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Broncos wide receivers could play key role against the Raiders

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Emmanuel Sanders was on Friday’s The Afternoon Drive to talk about the big divisional game on Sunday.

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There are always theories on how a team will succeed in its next game.

Some are more reasoned than others, but it makes it fun. It’s no different for the Denver Broncos as they head into Week Four against the Oakland Raiders. One of the most prevailing ideas is that the Broncos need to run the football as they did the first two weeks of the season.

Former Raiders head coach Tom Flores had a different take. He told Eric Goodman and Les Shapiro that Denver would need to stretch the field to defeat Oakland. That means taking advantage of Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. It would seem the Broncos have an advantage in that area given the perceived weakness of the Raiders secondary. But as Sanders told Eric and Les on Friday’s The Afternoon Drive, people thought they had the same advantage against the Buffalo Bills.

“Our wide receiver crew, we’ve been putting up yards for years,” Sanders told the guys. “Not only that, we won a Super Bowl, so (opposing secondaries) have seen us do the whole nine yards. Those young guys, they come ready to play. They come with a chip on their shoulder, so we can’t take anybody lightly.”