Raiders Vs. Broncos Score: Sebastian Janikowski Hits 63-Yard FG Before Halftime

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is not having the start he would have liked, losing to the Oakland Raiders at halftime, 16-3. Late in the second quarter, Raiders safety Matt Giordano read Kyle Orton all the way and picked off a pass intended for Brandon Lloyd. Giordano went out of bounds with the ball at his own 24-yard line.

The Raiders turned that into a field goal for the 16-3 lead at halftime. However, it wasn't any ordinary field goal. Sebastian Janikowski tied NFL history with a 63-yard field goal. Tom Dempsey and former Broncos kicker Jason Elam also own a share of that record.

Despite the interception, Kyle Orton hasn't played as bad as his offensive line has. Center J.D. Walton and guard Zane Beadles are being outplayed. Though it should be noted that Orton is relying too much on Brandon Lloyd. Eddie Royal and Eric Decker do not have any catches. Orton is also the leading rusher with 13 yards. Knowshon Moreno has four yards on five carries and Willis McGahee has zero on two rushes.

Penalties have beset this game. Each team has eight.

For more on the Raiders head over to Silver and Black Pride. For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. Catch up on Week 1 of the regular season at SB Nation NFL.

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