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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
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On Sunday, the 6-foot, 4-inch tall, 291-pound Mitch Unrein proved that he can do more than merely play on the defensive line.
In the second quarter, Unrein lined up at fullback in Denver’s goal line formation and caught a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Peyton Manning.
Seeing Unrein in the backfield was not surprising,...
Imagine the impact, pain, healing, and rehab of suffering torn triceps. Such an injury is empathetically considered a season ending injury for an NFL player. While the Denver Broncos don’t have anyone on the roster who’s suffered such an injury this season they’re well aware of one NFL legend that has. Ray Lewis suffered torn triceps against the Dallas Cowboys on October...
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Starter Peyton Manning is healthy. The division is wrapped up. Is it time for the rookie?
The Denver Broncos are guaranteed a playoff spot at seasons’ end, so will we be seeing rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler this year?
Maybe, but probably not until Week 17—if he is given a chance to start.
With four games to go, the Broncos (9-3) are ranked as...
The Oakland Raiders (3-9) have lost 5 games in a row, and the only thing keeping them from the AFC West cellar are the lowly Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, if the Raiders were in any other division, excluding the AFC South, they would be at the bottom of the barrel. In fact, they are ranked below the aforementioned Chiefs [...]
RETURN OF CHUCKY
Rumor has it that NFL analyst Jon Gruden and the Raiders have been in talks to bring the team's onetime head coach back into the fold in Oakland.
Hub Arkush of ProFootballWeekly.com informed Dan Bernstein that the Oakland Raiders ”are in talks” with Jon Gruden to return as their head coach.
This is definitely a surprise, but it’s hard to say whether or not this is an actual possibility. Gruden’s name has been tossed out as a potential option for almost every available coaching job in the country.
GM Reggie McKenzie...
For those who live outside of Colorado and do not have DirecTV, we present this handy-dandy broadcast map, courtesy of the506.com:
Those of you who live in the red areas will receive the Broncos/Raiders game on NFL Network this weekend. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:20 p.m (MT) and we’ll have complete coverage of the game here on the blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter. See you at kickoff!
Raiders running back Darren McFadden was a full participate in practice Wednesday and is listed as probable for Thursday night’s game against the Broncos, per Jerry McDonald.
McFadden officially listed as probable and participated fully in practice. He’s playing.
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) December 5, 2012
McFadden has been out since Week 9 and with backup Marcel Reece battling...
Raiders running back Darren McFadden was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice and is expected to play in Thursday's game with Denver.Fantasy Spin:We have certainly heard that one a few times in the past regarding McFadden, only to be disappointed. He practiced all last week and appeared to be close to returning, but with this running back you will have to...
In a game that seemed to be going in the Buccaneers favor as it began, it was one single quarter of the game that was all the Broncos needed to beat Tampa Bay 31-23. As the Bucs took a 10-7 lead into the half, their gameplan looked as if it was working successfully, that was keep Peyton Manning off the field. But that was not the case in the third quarter. Denver would get a touchdown...
The Oakland Raiders signed FB/RB Jamize Olawale from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday. Olawale is the second player the Raiders have signed from another team’s practice squad this season, following DB Brandian Ross, who was added from Green Bay Sept. 19. Olawale spent training camp with the Cowboys.
It is truly the same as it ever was. The idea of being a true offensive and defensive threat has now turned into an impossible dream of a dream.
In the beginning, we had players that had proven their capability, we had Coaches that were promising and Management that was inspiring to the infamous Raider Nation. Now? We are truly one of the worst teams in the National Football...