Broncos Vs. Raiders: McGahee and Tebow Lead Broncos To 38-24 Victory

Tim Tebow returns to the site of his first NFL start and he will look to do better this time by leading the Denver Broncos to a victory over the Oakland Raiders.

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Raiders Vs. Broncos Score Update: Willis McGahee and Tim Tebow Combine To Lead Broncos To 38-24 Victory

After the first 30 minutes of this matchup with the Oakland Raiders, it appeared that the Denver Broncos would once again struggle to find any sort of rhythm or consistency on the offensive end of the field. With the Raiders leading 17-7 and having all the momentum, the Denver Broncos responded in resilient fashion, using a dominant running game to pull away for a comfortable 38-24 win.

In his return from a hand injury, Denver RB Willis McGahee showed how important he is to the Broncos, rushing for a game-high 163 yards on only 20 carries. McGahee found the endzone twice, including a 60-yard touchdown at the end of the 3rd quarter that tied the game up at 24.

With the score tied at 24 in the 4th quarter, Eddie Royal provided the defining play of the game, as he returned a Raiders punt 85 yards for a TD. Royal also added a TD catch to help lead the Broncos to the win.

Although it wasn't always pretty, Tim Tebow delivered a productive performance in the win. Tebow completed only 10/21, but did throw for 2 TD's and 0 INT's. Tebow was particularly impressive running the ball, as he rushed for 117 yards. Surprisingly, the Broncos are now only one game out of 1st place in the AFC West heading into a visit to Kansas City next week.

Stay tuned to Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver and Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Vs. Oakland Raiders Score Update: Eddie Royal TD Gives Denver Late 31-24 Lead

With the score knotted up at 24-24 with six minutes left in the game, Denver Broncos WR Eddie Royal returned a Shane Lechler 85 yards for a go ahead touchdown. 

Take a look:

With that score, Denver is solidly in control of this game over the Oakland Raiders with just a few minutes to play. Quite the difference from last week's blowout home loss to the Detroit Lions.

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Denver Broncos Vs. Oakland Raiders Score Update: Willis McGahee Touchdown Ties Game At 24

After it appeared that the Oakland Raiders had stolen all the momentum heading into halftime, the Denver Broncos responded with a couple of huge plays in the 3rd quarter to tie the score at 24. Tim Tebow engineered a key drive to start the quarter, which resulted in a TD pass to Eddie Royal.

After the Raiders responded with a TD pass from Carson Palmer to Jacoby Ford, the Broncos bounced back with a field goal from Matt Prater. With the Raiders appearing set to drive for another score, Chris Harris intercepted Palmer to give momentum back to the Broncos. Willis McGahee then ended the 3rd quarter with an explosive 60-yard TD run as time expired.

The Broncos running game has been exceptional throughout the game, with McGahee rushing for 111 yards and Tebow rushing for 91.

Be sure to stay tuned to Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Sliver and Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Vs. Oakland Raiders Score Update: Carson Palmer Throws 2 TD's To Give Raiders 17-7 Lead

After a promising 1st quarter performance, which saw the Broncos defense play tough and Tim Tebow throw a TD pass, the Denver Broncos fell apart on both ends of the field in the 2nd quarter and trail 17-7 at halftime.

In his first game as the starting QB for the Raiders, Carson Palmer displayed some of the qualities that made him such an attractive option, throwing TD's to Michael Bush and Marcel Reese. However, Palmer was intercepted by Champ Bailey, when the Pro Bowl CB made a great play on a throw down the sidelines.

Unfortunately, Tebow wasn't able to continue his steady play from the 1st quarter, as he routinely made poor throws and has completed only 6/16 attempts. John Fox will also be frustrated with how the half ended, as he decided to take points off the board when the Raiders were penalized for roughing the kicker. Despite the fact that Matt Prater made the field goal, Fox elected to try and push for a TD. However, after not generating any offense following the penalty, Prater missed a field goal to end the half.

Be sure to stay tuned to Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Sliver and Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Vs. Oakland Raiders Score Update: Broncos Lead 7-3 Following Tim Tebow Touchdown Pass

Through the Denver Broncos' first two drives on Sunday, it seemed like they were setting themselves up for another brutal day in the office. Safety Rahim Moore sustained a concussion on the game's first play, taking away one of Denver's key young players, and the offense followed that up by going three-and-out on its first two possessions.

With the Raiders scoring on a 48-yard field goal from Sebastian Janikowski splitting those two failed Denver drives, it seemed like the Raiders were on their way to treating the home fans with a nice, healthy victory over the struggling Broncos.

But following a strong defensive possession on Oakland's third drive, Tim Tebow went to work...   and actually got things done. After completing a short pass to Daniel Fells to set up second down, Tebow found an opening in the defense and really took off:

It's precisely one of the plays that could make Tebow so dangerous as a quarterback. After faking a hand-off to running back Willis McGahee, essentially misdirecting the entire Oakland defense, Tebow takes the other (wide open) side of the field to dash for 32 yards, putting the Broncos at Oakland's 27-yard line.

And Tebow wasn't done yet, either. After a couple of ineffective plays left the Broncos with a 3rd-and-10 at Oakland's 27, Tebow connected with wide receiver Eric Decker on a 27-yard touchdown pass, putting Denver ahead 7-3. Here's video of that pass:

Tebow doesn't do anything particularly brilliant here, but just being able to complete a solid 30-yard pass over the middle of the field has to warm the hearts of at least a few Broncos fans. His form still looks bad even while succeeding, but if Tebow can begin to complete more passes like that one, he may actually be able to hang on to the job for a bit.

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Rahim Moore Injury: Broncos Safety Sustains Concussion On Game's First Drive

We're only a couple minutes into Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders, but it only took one play for an injury to occur. On Oakland's first play of their first possession, Broncos safety Rahim Moore took a major shot to the head while defending a Carson Palmer pass, and the team is reporting on its Twitter feed that Moore sustained a concussion during the play.

Moore, Denver's second-round pick from this year, had established himself as one of the team's primary defensive backs. Today he was making his sixth start as a Bronco, but it's likely to be a while before he plays again.

Here's video of the play:

As you can see pretty clearly, Moore's head takes a direct shot from the shoulder of teammate Andre' Goodman before crumpling to the ground. Denver trainers immediately went to tend to Moore, who was showing signs of movement on the ground but clearly looks distraught after the hit.

I don't know about you guys, but this was a hit that made me cringe. Watching Moore take the hit as his neck gives way and his entire head shoots backwards is really one of most horrifying images in the sport. I'd rather watch a guy's arm get bent in half than watch his head get beaten into the ground. We all love big hits, but this was a scary play.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog. For more on the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL page.

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Oakland Raiders Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 9: RB Darren McFadden Not Playing

The Oakland Raiders are leaving the bay to visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and the team recently released its official inactive list for the game. The team posted the list on its Twitter feed, but you can see it below in all of its glory:

- RB Darren McFadden

- QB Jason Campbell

- QB Terrelle Pryor

- CB Chris Johnson

- CB Chimdi Chekwa

- OG Bruce Campbell

- TE David Ausberry

The big name here is obviously running back Darren McFadden. He's one of the game's elite running backs and playmakers, and a key reason that Oakland has the league's second-best rushing offense through the first half of the season. Jason Campbell is another big omission, but we all already knew that he was going to miss the remainder of the season.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog. For more on the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL page.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report And Inactive List, Week 9: Derrick Harvey, Cassius Vaughn Among Inactives

The Denver Broncos look to show signs of life against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, and they're doing so with most of their key pieces healthy and playing. The team recently posted its official inactives list for the game on its Twitter feed, which can be seen below:

- DB Rafael Bush

- CB Cassius Vaughn

- DE Derrick Harvey

- FB Quinn Johnson

- OG Manny Ramirez

- OT Tony Hills

- TE Virgil Green

The big name missing here is Harvey, a 24-year-old defensive end that's played sparingly for the Broncos this season. A former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Harvey made 32 starts over his first three seasons with Jacksonville but only accumulated eight sacks.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog. For more on the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL page.

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Broncos Vs. Raiders: Brady Quinn To Be Activated, Might Play

Tim Tebow's margin for error as the Broncos' starting quarterback is slim, and maybe even slimmer than we thought. This morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Denver QB Brady Quinn will be added to the active roster for the first time in three games, and could possibly see the field if Tebow plays poorly.

Although Schefter says that Tebow being benched wouldn't signal the end of his time in Denver long term, he did report that the Broncos coaching staff is frustrated with Tebow's inability to extend drives through the air on third down. In Denver's Week 8 loss to the Detroit Lions, the team went 2-14 on third downs and 0-2 on fourth downs, a success rate that clearly needs to improve in order for the Broncos to win more games. Quinn, who was infamously acquired by the Broncos in 2010 in exchange for RB Peyton Hillis, has yet to throw a pass in a Broncos uniform.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog. For more on the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL page.

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Broncos Vs. Raiders: Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

The Denver Broncos are traveling to the bay area this weekend to face the Oakland Raiders, as they hope to prevent their season from totally falling apart while throwing a wrench in Oakland's. The Raiders are rolling out Carson Palmer for his first start in Oakland while the Broncos are giving Tim Tebow another chance, possibly his last one.

Oakland is considered the heavy favorite at home against the struggling Broncos, but it's unclear how must rust Palmer has been able to shake off in the past two weeks. He looked pretty bad against the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago, although it's not like the Broncos hold some obvious advantage at that position.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, November 6, 2011; 2:05 PM MT

Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.

TV Schedule: CBS

TV Distribution MapThe506.com

Radio Schedule
Broncos: 850 KOA
Raiders: KITS 105.3

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog. For more on the NFL, check out SB Nation's NFL page.

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Sebastian Janikowski Injury Update: Raiders Kicker Set To Play Against Broncos

It appears that the bye week following the 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs has been beneficial for Sebastian Janikowski, as Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that the Raiders expect to have him back on the field when they host the Denver Broncos on Sunday:

@JasonLaCanfora: Seabass Janikowski will kick for Raiders Sun. Free agent K Dave Rayner, who had been on stand by, has headed hone

Janikowski has been an excellent weapon for the Raiders this season, converting 12/13 field goal attempts, including five from 50+ yards. Janikowski was especially impressive in the season-opening victory over the Broncos, hitting all three attempts. The Raiders kicker even joined the NFL record book, as he nailed a record-tying 63-yard field goal in the 23-20 victory at Denver.

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Fantasy Football Week 9 Advice: If You Don't Trust Tim Tebow, You Can't Trust Anyone

If you can't trust Tim Tebow this weekend, then you can't trust the Broncos offense. It's just about as simple as that for any Denver Broncos fantasy options on offense for this week's game against the Oakland Raiders. QB Tim Tebow hasn't been great at home so far this season, so it's difficult to expect a great performance in what will surely be a raucous environment at the Black Hole in Oakland.

The most likely fantasy scenario would be that Tebow picks up decent points with his scrambling and planned runs, but struggles to get anyone else like Willis McGahee or Demaryius Thomas involved in the passing game unless (until?) they are throwing against a prevent defense in garbage time. 

Meanwhile, the Broncos defense could be a nice sleeper play. RB Darren McFadden has been ruled out for the game, and Carson Palmer is making his first start on a new team. The experts at NumberFire expect Palmer to struggle, as he is projected to throw for only 112 yards in what is expected to be a conservative game plan. If you don't mind taking a little bit of risk in hoping that Palmer throws a couple INTs and stalls the wounded Raiders offense, you might want to give the Broncos defense a shot.

 Below are numberFire's projections for the Broncos this weekend:

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Oakland Raiders Injury Report: Darren McFadden Out, Rolando McClain Questionable

The Oakland Raiders released their official injury report Friday, and it's not short on names. As noted earlier in the afternoon, running back Darren McFadden is officially out of Sunday's game against the Broncos. Quarterback Jason Campbell and cornerback Chris Johnson have been ruled out as well.

Corner Chimdi Chekwa, safety Michael Huff, linebacker Rolando McClain and placekicker Sebastian Janikowski are listed as questionable. According to Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran, though, the Raiders are confident that Janikowski will be able to play:

Coach Jackson says, "I think we're going to be fine," when it comes to kicker Sebastian Janikowski playing Sunday. If not, it's Dave Rayner.
Corkran also says McClain and Huff will play, so those guys are apparently just partially questionable.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury: Oakland Raiders RB Ruled Out For Denver Broncos Game

The Oakland Raiders have officially declared running back Darren McFadden out for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, reports Paul Gutierrez of CSN. McFadden sprained his foot in the Raiders' 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago, did not return to the field and has not practiced since then.

With McFadden ruled out, expect Michael Bush to receive the start and for Taiwan Jones to play a bit more when the Raiders and the Broncos take the field on Sunday.

The Raiders will have a short week after the Broncos game since they play on Thursday, Nov. 10, against the San Diego Chargers. The Raiders and the Chargers are currently in a three-way tie with the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West lead. The Broncos are well out of range of winning the division and the Raiders don't need to take a chance on McFadden as a result.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report: Virgil Green, Cassius Vaughn Ruled Out

The Denver Broncos have released Friday's injury report:

Out
TE Virgil Green
CB Cassius Vaughn

Questionable
FS Quinton Carter

Probable
RT Orlando Franklin
RB Willis McGahee
TE Julius Thomas

Both TE Virgil Green and CB Cassius Vaughn have been ruled out of Sunday's game after missing practice all week. Vaughn, who returned an interception for a touchdown earlier this year against the San Diego Chargers, has been struggling with a hamstring issue since last week's blowout loss to the Detroit Lions.

Virgil Green, the Broncos 7th round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, continues to struggle with the neck injury he sustained last week.

The biggest injury news continues to be about Willis McGahee, who practiced again Friday and appears likely to start -- or at least play -- this week against the Oakland Raiders. Another important pair of injuries includes starting RT Olrando Franklin and starting FS Quinton Vaughn. Franklin appears poised to start this week, but Carter will probably come down to a game-time decision.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Denver Broncos RB Practices Friday, Listed As Probable

Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reports Willis McGahee of the Denver Broncos has made progress in his recovery:

@PostBroncos: Good news for Broncos offense: McGahee practiced fully today and is listed as probable vs Raiders.

McGahee, who is undergoing a career renaissance with the Broncos in 2011, broke his hand against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7 and then shortly thereafter required surgery on the injury.

If McGahee is unable to play on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, tailback Knowshon Moreno will continue to carry the load of the Bronco's running -- but it appears increasingly likely McGahee will be cleared to at least split the rushing load with Moreno.

McGahee is currently tied with several other illustrious running backs -- namely Maurice Jones-Drew and Michael Turner -- with 4.5 yards per carry. Getting his production back will no doubt be a helpful distraction for quarterback Tim Tebow, who leads the league with nearly a 15 percent sack rate.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Misses Friday Practice

It appears as though the Oakland Raiders will be without the services of running back Darren McFadden for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports that McFadden missed Friday's practice, his sixth straight. McFadden hurt his foot during a 28-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago.

While the Denver Broncos likely won't face the running back who has ripped them apart over the last two years, Michael Bush and Taiwan Jones will lead the way. Bush has had 62 carries for 259 yards in six career games against the Broncos. Those numbers should increase greatly since he will likely start in place of McFadden on Sunday. Jones has been lightly used this season, but expect his five carries for 30 yards to also increase significantly.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Rolando McClain Injury Update: Oakland Raiders LB Returns To Practice On Friday

After missing the previous two weeks of practice, Oakland Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain returned to the practice field on Friday, reports Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times. McClain had been dealing with an ankle injury since the middle of October, but he was able to play against the Cleveland Browns and the Kansas City Chiefs before hitting the team's bye last week.

McClain plays in the middle of Kamerion Wimbley and Aaron Curry, who was acquired before the NFL trade deadline. However, it remains to be seen if McClain will actually play on Sunday. Darryl Blackstock is his likely replacement in the middle should the ankle injury prevent him from playing.

In three career games against the Broncos, McClain has five tackles and one-half of a sack.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Injury Report, Week 9: Willis McGahee, Orlando Franklin Limited, But Practice

The Denver Broncos official Twitter account has released their Week 9 injury report, confirming that running back Willis McGahee appears to be recovering and preparing for a possible start on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. McGahee was among the six players listed on today's injury report:

Full Participation:
TE Julius Thomas

Limited Participation:
RB Willis McGahee
RT Orlando Franklin

Did not Participate:
FS Quinton Carter
CB Cassius Vaughn
TE Virgil Green

The Broncos offense especially needs the recovery of right tackle Orlando Franklin. Quarterback Tim Tebow has been sacked on nearly 15% of all passing plays, by far worst of any starter in the NFL in 2011. For the Broncos to succeed, they will need to give Tebow more time and keep him from getting skittish.

Starting rookie free safety Quintion Carter missed practice again and will almost certainly miss Sunday's game.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Denver Broncos RB Practices Again, May Play Sunday

The Denver Post is reporting that Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee practiced again on Thursday, further increasing his chances of playing this Sunday against division rivals the Oakland Raiders. Though his practice was limited, coach John Fox suggested McGehee could indeed play Sunday.

Willis McGahee, playing in his first year with the Denver Broncos, broke his hand against the Miami Dolphins and shortly thereafter had surgery to repair the damage. McGahee, who had lost both his starting position and productivity with the Baltimore Ravens, had been undergoing a surprise resurgence with the Broncos, rushing for 460 yards through 6 starts, averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

The Broncos will release their official injury report later today, so stay tuned to SB Nation Denver for updates on Willis McGahee and all other Denver Broncos.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Does Not Practice On Thursday

There are increasing signs that Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden won't play. After sitting out Wednesday's practice and leaving team facilities on crutches with his foot in a boot, McFadden did not practice on Thursday, reports Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times.

The Raiders probably think that the can win either way against the Broncos and would rather not risk re-aggravating the foot sprain. This way, McFadden will be ready to go against the San Diego Chargers on the road just days later on Nov. 10.

Michael Bush is in line to receive the start. As Evan Silva points out, Bush averaged 27 touches in his three starts for the Raiders last season. Even with Carson Palmer seemingly ready to start, the Raiders might just rely a bit more on the run, and that will hurt the Broncos.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Denver Broncos RB Needs Complete Use Of Broken Hand To Play

After having a limited practice on Wednesday, Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee will need to be able to use his broken hand at full capacity if he hopes to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. As head coach John Fox told the media on Wednesday (via the Denver Post):

"He'll definitely have to be able to use that [broken] hand to carry the football and run with the football," Fox said. "It would not be a consideration, playing one-handed. He's got a plate and screws in there."

Reports right after the surgery indicated that McGahee could miss anywhere from a couple of games to more than a month. At the moment, it appears that McGahee will miss at least his second game. However, his path to recovery might just take these two games.

The Broncos will definitely need McGahee back soon, as the team plays the Kansas City Chiefs, the New York Jets and the San Diego Chargers over the rest of November.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Oakland Raiders Injury Report: Six Players Miss Wednesday Practice

The Broncos look like they’ll catch a break when they visit Oakland on Sunday: after missing practice again on Wednesday, it appears star running back Darren McFadden is unlikely to be available for the Raiders. According to sources, the Arkansas product left Raiders facilities on crutches on Wednesday with a protective boot still wrapped around his foot.

Via SB Nation Bay Area comes the entire list of Oakland players to miss practice on Wednesday:

quarterback Jason Campbell (collarbone), cornerback Chimdi Chewka (hamstring), kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring), cornerback Chris Johnson (groin, hamstring), linebacker Rolando McClain (ankle) and McFadden (foot).

Michael Huff (ankle) and center Samson Stele (knee) were limited in practice for Oakland according to reports.

If and when McFadden can’t go, Michael Bush will get the start at running back for the Raiders. The 27-year old Bush ran 17 times for 99 yards against Kansas City in Week 7.

For more on Sunday’s game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation’s Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation’s Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Raiders RB On Crutches, Still In Protective Boot

Those that were hoping to see Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden play against the Denver Broncos this Sunday may be sorely disappointed, as indications continue to come out that he likely won't play. According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, McFadden left the team's building today on crutches with a protective boot still wrapped around his foot.

This can't be a good sign for McFadden's Week 9 status, as speculation already has spread that the running back won't play against Denver in order to freshen up to play the following week against the San Diego Chargers. Given the whole crutches-and-protective-boot thing, it seems unlikely that McFadden will heal up quick enough to make an appearance on Sunday.

McFadden, one of the league's leading rushers, hasn't missed a game yet this season, but received only two carries when the Raiders played Kansas City back on Oct. 23.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Injury Update: 3 Players Miss Wednesday Practice

The Denver Broncos recently released their full injury report for Wednesday practices, as they prepare to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. A total of six players are listed on the full report, and three players didn't participate in practice on Wednesday. The full report can be found here, but the list is below.

Full Participation - 100% of a player's normal repetitions

TE Julian Thomas

Limited Participation - Less than 100% of a player's normal repetitions

RB Willis McGahee

OT Orlando Franklin

Did Not Practice - Didn't participate in practice

S Quinton Carter

TE Virgil Green

CB Cassius Vaughn

It's probably worth noting that it was reported earlier today that Green participated in practice, although the official report says otherwise. Green got hurt against the Detroit Lions last weekend, and still appears to be ailing from that injury.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Darren McFadden Injury Update: Oakland Raiders RB Likely To Sit Out Against Denver Broncos, According To Report

Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden might not give the Denver Broncos nightmares this weekend. McFadden's foot sprain prevented him from practicing on Wednesday, and Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times believes the team will hold McFadden out for the game and have him ready to play against the San Diego Chargers.

McFadden hurt his foot against the Kansas City Chiefs two weeks ago and had the bye week to start recovering from it. But it now appears that Michael Bush will receiver the start for the Raiders. Taiwan Jones is also there in the backfield as a change-of-pace back.

In his career against the Broncos, McFadden has 101 attempts for 637 rushing yards and five touchdowns. His best game came at Mile High in 2010 in the 59-14 debacle loss for the Broncos. He rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Denver Broncos Injury Update: Willis McGahee Returns To Practice

The Denver Broncos recently held their Wednesday practices, and running back Willis McGahee was among those participating. It's a step forward for the veteran back, whose currently making his way back after having hand surgery recently.

There's a chance that he could return to the field this week, giving the team more depth at the position after starting Knowshon Moreno at running back last week. Moreno had a season-high 14 carries against the Detroit Lions last week, covering 69 yards.

First reported by MaxDenver.com on their Twitter feed, McGahee was among three Broncos players to return to practice on Wednesday. The other two were tackle Orlando Franklin and tight end Virgil Green, both of whom have been banged up after getting hurt against Detroit.

For more on Sunday's game, check out Mile High Report, SB Nation's Denver Broncos blog, and Silver And Black Pride, SB Nation's Oakland Raiders blog.

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Week 9 NFL Lines And Odds: Broncos Vs. Raiders

The Denver Broncos are facing the Oakland Raiders on the road this Sunday, and the odds makers don't like their chances after last week's brutal loss.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Denver Broncos RB Considered 'Day-To-Day'

On Monday, Denver Broncos coach John Fox updated the injury status of running back Willis McGahee, saying that he is "day-to-day" with the recovering broken hand. McGahee broke a bone in his hand against the Miami Dolphins and had surgery last Tuesday. He was held out of practice last week and declared inactive against the Detroit Lions.

McGahee has his right hand wrapped in a cast and that prevented him from practicing last week. Receiver Demaryius Thomas was out for six weeks after he broke his pinky finger. However, Fox does appear to legitimately believe that McGahee could return to action this week, just one week after surgery. Yet, that might not be the wisest idea since the team isn't competing for a playoff spot.

Knowshon Moreno took over for McGahee and finished the game with 14 carries for 69 yards. Moreno will continue to gain starts in the backfield until McGahee returns.

 

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Tim Tebow To Start, Says Denver Broncos Coach John Fox

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox announced in a press conference today that the team will start Tim Tebow for at least one more game. The Denver Broncos (2-5) will travel to Oakland on Sunday to play against the Raiders, but earlier today, reports began to surface suggesting the Broncos might turn to former Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn if Tebow's performance doesn't improve dramatically.

Later, it began to appear likely the Broncos would give Tim Tebow at least one more game to fend off the former first round draft pick Quinn. Fox confirmed the reports at today's meeting with the press. Among his comments concerning the Tim Tebow, Fox said Tebow was "getting to understand the offense better with each [play]" and that Tebow "has had two starts this season and he's 1-1 ... there's no style points, bonus points or extra credit."

Tebow has only five career starts at this point in his career, compared to Quinn's 12, so it seems likely the Broncos want to see more of him before making a final decision. In his two starts this year, Tebow has averaged around 60 yards rushing, but less than 130 yards passing.

For more analysis on the Denver Broncos, go to Mile High Report. For breaking news on all sports Denver, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver.

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