Denver Broncos Victims of Oakland Raider Defense for Second Time in 39-23 Loss

The Oakland Raiders hosted the Denver Broncos on a muddied field in an Oakland Coliseum filled with thousands of fans in Silver and Black.This was to be the game that could put them 5-0 in the division. This was definitely a game they had to win. Every game for the Oakland Raiders is a win or die scenario. The Oakland Raiders are battling for survival.

The Oakland Raiders must win these three games in order to get into the playoffs. The Silver and Black attack started game one by defeating the Denver Broncos 39-23 and handing QB Tim Tebow his first of many, many losses in the Oakland Raider backyard.

At the start of this game, upcoming star Jacoby Ford ran for a 71-yard TD. For the most part, don't most of the Raiders' games begin that way?

Then it appeared that the Denver Broncos started getting "love" from the referees as they were allowed to hold onto the defense of the Oakland Raiders. There was even a punch thrown on a downed lineman and the referees went blind. What gives?

QB Tim Tebow was shown more "love" as the NFL referees gave him a passing TD in which WR Brandon Lloyd had no possession of the ball until his body was out of bounds. This game was quickly becoming the same soggy, bad play calling, game the Oakland Raiders had played on Nov. 7. Once again, it was against a rival team, the Kansas City Chiefs. Does anyone remember the poor NFL officiating that game?

The game turned out to be a duel in the first half as each team scored 17-17. The Oakland Raiders first half performance was far below par as they created three turnovers. Yet, being the current " Bearers of the  Raiders Shield" the Oakland Raiders bounced back in the second half to knock the Denver Broncos out COLD! Welcome to the NFL, Tim Tebow.

The second half exhibited a team reminiscent of the legendary Oakland Raiders defense. A defense that wore down offensive lines. Is that the Matt Millen, Howie Long, Lyle Alzado ...

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