Few things feel better than waking up on the morning after a win, especially when that win comes against a division rival.
Monday night, the Oakland Raiders handled business against the Denver Broncos on the national stage. As the last game of the week, the Silver and Black thwarted Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio’s plans, limiting his group on offense and defense.
From the start, Head Coach Jon Gruden had the offense rolling, efficiently moving the chains downfield for a touchdown – the first of Tyrell Williams’ career as a Raider. The defense fed off of the offense’s hot start and held the Broncos scoreless in the first half.
It was an all-around quality performance from both sides, and the Raiders’ special teams unit a well, and there were plenty of highlights as a result; let’s check them out.
Attention fantasy players: If Darren Waller is available on your waiver wire, go pick him up. Watch as he hauls in an athletic reception down the sideline.
He wasn’t expected to be the WR1, but Tyrell Williams proved Monday night he’s capable of being that guy.
Defensive end Josh Mauro blew up the Broncos’ first play by bringing down tight end Noah Fant behind the line of scrimmage.
Benson Mayowa got the sack party started by taking down Joe Flacco on a crucial third down.
On play action, Carr faked to Josh Jacobs and delivered a rainbow pass to Tyrell Williams 43 yards down field.
Hunter Renfrow made a living off moving the chains at Clemson, and he helped the Raiders convert on third down in his NFL debut.
Roll Tide. Rookie running back Josh Jacobs skies over the Broncos defensive line for the first touchdown of his career.
The first-round tandem of Johnathan Abram and Clelin Ferrell brought the heat on back-to-back plays.
Jacobs showed he’s more than just a runner with this 28-yard catch, refusing to go down.
Williams got the Raiders within striking distance after going up for this contested catch.
One touchdown wasn’t enough for Jacobs, as he bulldozed his way through for this four-yard score, his second of the game.
Dwayne Harris is a special teams fiend, almost returning his second touchdown against the Broncos in less than a year.
The No. 4 overall pick, Clelin Ferrell, came up clutch as he sacked Flacco on a pivotal third down in the red zone.
Williams eclipsed 100 yards in his first game as a Raider; watch as he goes to work against a tough Broncos secondary.
Relive Jacobs’ historic night as he became the first running back since LaDainian Tomlinson to have 100 total yards and two touchdowns in his NFL debut.
Below are all the highlights from the Raiders’ Week 1 win.