The Raiders ran the ball on offense to control the game and they didn’t allow the Broncos to get anything done on offense. The Broncos could rarely sustain drives, and ran just 40 plays on offense.
According to the Associated Press, it was the fewest plays any defense has been the field in a game through all 16 weeks of the NFL season. It was simply a dominating defensive performance by the Raiders.
In other Raiders’ links:
- Kelly expected back: Outstanding Colts’ center Ryan Kelly is expected to return to the team this week after a family tragedy, in time to face the Raiders on Sunday.
- Power ranking time: Check out where the Raiders rank in Pro Football Talk’s Week 17 power rankings.
- AFC playoff picture: PFT has a look at the crazy AFC playoff picture, which the Raiders are very much part of.