Whom amongst us isn’t tired of the Broncos? And a resurgence in Oakland? Come on Universe!!!!!!
/ducks rotten tomato hurled by Hippo
//nailed by rotten egg hurled by RTD
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Fine, I get it. This is a marquee matchup which very well could decide the AFC West outright before is all said and done, or even with tiebreakers.
Ask me if I even care. Hint: I don’t.
OK, maybe I care a little, because I am hoping that it won’t be a game in which the suck is so bad that I want to slash my wrists by the 5 minute mark of the 1st quarter. Not to mention that the meteor still could show up so that’s always something…
Currently, the Broncos and the Raiders are both tied atop the division, along with KC which could barely get past the freaking Jags earlier today. Jeebus.
Anyway, whomever wins tonight takes a half a game lead for the top spot in the division. Whomever loses drops a half game into third. And the whole world will still hate all three of those teams regardless of how it plays out.
Sorry Phil. SMGDH.
Denver @ Oakland
Trevor Siemian has not set the professional footballing world afire necessarily. But he’s been steady enough to give the Donks a fairly good chance at returning to playing in February. Which is frankly pretty amazing. But Derek Carr has been better for the Raiders, but no defense is going to cost them sooner or later.
The big question tonight is can Carr continue his miracle season against Denver’s defense? I kinda don’t think so. Time will tell. If the Silver and Black attack takes care of business tonight, the division is theirs to lose. Ken Stabler is impressed. Oh no, wait…he’s dead.
Jim Plunkett is impressed. (Saved It!!!!!!)
Basically, these are two teams on opposite sides of the coin in every way. But the eye test tells me that Oakland’s offense is not as stout as Denver’s defense. And that Denver’s crappy offense has a slight edge on Oakland’s crappy defense.
The equalizer might be home field for Oakland. Vegas sees that equalizer as well, thus Oakland is a -1 fav at home.
Like I said….Go Meteor!!!!!
But failing that, let’s call it…..
30-24…Denver takes over sole possession of the division at 7-2 and further solidifies their playoff picture.