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Raiders vs. Broncos: Highlights, game tracker and more

December 16 2017, 03:01 | Frederick Owens

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Entire Denver Broncos team to 'stand together' for anthem

The Raiders have not officially ruled out any players for the Week 4 matchup against their AFC West rival Denver Broncos. It was an uninspired performance in all aspects of the game.

Running back Marshawn Lynch leads the Raiders in rushing, but he has just 130 yards and one touchdown in 36 carries. They had their 10-point lead and punter Riley Dixon pinned the Raiders back on their own one-yard line.

The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders are set to square off Sunday, pitting superstar pass rusher Von Miller against franchise quarterback Derek Carr.

Virgil Green should be expected to help in a major way after his worst game of the young season to the Buffalo Bills. "'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.

Broncos players, including Jamaal Charles (28) kneel during the national anthem prior to a Week 3 game. That said, they're just 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games versus AFC West opponents and are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games played inside the conference.

On the other hand, the Raiders are the hot new team, desperately trying to win it all before leaving for Las Vegas. The team that drops to 2-2 will have a lot of ground to make up over the next two months. If either team suffers a hangover, the other should benefit.

The 30-year-old receiver was also the primary target of a postgame tirade by Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, who accused Crabtree and Cooper of talking trash before the game. That duo was held to a combined two catches a week ago. Crabtree is coming off a one-catch game against Washington after which Josh Norman called him out for popping off in pregame about having big numbers.

The team said its locker room is very diverse, but that being members of the same squad unite them as a team.

These longtime division rivals split their two meetings a year ago with the home team winning both times.

In 2016, the Broncos (Week 17) and Atlanta Falcons (Week 2) chose to play a lot more out from under center.

"I am a football coach, they are football players, and our job is to win football games".

The Raiders' Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree make up one of the best receiving duos in the National Football League, both topping 1,000 yards previous year.



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