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Quarterback Brock Osweiler to Start Against Raiders in Denver Sunday


Brock Osweiler will make his first start at quarterback against the Raiders, and his fourth consecutive for the Broncos, this Sunday.

On Monday, Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak announced that Brock Osweiler will continue to command the Broncos offense as the team's starting quarterback.

"Nothing will change this week, as far as Brock's our starter," Kubiak said.

Osweiler will make his fourth consecutive start, the first in his career against the Raiders, this Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

He has seen action in 4 games with 3 starts so far this season and has completed 73 of 199 pass attempts for 832 yards, 5 TDs, and 3 interceptions. The 6'8", 240-pounder went 4-of-7 for 52 yards in mop up duty in two games against the Raiders in 2014. He went 9-of-13 for 85 yards against the Raiders in Oakland in 2013, and finished a game against the Raiders in 2012.

Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio was the Broncos defensive coordinator for the first 3 years of Osweiler's career and shared his assessment of the young quarterback. "Having practiced against him for a few years, he's a big, athletic guy," Coach Del Rio said. "I would think the biggest thing…he allows them to be under center more with the threat of the run game and the bootlegs, and the things on the edges of the defense that will play more into probably what Gary wants to do."

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