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Horse Tracks: Sunday night stinker, Broncos embarrasss themselves in Oakland

The Denver Broncos have toyed with ugly wins in the past. Now those chickens have come home to roost with one of the ugliest losses in years.

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Did you see Kapri Bibbs' touchdown run? Beyond that, there was very little for Broncos fans in Sunday night's loss to the Oakland Raiders.

The offensive game-plan may have well been crafted on the back of a napkin. The Broncos started slow, as they always do, and then decided to slip it into neutral, hoping that the defense would bail them out yet again. What was so frustrating about the loss was that despite all indications that things were going south, the staff held steadfast  with an game-plan long after it was proven ineffective.

In the first quarter, the Broncos had 4 yards passing. 12 feet. 144 inches. Let that sink in. In Trevor Siemian's first quarter of driving the offense, wasn't enough to get down your own driveway.

The Raiders had the ball for over 41:00 of play. When it's that lopsided the defense that has been the bread and butter for success can't do it's job. It's disgusting that the Broncos would ask so much of the defense and then require so little from the offense.

There's plenty of blame to go around for this. Rick Dennison? Gary Kubiak? Trevor Siemian? Booker? The offensive line? It doesn't really matter. At no point did it look like any of them had any indication that they had what it took to win. The final score proves that fact.

There's plenty to be angry about, but being angry doesn't change the fact that the Broncos embarrassed themselves again against a division opponent on national television. As playoff hopes begin slip from the grasp of the defending Super Bowl Champions, this was a game Broncos fans can look back on as the one the Denver Broncos didn't just take a step back, but rather blacked out and hit our head on the table as we collapsed to the floor.


Who wouldn't want to relive that debacle with some recaps?

Raiders Defeat Broncos in Big AFC West Showdown on SNF | NBC Bay Area

Three Keys Unlocked: Raiders 30, Broncos 20 | Denver Broncos

Five Key Moments: Raiders 30, Broncos 20 | Denver Broncos

Raiders prove they are the real deal with thumping of Broncos | ESPN

Raiders run through Broncos, grab AFC West lead -

Oakland Raiders post huge win over Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football: Score, stats recap |

Sunday Night wrap-up: Raiders go old school, and could get better | ProFootballTalk

The biggest news on the injury front regarding Derek Wolfe Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe carted off | ProFootballTalk

Trevor Siemian is searching for answers... Dude needs to be searching for more yards. 4 in the first quarter is despicable. Siemian Says: Searching for answers to early-game woes | Denver Broncos

Kapri Bibbs had a good garbage-time touchdown. Broncos vs. Raiders highlights, score: Bibbs dances through defense for 69-yard TD -

The Chiefs won. This was probably the funniest thing to come out of that game. Chiefs' Travis Kelce gets into flag battle with official and gets ejected for it -

...and rounding out the entirety of the AFC West that didn't lose Sunday (which was everyone but the Broncos), the Chargers beat the Titans. Melvin Gordon, playmaking defense carry Chargers to win over Titans | ESPN

At least the Broncos aren't the Browns, right? Wait, I'm guessing they threw the ball farther than 12 feet in the first quarter... Chris Kirskey: Browns won’t go 0-16 | ProFootballTalk

Dolphins won again. Dolphins extend win streak, edge Jets in Miami -

The Carolina Panthers are quietly putting together a little win-streak. Panthers hold off Rams in defensive stare down -

Rams fans are getting antsy for the quarterback. Rams fans chant for Jared Goff (and Tim Tebow) as the Case Keenum era continues -

The Steelers are having struggles of their own. Ravens' defense dominates Ben Roethlisberger - are the Packers. Aaron Rodgers calls out Green Bay Packers for 'uncharacteristically low energy' in loss to Indianapolis Colts | ESPN

After a hot start, the Vikings are looking very average. Vikings botch clock management, allowing Lions to mount improbable comeback win -

Former Bronco Ronnie Hillman is making some noise up that way, though. Ronnie Hillman shows Vikings he can be an offensive weapon - 1500 ESPN Twin Citiesr