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A look at Broncos-Raiders through the years

Hopefully today’s game ends with Denver laying a historic walloping on Oakland.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

Nothing compares to the rivalry between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. As a born-and-raised Raider Hater, it should make sense. Call me old school, but I’m still of the belief that the Broncos could lose 14 games, as long as they beat Oakland twice.

Perhaps that’s nostalgia. Perhaps that’s history. I just call it hating the Raiders and everything about the franchise.

Will Denver get back on track after the tough loss to the Buffalo Bills? Will anyone on the Broncos offensive line block Khalil Mack? How many animals-hunting-animals videos will Jack of the River have shown prior to today?

As I have done the first three weeks and will continue to do the rest of the season in this space, let’s look at some of the notes from this classic, historical matchup and records that specific Broncos can attain in this game.

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Here is a look at the Broncos and Raiders throughout the years, courtesy of Denver’s weekly report.

  • Today marks the 114th game between the Broncos and Raiders in the regular season. The first was on Oct. 2, 1960 in Denver, a 31-14 Broncos win.
  • The Broncos own a 50-61-2 all-time record vs the Raiders. That includes a 25-29-2 mark in Denver. Again, this is in the regular season.
  • The most recent game was a Broncos 24-6 win over the Raiders in Denver. It was the Aqib Talib chain-grab game on Michael Crabtree.
  • The last Broncos home win over the Raiders was the finale to the 2016 season. The last home loss was Dec. 13, 2015, a 15-12 Oakland win (when Mack got five sacks).
  • The last Broncos road win was on Oct. 11, 2015, a 16-10 victory. The last road loss to the Raiders was on Nov. 6, 2016, a 30-20 Oakland win.
  • The longest winning streak for the Broncos over the Raiders is eight games, from Nov. 6, 2011-Dec. 13, 2015.
  • The longest winning streak for the Raiders over the Broncos is 14 games, from Nov. 21, 1965-Dec. 19, 1971.
  • The Broncos have netted two shutouts in this series. The last one was on Oct. 16, 1995 in Denver, a 27-0 win over the Raiders.
  • The Raiders also have netted two shutouts in this series. The last one was Nov. 22, 1992 in LA, a 24-0 win over the Broncos.
  • The largest win for the Broncos over the Broncos is 37 points, a 44-7 victory on Oct. 5, 1962 in Denver at then-Bears Stadium.
  • The largest win for the Raiders vs the Broncos is 51, a 51-0 Oakland shutout on Sept. 10, 1967 in Oakland.
  • The most points the Broncos have scored in the series vs the Raiders is 47. It happened on Dec. 28, 2014 in Denver, a 47-14 win.
  • The most points the Raiders have scored in the series vs the Broncos is 59. That happened on Oct. 24, 2010 in Denver, the 59-14 game. That was the beginning of the end for the guy we don’t name here.
  • The most combined points for the Broncos and Raiders is 74, a 38-36 Denver win on Sept. 7, 1986 in Oakland. Again, this is for the regular season.
  • The fewest combined points for the Broncos and Raiders is 12, a 9-3 Oakland win on Dec. 1, 1980 in Oakland. Again, this is for the regular season.
  • The Broncos and Raiders have only met twice in the playoffs. The magical 20-17 Broncos win on Jan. 1, 1978 in Denver in the AFC title game. Even though I wasn’t born yet, knowing the history of the franchise and how much Denver struggled against the Raiders is why this rivalry still means so much.
  • The other postseason game was a 42-24 Raiders win over the Broncos on Jan. 9, 1993 in LA in the AFC Wild Card game.
  • During the last seven seasons, the Broncos have compiled a 28-10 overall record vs the AFC West. It's the third-best division record in the NFL.
  • The Broncos own the NFL’s best home record during Pat Bowlen's tenure as owner (1984-to the present) with a 209-77 (.731) overall mark. Why isn’t Mr. B in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
  • C.J. Anderson enters Sunday's game vs the Raiders at fifth in the NFL with 235 rushing yards. Anderson can become the sixth Broncos running back, and the first since Terrell Davis, to get at least 300 yards rushing in four consecutive seasons.
  • Von Miller ranks 3rd in Broncos history with 76.5 career sacks. That leads all NFL players since he entered the league in 2011. Miller needs 2.5 sacks to tie Bronco Ring of Famer Karl Mecklenburg (79) for second place in Broncos history. Miller also needs two sacks to become the first Broncos defender with at least five sacks in each of his first seven seasons. Miller is tied with Simon Fletcher for most 10-sack seasons in Broncos history w/five. He trails only Reggie White in NFL history in the first six seasons of a career.
  • With his 83.7 field goal percentage, Brandon McManus holds the best career mark in Broncos history for kickers. That includes postseason, with a minimum of 20 attempts.
  • Talib can tie Darren Sharper and former Raiders great Charles Woodson for second-most interception returns for touchdowns in NFL history. How sweet would it be for Talib to tie the record on Derek Carr today?
  • Talib also holds the Broncos record for pick-sixes at six. He's ahead of Tyrone Braxton & Mike Harden. Chris Harris Jr. is tied at fourth with three.
  • Demaryius Thomas needs 60 yards receiving to reach 8,000 for his career and become the seventh active player in the NFL to reach that mark. Rod Smith holds the Broncos record for most consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving at six. Thomas could tie Smith this season.
  • With a win today, Vance Joseph can become the fourth Broncos head coach to get victories in his first two games against AFC West rivals.
  • The Broncos lead the NFL on third-down efficiency having converted 23-of-44 (52.3) third-down attempts entering Week Four. The Broncos rank first in the NFL in rush defense having allowed just 59.7 yards per game entering Week 4 vs the Raiders. Denver has to make sure it does the same today to make Oakland one-dimensional.

We will find out today where this game ranks in the classic series. Hopefully with the Broncos laying a historic walloping on Oakland.

Broncos Tracks

Broncos and Raiders are battling to get back on track in Week 4 -
Both teams are coming off losses and looking to avoid falling to 2-2.

Three Keys to Broncos-Raiders
One of the league's best rivalries picks up again on Sunday, with both teams looking to keep pace in the AFC West race.

Mason's Mailbag: On special teams, the buck stops with Brock Olivo
Olivo stood up and took responsibility for the issues in Week 3, which is one reason for optimism about the Broncos doing better across the board in Week 4.

Through My Eyes: Jamaal Charles has his eyes on more touchdowns
His first Broncos touchdown made him feel like he got his mojo back, but Jamaal Charles says that's just the beginning.

Where Are They Now: Haven Moses
Jim Saccomano checks in on former Broncos wide receiver Haven Moses.

Broncos, Raiders have managed to limit Khalil Mack, Von Miller
Two of the NFL's premier pass-rushers square off Sunday in Denver, but familiarity has kept Von Miller and Khalil Mack neutralized for the most part.

Devontae Booker has 'great week,' close to return for Denver Broncos - AFC West- ESPN
C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles have carried the load in the rushing game so far, but the Broncos would like to add Devontae Booker to the mix.

Woody Paige: The Broncos rivalry is again alive with the Raiders, expect a Sunday show - Denver7
The rancorous rivalry returns. The Broncos vs The Raiders, as it should be. For 45 years this has been the best and the biggest, the brightest and bitterest.

Denver7 Broncos takeaways as Raiders game looms - Denver7
As Broncos face Raiders before entering bye week, the rivalry has been reborn.

Raiders at Broncos report card and prediction | Colorado Springs Gazette, News
Paul Klee gives his report card and prediction for today's game.

Cody Latimer lives up to hype as top special teams player |
No, he's not a bust. But was he really drafted to be a special teams player?

Store offers free appliances if Broncos shutout Raiders |
Appliance Factory Mattress Kingdom is making an offer some can't refuse.

Denver Broncos: Menelik Watson shows huge improvement week 3
The Denver Broncos have largely had issues with their right tackle position for the past few years. Menelik Watson showed improvement in week three vs. BUF.

3 keys to victory for Broncos against Raiders | Broncos Wire
The Denver Broncos host the Oakland Raiders in a key AFC West clash in Week 4 of the NFL season. Here are the Broncos' keys to victory.

Inside The Matchup: Denver Broncos NT Domata Peko vs. Oakland Raiders Interior Offensive Line
Nick Kendell takes you inside one of the key matchups that will determine whether the Broncos come out on top over the Raiders in Week 4.

Week 4 Opponent Tracks

Raiders head to Denver attempting to beat best trench team in NFL at their own game - Silver And Black Pride
It’s really no secret that the surest way to win in the NFL is to do it in the trenches. That’s where the Broncos have been mastering their opponents this year on both sides of the ball and if the R...

NFL’s two top edge rushers to take same field Sunday in Denver, each with advantage other does not have - Silver And Black Pride
The debate rages on between Broncos’ Von Miller and Raiders’ Khalil Mack as the two take opposite sidelines Sunday.

Raiders looking to rebound vs Broncos after big loss and recent history suggests they will - Silver And Black Pride
After an embarrassing loss like the Raiders had last Sunday in Washington, it can cause what is often referred to as ‘prisoner of the moment’ syndrome.

Oakland Raiders look to take advantage of familiar foes in Denver - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
Will facing former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and right tackle Menelik Watson help Oakland this Sunday in Denver?

5 things to watch for in Broncos vs. Raiders Sunday – Las Vegas Review-Journal
After both teams suffered disappointing losses in Week 3, the Raiders and Broncos find themselves needing a critical victory to keep pace with the undefeated Chiefs.

Sean Smith of Oakland Raiders pleads not guilty to assault, battery charges
Raiders cornerback Sean Smith pleaded not guilty Friday to assault and battery charges after allegedly beating his sister's boyfriend and stomping on his head in July. Smith is due back in court Nov. 6.

Oakland Raiders look to take advantage of familiar foes in Denver - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
Will facing former Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and right tackle Menelik Watson help Oakland this Sunday in Denver?

Who will get better of Khalil Mack-Menelik Watson reunion in Denver? - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
Offensive tackle Menelik Watson saw plenty of Khalil Mack in Raiders practice, and now gets a chance to help the Broncos fend off the pass-rusher.

Raiders' Derek Carr looking for rebound game in Denver
Quarterbacks who go on to be great have the ability to put poor performances in the rear-view mirror

Kurtenbach: It's time for Derek Carr to prove he's a true franchise quarterback
Following an embarrassing 27-10 nationally televised loss to Washington, the Raiders spent all week saying the right things, doing their best to assuage fears that a one-game downturn is the start of a bad trend for the Silver and Black.

Raiders struggling mightily to defend on third down
Getting Broncos off the field will be crucial in AFC West battle in Denver

Raiders punter takes his quirky act to altitude of Denver - SFGate
Now here’s a tantalizing brew: Marquette King launching his booming, majestic punts in the mile-high altitude of Denver. Will he kick one completely out of the stadium? Or maybe all the way to the moon?

AFC West Tracks

It's 'uh-oh' and three for the Chargers, who haven't won a game since their move to L.A. - LA Times
It is an awfully steep climb for the Chargers, who have a tough schedule in front of them, after they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-10 on Sunday to fall to 0-3.

Chargers are 'pinning their ears back' and putting pressure on opposing offenses - LA Times
Winless Chargers prepare for home game against the 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles

5 reasons L.A.'s Chargers* will beat the Eagles - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is probably the best player on either team -- but a calf injury has sidelined him in recent days.

Chargers are 'pinning their ears back' and putting pressure on opposing offenses - LA Times
Winless Chargers prepare for home game against the 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles

Banged-up Eagles could be soothing balm for ailing Chargers
Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense should be able to break out against the Eagles' depleted defense.

Thanks For The Memories, Philip - Bolts From The Blue
Coming to the realization that the end is near is depressing.

Chiefs waive kicker Cairo Santos | The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Chiefs have waived Cairo Santos with an injury designation, effectively cutting ties with the kicker two days before the team plays host to Washington.

KC Chiefs pass protection will be tested by Redskins' defense | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked five times in a win over the Chargers a week ago. Washington’s defense will likely present a bigger challenge to the team’s pass-protection scheme.

Dee Ford will not play for KC Chiefs against Washington | The Kansas City Star
Outside linebacker Dee Ford has been ruled out for the Kansas City Chiefs’ game on Monday night against Washington.

How Kansas City Chiefs would line up without Dee Ford, Eric Fisher
Veteran backup Frank Zombo will fill in at linebacker if Dee Ford can't go, but replacing offensive tackle Eric Fisher would be a little more complex.

NFL - How much has Alex Smith really changed in 2017?
The Chiefs are 3-0 and Alex Smith has the NFL's best traditional passer rating. On the other hand, he's 16th in total QBR. Here's why there's such a big discrepancy.

Kansas City Chiefs' offense delivering big plays at record pace
With rookie running back Kareem Hunt and second-year receiver Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs suddenly are scoring long touchdowns in bunches.

Chiefs’ Alex Smith is outplaying the rest of the AFC West - Arrowhead Pride
Through three weeks, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is the best quarterback in the AFC West, and if it wasn’t for Tom Brady’s five-touchdown performance last Sunday against Houston, he could be making a case for the best quarterback in the AFC.

The Chiefs’ opposing QBs have not fared well lately in night games at Arrowhead - Arrowhead Pride
Get pumped. Arrowhead at night is about as good as it gets in the NFL. I am obviously biased as a Kansas City Chiefs fan but it’s not a hot take in the slightest.

NFL Tracks

7 things to watch in NFL Week 4: Tom Brady aims for yet another record -
Plus, a few heated rivals will go at it, and London-born Jay Ajayi finally gets to play in his hometown.

Danny Trevathan suspension: Bears’ LB gets 2 games for hit on Davante Adams -
Trevathan landed a nasty hit on Adams in Week 4, and the NFL decided to punish him for it.

Saints vs. Dolphins 2017: Start time, TV schedule for NFL London game at Wembley Stadium -
The Saints and Dolphins will face off in London on Sunday, and we have all you need to know to follow the game.

Five things to watch for in Saints-Dolphins in London -
The NFL returns to London for the second of four games this season, bringing the Miami Dolphins (1-1) and the New Orleans Saints (1-2) into the Greater London area.

Biggest Week 4 NFL questions, stats and predictions - NFL Nation- ESPN
How good are the Falcons and Steelers? Can the Rams win the NFC West? Can this weekend match last week for excitement? We get you ready for Week 4.

What's sparked the rise of productive late-round wide receivers? -
Standout pass-catchers aren't just exclusive to the first-two rounds of the draft. Tom Pelissero examines why so many future star wide receivers are being plucked out of the late rounds.

Week 4 NFL expert picks, bets, and odds: Parlay of the week -
Nick Kostos won big on Monday nights last season and gives his best three-team NFL parlay for Week 4

7 prospects who boosted stock in 2017 season's first month |
It is often said that it's not how you start but how you finish that matters. However, getting on NFL scouts' radar early in the season allows prospects to get opportunities throughout the rest of the year, whether it's drawing a general manager to campus or earning a postseason all-star game invite.

N.F.L. Week 4 Predictions: Patriots, Steelers and Cowboys Should Win - The New York Times
The Vikings should be fine regardless of who is at quarterback, the Patriots hope to continue rolling, and the Chiefs have become a must-see team.

Amazon’s NFL audience beat Twitter’s — but is still much smaller than TV - Recode
An average of 372,000 people watched the Bears-Packers game on Amazon Thursday night.