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Raiders vs Broncos final score: Raiders squander great defensive effort, fall 16-10

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The first quarter literally went by in 23 minutes real time. There wasn't much in the way of highlights in that time. The Raiders drove into scoring position, but Sebastian Janikowski's field goal attempt was low and was blocked. And the quarter ended without a score by either team.

Off the blocked field goal, Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders got behind DJ Hayden and Peyton Manning hit him for a 45-yard completion to put the Broncos in scoring position. Their drive stopped there and the Broncos added a field goal to get on the board first at 3-0.

The Raiders answered with a drive of their own, but this time finished it off with a touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Marcel Reece from 3 yards out.

From there, the Raiders offense was stagnant for a while. They managed to put together a drive early in the fourth quarter, but Sebastian Janikowski's 40-yard attempt missed wide.

There were plenty of chances for the Raiders to take advantage. Charles Woodson intercepted a Peyton Manning pass just before half time which kept the Raiders up 7-3 heading into the locker room. He picked off another Manning pass late in the third quarter, but the Raiders again couldn't capitalize.

Then early in the fourth quarter, Derek Carr threw a short pass over the middle which was intercepted by Chris Harris Jr in stride and Harris sprinted 74 yards for the score. The pick six gave the Broncos a 16-7 lead.

The Raiders were able to get a pass interference penalty on their late possession that put them in scoring position. they opted to kick a 50-yard field goal that Janikowski was finally able to convert to bring the score to 16-10. The onsides kick was unsuccessful and the game was over.

Giving up just 9 points and no touchdowns to Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense should be enough to win. But missing two field goals and costly turnovers proved too much for the Raiders to recover from.

The Raiders fall to 2-3 on the season while the Broncos remain undefeated at 5-0.