In a game that the Las Vegas Raiders kept trying to give away, the Denver Broncos gave it right back. Drew Lock led the way with multiple three and outs and also four game-killing interceptions. Denver falls to 3-6 after getting blown out in the second half on their way to a 37-12 defeat to the Raiders.
In the first quarter, the Broncos didn’t do anything with their first possession and sat on the sidelines watching Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders march down the field for an easy touchdown drive.
That anxiety quickly faded as the Broncos defense would be stout for the rest of the first half and the Broncos offense woke up and did some things. At least when it wasn’t second down and 10.
It might be years before I'll like a run play on a 2nd and 10.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) November 15, 2020
They would find enough success on one drive to get on the board in the first quarter. Down just 7-3, was a win all things considering as a long punt return by Hunter Renfrow was negated by a penalty in the first quarter.
The Broncos and Raiders traded field goals in the second quarter. Denver’s field goal drive came off some smooth moves from rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy for a big gain.
Another huge special teams mistake by the Raiders negated a 60 yard punt return for a touchdown by Hunter Renfrow or things would have gotten out of hand for Denver there in the first half.
The Broncos had one more opportunity to score before halftime and Drew Lock had made some big time throws to get them down inside the ten yard line with seconds left in the half, but a horrible throw in traffic was easily picked off by the Raiders to end the drive.
Drew Lock is almost good sometimes— Nate Kreckman (@NateKreckman) November 15, 2020
The Raiders would begin to put the game away in the third quarter. The Broncos early third quarter possession went for -3 total yards and 30 seconds, which brought out a gassed Denver defense.
One positive note is what Denver has in Jerry Jeudy once he has a quarterback that can capitalize on his superior route running ability.
After opening up the quarter with a field goal drive, the Raiders ran all over the tired Broncos defense to open up a two touchdown lead near the end of the third quarter to put them up 20-6.
Drew Lock would open the fourth quarter with a backfoot terrible throw that was picked for his third interception of the game. The interception would set the Raiders up in prime position to score another touchdown. Denver’s exhausted defense would hold to force a field goal instead.
Lock is 13 of 28, 162 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT, 25.3 rating. Is this where I inspire Broncos comeback by saying put in Rypien? #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) November 15, 2020
After another three and out, the Broncos gave the ball back to the Raiders with a little over 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter. In the second half up to that point, the Broncos had just 1 total yard on offense.
The Broncos defense forced a Raider three and out, but a quick toss from Lock to DaeSean Hamilton would result in a strip and Raiders ball inside the 10 yard line. Devontae Booker would run it in from there to seal victory for the Raiders putting them up 30-6.
Garbage time began at that point. Drew Lock began making completions and driving the Broncos down the field. The drive would end in a touchdown and a failed two-point conversion. The Raiders run game would take things from there and send Denver to a 3-6 record and a 37-12 defeat.
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