NFL Week 9 Picks: Tim Tebow and Broncos Will Struggle vs. Oakland Raiders

Tim Tebow's struggles will continue when his Denver Broncos face the Oakland Raiders this week in a pivotal AFC West division matchup for the silver and black.

The Raiders need a win to maintain their place atop the division, where they sit tied at 4-3 with the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.

Tebow did not play well against the Detroit Lions last week, his second start of the season. He completed just 18 of his 39 pass attempts for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Against another physical defense with good pass rushers, such as defensive end Richard Seymour, Tebow will not lead the Broncos to a victory on Sunday.

Without a legitimate number one receiver now that Brandon Lloyd is in St. Louis after being traded recently, Tebow doesn't have a go-to receiver or a security blanket tight end.

The Raiders are going to run all over a Broncos defense that has allowed 117.7 yards per game on the ground this season.

Oakland's rushing attack is second in the NFL, averaging 159.3 yards per game. Darren McFadden and Michael Bush are the best RB tandem in football and will have their way against the weak Broncos defense.

The Raiders are currently riding a four game winning streak in this matchup, and during that span, McFadden has rushed for 503 yards with three touchdowns.

In the season's opening week McFadden torched the Broncos run defense for 150 yards on the ground in a 23-20 win.

The Raiders' running game will milk the clock and score points at will against Denver. When the Broncos are behind they will be forced to throw the ball.

Tebow's inaccuracy has been a problem this season. The Detroit Lions don't have a good secondary and Tebow still completed under 50 percent of his passes against them last week.

Tebow isn't good enough to beat the Raiders through the air, and has no one good enough to take over the game at the wide rece...

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