The Denver Broncos (6-8) have little to play for other than for pride on the road against the Oakland Raiders (3-11), especially with rumors circulating that there is an imminent regime change coming.
With this also being the final home game for the Raiders in the City of Oakland, we can expect an especially rowdy home crowd with a team that will be fired up to play for them. Both combinations tend to spell out doom for the Broncos under Vance Joseph.
With a win, the Broncos 2019 NFL Draft position would sink down into the late teens, while a loss will hold them around 12th overall. That’s what is at stake for the offseason, but losing to the Raiders is something we should never actually hope for.
Here is how to watch.
When: Monday, December 24, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. Mile High time
Where: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California
Announcers: Joe Tessitore (play by play), Jason Witten (analyst), and Booger McFarland and Lisa Salters (sideline).
Radio: KOA - 850 AM | 94.1 FM & The Fox - 103.5 FM | Spanish Radio KNVR 1150 AM
Denver Broncos injury report
|Domata Peko Sr.||NT||NIR||NOT LISTED||DNP||FULL|
|Shane Ray||OLB||Illness||NOT LISTED||DNP||DNP||QUESTIONABLE|
|Jared Veldheer||T||Illness||NOT LISTED||DNP||FULL|
Oakland Raiders injury report
The Broncos held at 2.5-point road favorites over the Raiders all week, which means oddsmakers really don’t have a lot of faith in Oakland as a team or a franchise. Then again, who has a lot of faith this Denver team can beat anyone on the road? It’s an AFC West rival game, so it should be a close affair.
One reason to win, the Broncos are still behind in the all-time series with the Raiders thank to the 1960s with a 52-62-2 record against the Raiders in the regular season, which includes a 25-33 road record. The Broncos are also 4-6 all-time when playing games on Christmas Eve.
In this weeks’ podcast, Ian and Adam talk about what’s next on the head coaching front for the Denver Broncos.
In Broncos & Bratwurst, meanwhile, Kevin wonders if the Broncos are on a road to nowhere under John Elway’s leadership.
To lose or not to lose, that is the question Jess, Laurie, and I argued over during Something Something Broncos. Losing helps the Broncos in April and screws the Raiders in April, while winning just feels good this week and has no bearing on anything. Laurie and Jess disagree.
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Broncos Regular Season Schedule 2018
|1||Sep 9||vs Seattle Seahawks||W 27-24||FOX|
|2||Sep 16||vs Oakland Raiders||W 20-19||CBS|
|3||Sep 23||at Baltimore Ravens||L 27-14||CBS|
|4||Oct 1||vs Kansas City Chiefs (MNF)||L 27-23||ESPN|
|5||Oct. 7||at New York Jets||L 34-16||CBS|
|6||Oct 14||vs Los Angeles Rams||L 23-20||FOX|
|7||Oct 18||at Arizona Cardinals (TNF)||W 45-10||FOX|
|8||Oct 28||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 30-23||CBS|
|9||Nov 4||vs Houston Texans||L 19-17||CBS|
|11||Nov 18||at Los Angeles Chargers||W 23-22||CBS|
|12||Nov 25||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||W 24-17||CBS|
|13||Dec 2||at Cincinnati Bengals||W 24-10||CBS|
|14||Dec 9||at San Francisco 49ers||L 20-14||CBS|
|15||Dec 15||vs Cleveland Browns||L 17-16||NFLN|
|16||Dec 24||at Oakland Raiders (MNF)||L 27-14||ESPN|
|17||Dec 30||vs Los Angeles Chargers||2:25 PM||CBS|