The last time we saw the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders on the same field was Sunday, Oct. 24. It wasn't pretty for the Denver Broncos, as they were blown out at Invesco Field at Mile High, 59-14. Oakland running back Darren McFadden had a field day against the Broncos defense, rushing for 165 yards and four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving). It was Darren McFadden's 2010 arrival game, having missed the previous two games.
The Broncos were down 38-0 before a late touchdown reception by Knowshon Moreno, but it didn't get any better during the second half of the game. After the game, the Broncos were on a three-game losing streak, which eventually reached four games. After the bye week, the Broncos showed promise against the Kansas City Chiefs, defeating them 49-29. But that win was followed by another four-game losing streak. The Broncos will look to snap it against Oakland this Sunday.
The victory started the Raiders on what became a three-game winning streak, including a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in overtime. Since then, they are 1-3, but the win came over the San Diego Chargers. At 6-7, the Raiders are barely breathing to win the AFC West and do have a long chance at making the wild card. However, better that than to be out of it already, like the Broncos.
Darren McFadden had a productive day against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday when rushed for 123 yards and two scores. He had 86 reception yards and a touchdown as well. He could have another huge day against the Broncos, who have the No. 31 rush defense in the league.
The Broncos' Kyle Orton is hampered by a sore arm and had limited participation in practice on Wednesday. Tim Tebow received first team reps. Even before kick off, the Broncos are already in a precarious position. All signs point to Sunday being a rough day for the Denver Broncos.