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Broncos' Biggest Winners & Losers in 32-23 Loss to Raiders

The Denver Broncos saw a few players shine in Week 4's loss, but too many melted down.

On Sunday, the Denver Broncos lost to the Las Vegas Raiders, coming up short at Allegiant Stadium, 32-23. It was Denver's fifth-straight loss to its hated division rival.

It came at the hands of Josh McDaniels, no less. It doesn't get much worse than losing to the Raiders for Broncos fans.

But who stepped up to the plate, and who didn't rise to the challenge in Week 4? Let's break down the Broncos' biggest winners and losers this week. 

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III (25) loses the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium.
Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) celebrates his touchdown scored against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs the ball against the Denver Broncos during the first half at Allegiant Stadium.
Denver Broncos wide receiver KJ Hamler (1) catches a pass ahead of Las Vegas Raiders safety Duron Harmon (30) during the second half at Allegiant Stadium.
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) tackles Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) during the second half at Allegiant Stadium.
Denver Broncos cornerback Pat Surtain II (2) breaks up a pass intended for Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams (17) during a game at Allegiant Stadium.

It's hard to rise much more than where he was already, but Patrick Surtain II could go down as an all-time player. The former first-round pick had a tough assignment for many parts of the game, having to duel the NFL's best route-runner in Davante Adams, but Surtain won that duel. 

Surtain was beaten a few times, but when lined up in man coverage, he was elite in this game. 

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This was a crucial game for the Broncos as the divisional record could come in huge at the end of the season. It's a brutal loss, and this team is struggling to find its identity. 

There is plenty of time to right the ship, and with a Thursday Night Football game coming up against the lowly Indianapolis Colts, the Broncos need a statement win on prime time.


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