In what might be the final home game in Oakland for the Raiders, they beat the division rival Denver Broncos in convincing style. The win highlighted the progress made by the team during the season and the problems that still exist.
Once more the game featured a lack of pass rush from the Raiders defence but creative blitzes got dialed up by the DC to help cover that. Keeping Casey Keenum out of sorts for most of the game.
Derek Carr’s progress in the offensive system was showcased with the him now having thrown over three hundred and thirty passes without an interception. While, finding targets in the short and medium passing game that allowed the Raiders to carve up the weak heart of the Broncos’ defence. For a seventeen to nothing lead at the half and twenty seven to fourteen final score.
Doug Martin’s 107 yards rushing for a touchdown highlighted his worth to this team. That adding to his performances since Lynch went down probably have earned him another contract with the Raiders. The same can be said for Tight End Jared Cook, who has been Carr’s favorite target this season.