It’s Christmas Eve and not a creature is stirring in an oft-empty Oakland-Alameda Coliseum. It is the final game the Oakland Raiders will play in this city, so all of the creatures crawls out of their cells and made the trek for one final Monday Night Football game.
For the Denver Broncos, they have history to save. The franchise has not suffered back-to-back losing seasons since 1971 and that is a history worth fighting to preserve. Meanwhile, the Raiders have not had back-to-back winning seasons in 18 years. Now isn’t the time to join them in their pursuit of despair.
A strong rushing attack, led by both Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman (time to get back into a running back by committee approach) is how the Broncos will come out on top against the Raiders. Any game plan that allows Case Keenum to throw the ball more than 40 times will result in a loss as they are a perfect 0-5 when Keenum tops that number averaging a putrid 16 points per game in those contests.
Run. The. Ball.