It was a big night in Oakland Monday. The Broncos were visiting Oakland for the final time in prmetime and were soundly beaten. Just like the last time they visited Oakland, a game at the time we wondered if it might be the last in Oakland for any team.
There was a lot to celebrate for the Raiders. Several crucial areas held up. There was also some bad news to follow.
We discuss all the good and as well as the bad in our recap of the Raiders season opening win over the Broncos.
The best news for the Raiders was the pass protection against a stellar duo of pass rushers in Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.
The key for the Raiders was making it count. Derek Carr would complete all but four of his passes and Raider Nation got a first look at Tyrell Williams and Darren Waller, who figure to be his top targets this season. They also got a good look at rookie first round back Josh Jacobs.
All the Raiders first round picks made an impact in the game. Jacobs put up over 100 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns, Clelin Ferrell had a sack, and Johnathan Abram had some nice plays as well. Unfortunately Abram’s day was bittersweet because reports are now that he has a torn rotator cuff and labrum and could be out for the season.