Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders: Live Oakland Score and Analysis

Last week, the Oakland Raiders had their best all-around performance of the season. Despite being heavy underdogs, they performed much better than most anticipated and had a chance to win. But it's going to take an even better effort today to keep up with the Denver Broncos. Kickoff is at 4:05 p.m. ET from Coliseum.

If the Raiders are going to find success in this game, the defensive ends and the outside linebackers have to get to Peyton Manning and disrupt his machine-like rhythm. Offensively, Darren McFadden has to run the ball effectively in order to pick up first downs, extend drives and keep the ball out of Manning's hands.

Those are two big "ifs," especially given how badly the Raiders have struggled in both of these areas—they're ranked second-to-last in the NFL with only eight sacks and last in rushing. But Manning is the engine that makes the Broncos go, so stopping them means stopping him. Oakland has to figure out a way to find at least some success in the pass rush and in the running game.

Make sure to check out the full breakdown of today's game, and keep it here for live scores and updates throughout the game.


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