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Broncos vs. Raiders: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after the teams's 23-20 season opening loss to the Raiders.

Broncos vs. Raiders: Orton |
Quarterback Kyle Orton talks to the press after the team's 23-20 week 1 loss to the Raiders.

Raiders roll over Broncos 23-20 in Denver as John Fox era starts with loss - The Denver Post
Hopes for a new Broncos season quickly rinsed and cycled into alibis as their only hope. The Broncos were physically whipped up front in a 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in the season opener Monday night.

Analysis: Optimism fades with Broncos loss - The Denver Post
After the Broncos expressed such high hopes throughout August, the season opener Monday night proved to be a startling reminder of the work that remains to get through September.

Broncos' Kyle Orton has lost his credibility with bored fans - The Denver Post
Youre done, Kyle Orton. Its unfair to place all the blame on Orton for the bumbling, fumbling, not-ready-for-prime-time performance of the Broncos. But the Broncos QB has lost his credibility.

NFL Game Center: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos - 2011 Week 1
Sebastian Janikowski was just a little bit disappointed with his record-tying 63-yard field goal that helped the Oakland Raiders beat the Denver Broncos 23-20 Monday night.

Denver Broncos News

Raiders vs. Broncos - Recap - September 12, 2011 - NFL - Football -
Sebastian Janikowski figures his celebration over his long field goal will be short-lived. After all, Matt Prater kicks at this altitude eight times a year to Janikowki's one.

Injuries and penalties lead to Broncos’ undoing in 23-20 loss to Raiders - The Washington Post
DENVER — Champ Bailey sauntered out of the locker room with a noticeable limp. The Denver Broncos Pro Bowler was far from alone.

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Ranking the NFL's signal callers after Week 1 - The Denver Post
Broncos/NFL reporter Mike Klis ranks the leagues quarterbacks after the first week of the season.

Paige: No run game, no run defense old problems for Broncos - The Denver Post
The Raiders played pin-the-tail-on-the-Broncos for the fourth consecutive time Monday night.

Krieger: It's back to the drawing board for Broncos - The Denver Post
You had a field goal that tied the NFL record for longest ever. You had a punt return that ranked third on the Broncos all-time list.

Broncos fans divided on reaction to revamped team - The Denver Post
Fan reaction Monday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High was a little like the weather. Unsettled.

Bests and worsts: Broncos lose regular-season opener - The Denver Post
The Broncos honored the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a pregame ceremony, which included more than 75,000 fans singing the national anthem in unison.

Pass or fail: Raiders 23, Broncos 20 - The Denver Post
Never got the run game going, and shaky protection turned the passing game into a check-down affair for much of the night.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos Drop Season Opener to Raiders |
The Broncos nearly completed a comeback late in the game, but the Raiders held on for a 23-20 victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Monday Night Football.

Raiders 23, Broncos 20: Three Observations |
Three observations from the Broncos’ regular-season opening 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders here at Sports Authority Field on Monday night.

Six Words or Less: Your Thoughts on Broncos-Raiders |
The first regular-season edition of "Six Words or Less" generally captured the Broncos on-line fan base at its most raw, when the optimism over a new season collided with the reality of a team still struggling with the problems that doomed it to a 6-20 record over its past one and a half seasons.

Broncos Fall To 0-1 With 23-20 Loss To Raiders " Predominantly Orange
The Broncos opened their 2011 season with a wet and ugly 23-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. How does their season look from here on out?

John Fox on Orton's struggles; Champ Bailey disappointed in Broncos defense | First-and-Orange
What the Broncos and others had to say after the Raiders’ 23-20 victory over the Broncos in Denver on Monday night.

Broncos Elvis Dumervil tried to battle through injury vs. Raiders | First-and-Orange
Elvis Dumervil waited over a year for this opening night, only to see it ruined with a shoulder injury.

Big names on Broncos injury list after loss to Raiders | First-and-Orange
As if losing to the Raiders for the fourth straight time wasn’t bad enough for the Broncos.

Broncos Vs. Raiders: Kyle Orton's Performance Inspires Chants For Tim Tebow -
The Denver Broncos have a problem, and a bit of a ridiculous one at that. At this point, it's almost as if Broncos fans are on an endless search for a reason to justify playing Tim Tebow. And on Monday night, during Denver's season-opener, the fans found just the reason, all of 50 minutes into the year.

NFL News

It Is What It Is " NFL Power Rankings: Week 2 sees Packers in the top spot
28. (26) Broncos (0-1) — Too many mental mistakes puts the Broncos in the bottom half of the NFL. Kyle Orton was mediocre but still is the best option John Fox has at quarterback.

NFL: Patriots run roughshod on Dolphins | The Indianapolis Star
Tom Brady threw his first interception since October, so he wasn't perfect in the New England Patriots' opener. He was close, though.