Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/4/12
For the 21st time since the merger, this Thursday night the Raiders and Broncos will meet on prime time. Oakland and Denver have met 16 times on Monday Night Football, the most of any pairing in NFL history (they also met last season), and also have played 4 times on Sunday night (the first, in 1978). It’s assumed that they could have met even more times under the lights, but in the years the Raiders played at the huge Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Silver and Black didn’t had a home Monday Night game from 1986 through 1995, even that they played at least one Monday Night game each of those ten seasons.The Broncos lead the prime time series 11-8-1 (overall, the Raiders lead the all-time series 59-43-2), with the lone tie on their first meeting on Monday Night in 1973, the last season before the overtime was installed. On that occasion, the Broncos defense forced three fumbles, returning one for a touchdown, and even than Ken Stabler threw for more than 300 yards and two touchdow...
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