Denver opened up with an inside run for Phillip Lindsay for four yards as they look to get him to the 1,000 yard milestone in this game. Tim Patrick was held on a slant, but it wasn’t called. That setup a third and six for Denver. Lock, from the shotgun, went deep to Courtland Sutton that was overthrown for the three and out.
The Raiders first drive got going with Isaac Yiadom picking up where he left off in Week 1 covering Darren Waller who easily gained 18 yards on his first reception out to midfield. Denver couldn’t get them into a third down situation until they had reached the Broncos 34 yard line.
On third and 4, Derek Carr continued to go back to Waller finding him right at the first down marker for the first down. Two plays later, they had another third down. This time they only needed to get a yard. Carr would barely overthrow a wide open receiver in the end zone and would settle for a field goal attempt.
Which they would miss. Yes, its okay to LOL.
Austin Schlottmann was called for a false start on first down and then Lindsay was stuffed for a two yard gain to setup a second and long. Lock would hit Andrew Beck outside for a medium gain then on third and six, Lock found DaeSean Hamilton wide open on an out route for 14 yards and a first down.
Two plays later on third and four, Lock was sacked as the right side of the line collapsed around him with both Schlottmann and Jake Rodgers faltering outside.
On first down from their own seven, the Raiders run attempt was blown up by Mike Purcell. On second and 12, Purcell would get another run stop after a short gain to force a third and long. Carr, out of the shotgun, hit Waller on a screen pass that nearly went to the house for 76 yards.
The first quarter would end with the Raiders facing a second a nine at the Broncos 10 yard line.