Raiders prepare for AFC West showdown against Broncos
DENVER (6-2) at OAKLAND (6-2)
Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC
OPENING LINE - Broncos by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 6-2, Oakland 5-3
SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 61-50-2
LAST MEETING - Raiders beat Broncos 15-12, Dec. 13, 2015
LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Chargers 27-19; Raiders beat Buccaneers 30-24, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 3, Raiders No. 7
BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (20), PASS (27).
BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (24), PASS (1).
RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (8), PASS (4).
RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (28), PASS (27T).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Raiders snapped eight-game skid in series with win at Denver last season. ... This marks first time since 1998 that both teams entered meeting at least four games over .500. ... Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has six TD passes, no INTs and 104 rating in three road starts. ... Denver leads NFL with 16 takeaways; Broncos won 27 straight when winning turnover battle. ... Denver allowed NFL-low 16 completions of at least 20 yards; Raiders rank sixth with 30 big pass plays. ... Denver allowed league-worst 31 points on opponent's opening drive; just 105 rest of game. ... Broncos LB Von Miller second in NFL with 8 1/2 sacks; Oakland's allowed league-low nine all year. ... WR Demaryius Thomas needs two catches to become fourth Bronco with 500 career receptions. ... Raiders off to best start since 2001, 5-0 on road; 1-2 at home. ... Raiders LB Khalil Mack had five sacks in win vs. Broncos last December. ... Oakland QB Derek Carr became third player with at least 500 yards passing, four TDs, no INTs last week in Tampa Bay. Y.A. Tittle and Ben Roethlisberger are others. ... Oakland committed NFL-record 23 penalties last week and is on pace for record 172 this season. ... Raiders WR Michael Crabtree tied for league lead with six TD catches. ... Fantasy Tip: Oakland WR Amari Cooper coming off career highs with 12 catches, 173 yards last week. He has 32 receptions for 469 yards last four weeks.
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