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Las Vegas Raiders vs Denver Broncos Game Thread

Sports Illustrated's Fan Nation, Raider Maven provides you the official Las Vegas Raiders versus the Denver Broncos game thread.

Today is the first game of the Rich Bisaccia era for the Las Vegas Raiders.  Oh, what a difference a week makes.

While nothing changes with defense and special teams, Greg Olson now takes over as the play-caller and the Raiders, led by Derek Carr, must come out on the attack.

Remember the rule of five. If the Las Vegas Raiders win that key statistical battle, the game is over. For those who don't remember it, it has to do with sacks and turnovers. If the Raiders have three sacks and give up two, that means they are plus one. If they then get four turnovers and give up only one, that means they are plus three. That would give them a plus-four for the day. They want to get to a plus-five ratio every game. Teams that reach the rule of five scenarios win 91 percent of their NFL games on average.

Here’s how to watch:

TV: CBS

Venue: Empower Field at Mile High

Kick-Off: 1:25 PM PDT/4:25 PM EDT

CBS is the host of Sunday's game. You can catch the game on FuboTV by using the link here.

In addition, if you are located in-market, Raiders.com on mobile devices and the Raiders Official app will carry Sunday's game. Raiders app is available on both iOS and Android devices.

Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM/Raider Nation Radio 920 AM

Sunday's game will air on both KOMP 92.3 FM and Raider Nation Radio 920 AM, the latter as the flagship radio station for all Raiders games.

Brent Musburger is back in the booth for play-by-play. His color analyst is former All-Pro tackle Lincoln Kennedy, who returns for the second season.

In addition, the Raiders have affiliate stations throughout the nation. Click on the link here for more details.

Today's game will also be available to listen to live on the Official Raiders mobile app.

We will be updating this article with highlights and updates as the game progresses. Please keep checking back.

START OF FIRST QUARTER: 

PENALTY UPDATE: Illegal contact penalty on Denver's Patrick Surtain II. Results in a Raiders first down at their own 44-yard line. 

SCORING UPDATE #1: Raiders Henry Ruggs III catches a 48-yard touchdown pass. PAT is Good. Raiders lead 7-0 with 11:54 left to go in the first quarter. 

PENALTY UPDATE: Pass interference called on Raiders Cory Littleton. 20-yard penalty results in a Broncos first down at Raiders 35-yard line. 

SCORING UPDATE #2: Broncos Tim Patrick catches a 23-yard touchdown pass. PAT is Good. Game is tied 7-7 with 6:49 left to go in the first quarter. 

TIMEOUT #1: Denver takes their first timeout of the first half with 2:50 left to go in the first quarter. Raiders will have a 3rd and 3 at the Broncos 32-yard line. 

SCORING UPDATE #3: 50-yard field goal attempt by place kicker Daniel Carlson is Good. Raiders lead 10-7 with 2:45 left to go in the first quarter. 

TURNOVER: Broncos Teddy Bridgewater throws interception to Raiders Brandon Facyson. Raiders take over with 24 seconds left in the first quarter at Broncos 49-yard line. 

END OF FIRST QUARTER: Raiders lead 10-7 after one quarter. 1st and 5 on the Broncos 33-yard line coming for Las Vegas. 

START OF SECOND QUARTER: 

PENALTY UPDATE: Neutral zone infraction called on Raiders Solomon Thomas. 5-yard penalty. Still 2nd down.

PENALTY UPDATE: Holding penalty called on Raiders Andre James. 10-yard penalty. Remains 1st down. 

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Raiders lead 10-7. Broncos will have the ball, 1st and 10 at their 32-yard line. 

PENALTY UPDATE: Holding penalty called on Broncos Noah Fant. 10-yard penalty. Remains 1st down. 

PENALTY UPDATE: Offensive pass interference called on Broncos Courtland Sutton. 10-yard penalty. Remains 3rd down. 

SCORING UPDATE #4: Raiders Kenyan Drake catches a 31-yard touchdown pass. PAT is Good. Raiders lead 17-7 with 30 seconds left to go in the half. 

HALFTIME: Raiders lead 17-7 at the half. 

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HALFTIME UPDATE: 

From how the Las Vegas Raiders played in the first half last week against the Chicago Bears to today against the Denver Broncos, a switch seems to have been flipped. 

That's how much better the Raiders have played in getting out to a 17-7 lead on the road in Denver at the half. 

Offensively, the big plays have returned, as quarterback Derek Carr had four pass completions of 25 yards or more in the first half. 

Two of them came on the Raiders first and last drives of the half, with wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and running back Kenyan Drake the lucky recipients. 

It wasn't perfect, with a missed field goal being a primary lost opportunity, but it was otherwise a clean half for the Raiders on offense. 

Defensively, the Raiders defensive line has been bringing the pressure on Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater, with eight QB hits and three sacks in the first half. 

Defensive end Maxx Crosby has been a terror, in particular, with 2.5 of the Raiders three sacks. 

They were also able to pickoff Bridgewater in the first quarter, giving them the edge in the turnover department. 

From top to bottom, it's the best first half the Raiders have played yet this season, a very encouraging sight for fans after everything the team has gone through this past week. 

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START OF THIRD QUARTER: 

PENALTY UPDATE: Holding penalty called on Broncos Noah Fant. 10-yard penalty. Remains 1st down. 

PENALTY UPDATE: Offside penalty called on Raiders Clelin Ferrell. Five-yard penalty. Remains 1st down. 

INJURY UPDATE: Broncos Alexander Johnson has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a chest injury. 

SCORING UPDATE #5: Raiders Kenyan Drake rushes for an 18-yard touchdown. PAT is Good. Raiders lead 24-7 with 11:37 left to go in the third quarter. 

INJURY UPDATE: Raiders Casey Hayward Jr. walking off the field after looking like he might have hurt his left leg. 

INJURY UPDATE: Hayward has returned to the field. 

SCORING UPDATE #6: 32-yard field goal by Broncos placekicker Brandon McManus is Good. Raiders lead 24-10 with 6:38 left to go in the third quarter. 

INJURY UPDATE: Raiders Brandon Facyson heads to the locker room with injury. 

TURNOVER: Fumble forced by Raiders Solomon Thomas and recovered by Denzel Perryman. Raiders will take over at the Broncos 42-yard line with 2:18 left to go in the third quarter. 

SCORING UPDATE#7: Raiders Josh Jacobs rushes three yards for a touchdown. PAT is Good. Raiders lead 31-10 with seven seconds left to go in the third quarter. 

END OF THIRD QUARTER: Raiders lead 31-10 entering the fourth quarter. Will be 1st and 10 Denver at their own 35-yard line. 

START OF FOURTH QUARTER:

PENALTY UPDATE: Personal foul called on Broncos Tim Patrick. 15-yard penalty. Remains 2nd down. 

SCORING UPDATE #8: Broncos Courtland Sutton catches a 12-yard pass for a touchdown. PAT is Good. Raiders lead 31-17 with 11:16 left to go in the game. 

PENALTY UPDATE: False start called on Raiders Alex Leatherwood. Five-yard penalty. Still 3rd down. 

SCORING UPDATE #9: 30-yard field goal by Raiders placekicker Daniel Carlson is Good. Raiders lead 34-17 with 7:57 left to go in the game. 

INJURY UPDATE: Broncos Tim Patrick injured and on the bench after catching a pass.

TURNOVER: Broncos Teddy Bridgewater intercepted by Raiders Tre'von Moehrig. Raiders will have the ball at the Denver 45-yard line leading 34-17. 

TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Raiders lead 34-17. Broncos will have the ball at the Raiders 14-yard line, 2nd and 4. 

SCORING UPDATE #10: Broncos Noah Fant catches a four-yard touchdown pass. PAT is Good. Raiders lead 34-24 with 1:12 left to go in the game. 

Final: Raiders win 34-24. Las Vegas improves to 4-2. Denver falls to 3-3 on the season. 

Thank you for joining us tonight on Sports Illustrated Raider Maven. See you next week as the Raiders return home to Las Vegas to face the Philadelphia Eagles. 

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