Raiders at Broncos: Full highlights and final score


The Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos played a defensive struggle. We recap here.

On Sunday, the Raiders kept their playoff hopes alive at Denver with a 15-12 win over the Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Denver was not able to find the end zone, settling for four field goals while a chorus of boos came down.

Derek Carr was not able to do much, completing 12-of-29 for 135 yards. However, Carr was able to throw for two touchdowns and avoided any turnovers. It was enough for Oakland to beat Denver and put some meaning into its final three games of the regular season.


Three Stars

1. Khalil Mack

Mack was nothing short of historical on Sunday against Denver. The second-year man out of the University of Buffalo notched an incredible five sacks against one of the worst offensive lines in the league. Mack showcased why he is so special with an insane combination of size and speed. Oakland got somebody special.

2. Brock Osweiler

Osweiler made some plays, although he is really the second star by default. The Broncos watched Osweiler throw 51 times for 308 yards, something that is never good for a winning line. Osweiler missed multiple wide open receivers and now faces a week of criticism.

3. Demaryius Thomas

Frankly, Thomas did not have a very good game. He had 10 catches and 95 yards but also had a couple of hideous drops when he was wide open and could have gained ample yardage after the reception. Denver needs Thomas to be better down the stretch.


Denver was favored by six points at home and did not cover the spread against Oakland.

Next Week

The Raiders return to California to host the Green Bay Packers while the Broncos are on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers.