Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/9/11
Despite an offensively anemic first half last Sunday, the Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders on the road with a final score of 38-24. With Carson Palmer making his debut as the Raiders quarterback and Tim Tebow plagued by constant media attention, both teams needed to bring their best games. Tim Tebow’s first touchdown pass went to Eric Decker, who has proven to be one of Tebow’s consistent receivers with 359 yards this season so far.  Tebow also had a 100 yard rushing game himself. Other offensive players also started to play like a cohesive team with their option attack. Playing with a broken hand, Willis McGahee continued his offensive dominance with two touchdowns and 163 yards. Elvis Dumervil lead the defense with his first two sacks of the season. One of the best corners in the league, Champ Bailey also came up with his first two interceptions of the season. Eddie Royal played a pivotal, game changing role, when he returned an 85 yard punt for a touchdown, earning him the title of AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. The Broncos head to play the Kansas City Chiefs, who are coming off a devastating 31-3 loss to the previously winless Miami [...]
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