Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders: Full Report-Card Grades for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders knew they were heavy underdogs in their matchup against the Denver Broncos, and for good reason: the visitors were clearly the better team. It was going to take a special effort to win, and the Raiders provided just that for most of the first half. But all of that good work was negated by halftime, and Denver never looked back.

Sunday's game was a tale of two halves. For most of the first half, the Raiders were the better team. They held a lead late in the second quarter, and it was well-deserved. But that all changed in a matter of minutes. With less than three minutes to go in the half, Oakland was up 10-6. By halftime, Denver was up by 10.

Of the three phases of the game, the one unit for Oakland that hasn't done its part is the offense, and the rest of the team has suffered because of it. Marquette King is on the field too often, Sebastian Janikowski isn't out there nearly enough, and the defense is constantly on the field and in bad field position. These problems all trace back to the offense's ineptitude.

Before proceeding, a disclaimer: Defense and special teams received special consideration in their grades. It's difficult to overstate how bad the offense was or the detrimental effect it had on the other units, but it has to be accounted for. That's how bad the offense was Sunday.

Here are the grades for each position group after Sunday's game. 

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