Matt Prater is 3 for 3 on Field Goal attempts today with conversions from 21, 43 and 53 yards. Four minutes remain in the contest and it appears that the Broncos will beat Oakland at Home for the first time in the last 5 games.
Lance Ball scored on a 14-yard pass from Peyton Manning with less than 4 minutes to go in the 3rd Quarter and Matt Prater added a 43-yard Field Goal 2 minutes into the 4th Quarter to increase the Broncos lead over the Raiders to 34-6. Denver is having their way the Oakland, imposing their will after establishing dominance with Willis McGahee's 2 yard TD in the 3rd Quarter.
.Four plays later, Willis McGahee scored on a 2-yard run. All four plays in the drive were runs by McGahee. The Broncos now lead by the score of 24-6 with two Touchdowns coming less than 3 minutes apart.
It looked like the Broncos would take a two score lead for a minute. Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas took a screen pass and ran for a long gain, but fumbled as he attempted to switch hands with the ball and give the defender a stiff arm. The Raiders were able to turn that into three points on Sebastian Janikowski's 24 yard Field Goal to close Denver's lead to 4. At the half, Broncos 10, Raiders 6.
The Oakland Raiders managed 3 points on a Sebastian Janikowski Field Goal from 38 yards out. The Broncos responded with a Field Goal of their own to hold a 7 point lead through the end of the 1st Quarter. Peyton Manning has 11 consecutive completions are good for a tie for 7th place with six other Bronco Quarterbacks. The last time that happened was on December 7, 2008 when Jay Cutler did it against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Denver Broncos avoided a slow start, taking their first possession and turning it into a Touchdown. Peyton Manning capped off an 11 play, 80 yard drive with a 22 yard pass to Tight End Joel Dreesen. Manning was 6/8 for 74 yards.