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Denver at Oakland Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. - TV: NFL Network *TV announcers: Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan *Keys to the game: The Broncos sealed the AFC West division title last week but home-field advantage will be a fight to the finish. Denver whipped Oakland all over the field in a 37-6 win at Denver in Week 4. The Broncos are cruising with a six-game winning streak and dominated third-down situations in the earlier meeting. Oakland went 1-for-15, and unless Darren McFadden returns to breathe life into the running game, the time for the Raiders to attempt something drastic -- QB Terrelle Pryor in a cameo role, perhaps? -- could be near. A season-long trend of sleepwalking through the first quarter continues to place most every game in the hands of QB Carson Palmer and a weary defense nicked last week by injuries. If Oakland is without FS Matt Giordano (concussion) on three days' rest, the middle of the field could be a firs...
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Caldwell's only action this season came on an end-around against the Raiders in Week 4, which went for a 14-yard gain. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
If you started Denver Broncos slot receiver Brandon Stokley as a flex this week, you need to adjust your lineup—quickly.
Stokley is inactive this week, as he is recovering from wrist/hip injuries, according to the Broncos’ game...
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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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,...
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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...
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...
Running back Darren McFadden will miss his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle for the Oakland Raiders, while third-string quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be active for the first time this season.
McFadden and backup Mike Goodson were both listed as questionable for Sunday's game after missing the previous three games with sprained right ankles. They are inactive...
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 Denver Broncos are without slot receiver Brandon Stokley and defensive end Robert Ayers for their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
Stokley (hip, wrist) was limited in practice during the week and Ayers missed practice all week following the unexpected death of his father.
Other inactives for Denver are cornerback Tracy Porter, newly signed fullback Jacob Hester...
As kickoff approaches this Sunday, we provide a quick review of the week that was in Dove Valley leading up to game day.
Today, defensive end Robert Ayers (non-injury related), wide receiver Brandon Stokley (wrist/hip), and tackle Chris Clark (illness) are questionable to play. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ayers and his family as he mourns the loss of his father.
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.
Denarius Moore and Ron Bartell were benched in the Raiders loss to the Browns Sunday after both struggled in the loss. Head coach Dennia Allen called the move to bench Bartell a "Coach's decision". He said similar of Moore.
"Yeah, took [Denarius Moore] out there at the end," said Allen. "Dropped a couple balls, and you know, we got to make plays when...
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...
At least Mark Sanchez can say he had a better career than Matt Leinart.