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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 30 Denver Broncos 20


Here are the game notes following the Oakland Raiders' 30-20 win over the Denver Broncos, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 30, Broncos 20

The Raiders won their seventh game of the season by a score of 30-20 against the Broncos Sunday night in their first prime-time Sunday Night Football game since 2006.

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The Raiders' victory brings the team's record to 7-2 on the season, the first such start since 2001.

The win over the Denver club gives the Silver and Black a two-game winning streak against the Broncos. Oakland defeated Denver in their last matchup in 2015 by a score of 15-12.

The Raiders are now 2-1 against AFC West opponents this season, beating the Broncos and Chargers once and falling to the Chiefs. Their next divisional matchup will on Thursday Night Football, Dec. 8 at Kansas City.

The Raiders earned their first victory over the Broncos at home since the 2010 season when they won by a score of 39-23. 

Game Highlights

The Raiders' defense posted their fifth first-quarter shutout of the season. They are tied for second in the NFL this season with 16 total points allowed during the first quarter of action.

The Raiders' 41:28 time of possession is the most the team has had in a regulation game since 1993.

Raiders' Rushing Attack

The rookie running back tandem of Jalen Richard and DeAndré Washington lead the NFL in 2016 with six rushes of 25-plus yards.

The Raiders managed 124 yards on the ground in the first half, the most by the franchise since Week 8 of 2013.

The Raiders' 20 first-half points against the Broncos are the most the Broncos have allowed since playing the Bengals in Week 16 of the 2014 season.

The team totaled 218 yards on the ground, the most by the Silver and Black this season and most by the franchise since week 2 of 2013 when the team rushed for 226 against the Jaguars.

The Raiders held the Broncos run game to 33 yards, the third consecutive game in which they have held Denver to less than 50 on the ground after allowing 43 yards in Week 5 and 34 in Week 14 of the 2015 season. 

Third-Down Defense

The defense started the game with four consecutive three-and-outs, and also marked seven consecutive stops on third down going back to Week 8's matchup against the Buccaneers.

The Raiders' defense finished the evening allowing only 3-of-11 third downs (27%) to be converted.

QB Derek Carr

QB Derek Carrcompleted 20 passes to bring his career total to 932, passing Jeff Hostetler (1993-96) for fifth on the Raiders' all-time completions list.

Carr finished with 184 passing yards on the day with no touchdowns or interceptions and a passer rating of 80.6. Carr has been above an 80.0 passer rating in every game this season but one (Week 3 at Ten.).

Carr's streak of games with at least one passing touchdown came to a close. His 14 consecutive games with such were good for third best in the NFL amongst active quarterbacks. 

RB Latavius Murray

On third down from the Broncos' 1-yard line, the Raiders' workhorse, RB Latavius Murray punched the ball in the end zone to give the Raiders a 13-0 lead over Denver's ball club with 14:11 left to play in the first half. Murray's sixth touchdown of the season polished off a nine-play, 57-yard drive lasting 4:28.

Murray became the eighth Raider to record six rushing touchdowns in a season multiple times and is the first to do so since Michael Bush (2010-11).

Murray's second rushing touchdown once again came from 1-yard out, plunging into the end zone and giving his team a 20-7 lead over the Broncos with 1:29 left to play in the first half. Murray capped a six-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 1:39. The touchdown marked Murray's third career multi-touchdown performance.

On a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter, Murray eclipsed 100 yards for the first time this season. He last recorded 100-plus yards on the ground on Nov. 1, 2015.

Murray added yet another score in the game, his third of the evening, tying a franchise record for rushing scores in a game. The score again came from 1-yard out and ended a four-play, 39-yard drive that lasted 1:04 and gave the Raiders a 30-13 lead with 6:13 remaining in the final frame.

Murray's day concluded with a stat line of 114 yards on 20 carries (5.7 yard avg.) and three touchdowns. His 20 carries were a season high and his three touchdowns tied a franchise record. 

DE Khalil Mack

With 3:43 left to play in the third quarter, DE Khalil Mack registered his first sack of the evening by bringing down Trevor Siemian for a 9-yard loss. The sack for Mack was his fifth over the last four games and also marks the second time in his career recording a sack in four consecutive games.

Mack brought down Siemian a second time for a 9-yard loss with 7:26 in the fourth quarter. On the play, Mack forced a fumble, the fifth of his career and also recovered the loose ball. The turnover led to a Raiders score and gave the team a 30-13 advantage.

The sack marked his second multi-sack game of the season. Mack now has six multi-sack games in his career, tying him for third most by a Raider through his first three years.

The two sacks bring Mack's career total to 26.0, passing Sean Jones for the fourth most sacks by a player through his first three seasons in franchise history.

Mack finished with 2.0 sacks on the day and three total tackles (two solo) while adding one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. 

S Reggie Nelson

On the Broncos' last drive of the contest, S Reggie Nelson recorded his third interception of the season to seal the game for the Raiders.

Nelson's interception marked his fifth takeaway of the year (three interceptions and two fumble recoveries), tied for second most in the NFL this season.

Nelson finished with one interception in the contest and two passes defensed. 

P Marquette King

P Marquette Kingadded another 50-plus yard punt to his 2016 campaign. His 21 punts of 50-plus yards leads the NFL this season.

Midway through the third quarter, King placed his NFL-leading fifth punt inside the 10-yard line this season, leading to yet another Broncos' three-and-out.

Again in the third quarter, King pinned Denver deep with his second boot of the evening that was downed inside the 5-yard line.

King finished with four punts for 169 yards (42.3 yard avg.) with two punts downed inside the 20-yard line, both of them inside of the 5-yard line. 

K Sebastian Janikowski

To open the Raiders' first offensive series of the night, K Sebastian Janikowski split the uprights from 24 yards out to give the Raiders a 3-0 lead with 10:24 remaining in the first frame. Janikowski's field goal capped an eight-play, 47-yard drive lasting 4:12.

With his 24-yard field goal, Janikowski passed Norm Johnson (1,736) for ninth on the NFL's all-time scoring list.

Janikowski added to his team's lead on the Raiders' second drive of the night, putting a 29-yard boot through the uprights and gave the Raiders a 6-0 lead over the Broncos with 4:54 remaining in the first quarter. Janikowski capped a nine-play, 47-yard drive that lasted 4:27.

Janikowski made his third field goal of the night, this one from 35 yards out, giving the Raiders a 10 point lead following their 10-play, 58-yard drive with 8:19 remaining in the contest.

Janikowski ended with three field goals made, and three PATs, as he also recorded his 400th career field goal made on his second make of the night, good for ninth most in NFL history.

Other Notables

RB Jalen Richard

Accounted for 124 total yards (62 rushing, 10 receiving and 52 return yards).

WR Amari Cooper

Cooper led the team in both receptions (six) and receiving yards (56).

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