The Broncos and Raiders are both coming off disappointing losses this past week. The Broncos were upset by the Buffalo Bills while the Raiders were embarrassed by Washington on Sunday Night Football. Now both teams are 2-1 and entering a game on Sunday that is in my opinion, a must-win game for both teams.
Back to work.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) September 25, 2017
Time to fix the mistakes.
I say this because going 2-2 will drop one of these teams into third place and the other into second or even first place, depending the outcome of the Chiefs game. That’s digging yourself into an early hole in a tough division, especially if the Chiefs move to 4-0. So I believe this game between the Raiders is a must win for the Broncos.
To defeat the Raiders, and move to 3-1, the Broncos need to improve on their play from this past Sunday. They need Trevor Siemian to protect the ball better, move the offense, and put touchdowns, not field goals on the board for the Broncos offense. They also need to re-commit to the run game, and play a little better on defense than they did against the Bills. If they do that, they should have a good shot at defeating the Raiders, especially at home.
I’d much rather see the Broncos head into their very early bye with a 3-1 record with a big win over a hated division rival instead of entering their bye with back to back disappoint losses and in third place in the tough AFC West.
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