December 14, 2015

DENVER (AP) When the Oakland Raiders went for a 2-point conversion following a touchdown that put them ahead by three against the Broncos, it initially looked like one of the strangest coaching decisions of the year.

Turns out, there was nobody left on the team to snap the ball.

Long snapper Jon Condo had injured his shoulder while recovering a fumble moments earlier in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 15-12 victory. Condo's backup, Lee Smith, had a cast on his snapping hand.

Coach Jack Del Rio didn't take long to decide to go for 2. Derek Carr threw incomplete and Oakland's lead remained at three points.

That gave the Broncos a chance to tie the game later, but Brandon McManus' 49-yard field goal attempt hit off the upright.

Del Rio said it wasn't much of a decision.

''You have to use the information and have the courage to do the right thing for the team,'' he said.

The Raiders improved to 6-7 and snapped an eight-game losing streak against their AFC West rivals.


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