After dropping their previous eight season openers, the Oakland Raiders used a trip to Denver to snap that streak. Even though the Broncos kept it close at the end, the Raiders came away with the 23-20 victory. It was a sloppy game all around with 25 forced penalties. But what it came down to was Sebastian Janikowski's record-tying 63 yard field goal that ended the first half.
The Broncos were able to add 17 points on the scoreboard in the second half of the game, but Jason Campbell's six-yard touchdown deflated the Broncos' chances. Thrown in Kyle Orton's fumble on a promising drive and the team leaving points on the field by settling for field goals, the Broncos didn't have much of a chance, really.