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Post by Tebowner on Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:52 pm

Very much like the season opener, Knowshon Moreno and Jacoby Ford had
big days for their teams, but the supporting cast for Denver chipped in
stronger as the Broncos complete the season sweep over the Raiders

The Orange Crush v 6.3 made the first two big plays of the game.
Following an opening series 3 and out and a couple Run DMC first downs, Matt Cassell dropped back and found Syd'Quan Thompson, problem is he's
the Broncos' dime back. Thompson's 2nd INT of the year stopped the Raider drive and set up the offense with a chance to open the scoring. The Broncos would then utilitze their TE combo and some
Moreno ground game to drive down the field. Knowshon would take a toss
from Orton and beat the D to the pylon from a yard or two out to give
Denver the 7-0 lead.

Following the subsequent kickoff, the Raider offense started moving down field once again. However near midfield, Darren Mcfadden
took a handoff and tried to go off tackle at the Denver defense but ran
into a big hit from Joe "Willie Hays" Mays and lost the football. Champ
Bailey would swoop in to scoop and score and make it a 14-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter.

A Daryl Washington interception later in the 2nd gave Denver the opportunity to put the game away early. Starting in Raider territory, things looked promising until on a catch over the middle, "Orange" Julius Thomas was leveled by Rolando McClain, jarring the ball loose which was recovered by the Raiders.

The Raiders were able to punt the ball away, and force Denver to march down the field to increase their lead. Kyle Orton was able to do just that, utilizing the mid range passing game to push deep into Raider territory. But, alas the drive would stall at the 2 and Matt Prater came on to kick a chip shot FG with just over a minute left in the half.

Staring at a 17 point deficit, some might just pack it in, not Jacoby "Forty Forde" Ford. As Cassell would GO UP TOP to Jacoby who slipped behind Champ Bailey and would go 88 yards for the TD. With still about a minute on the clock, Denver had a chance to add on however Kyle Orton would fumble on a scramble near midfield which Oakland would recover to take it to the half, Denver 17 - Oakland 7.

Oakland came out looking for an opening to get back in the game and got one from whoelse, Mr. Ford. After a first down or two, Cassell hit Ford on a slant who then blew by Andre Goodman (one for each corner) and took it to the house to cut the lead to 17-14.

But that would be as close as it would get, soon thereafter Moreno would take another toss and go the distance, this time from 64 yards out. Following another Oakland punt, the next Denver drive ended with Tim Tebow finding Brandon Manumaleuna out of the backfield for a 13 yd TD, Tebow's first TD of the year.

The 4th quarter was largely uneventful, aside from a Terrell Pryor sighting from the Raiders, a long Prater field goal and Aaron Brown breaking a big run late as it ended 41-14. The Broncos stand at 6-2 with a big AFC West battle with division leading Kansas City (7-1) scheduled for tonight. (10/27) The Raiders fall to 2-6 with the defeat.



Orton 14-17 150 yd 0 TD 0 INT Tebow 3-4 47 yd 1 TD
Moreno 14 car 135 yd 2 TD (6 for the year against Oakland)
Thomas 5 catches 59 yd
Washington 3 tckl 2 INT

Cassell 10-18 199 yd 2 TD 3 INT Pryor 2-4 17 yd 0 TD 1 INT
McFadden 16 car 83 yd
Ford 6 catches 176 yd 2 TD (For the year against DEN 387 yd 4 TD. Also, last week DEN held Calvin Johnson Jr. to 1 catch 5 yards)


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