the wire, and it could be the team who can get the last stop that comes away with a huge divisional win.
Von Miller has what Khalil Mack wants: a Super Bowl ring. Denver is 4-0 against the Raiders when Mack fails to record a sack and 0-2 when Mack gets into the sack column. Las Vegas is giving the edge to the Broncos in this one due to it being at Mile High. "'I will teach you how to hate the Raiders and how to beat the Raiders, '" said Sandy Clough of Denver's 104.3 The Fan radio, who has been presiding over sports talk in Denver for decades.
The Oakland Raiders may be without their leading receiver, Michael Crabtree, against Denver after he missed practice Friday because of the lingering effects of a chest injury he suffered during the team's loss Sunday to Washington. "We wanted to make our point and it's done now".
The Broncos' statement harped on the need for the team to demonstrate togetherness and sought to clarify that the team was not protesting the military or the flag last week. "It wasn't an apology or anything like that".