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Broncos vs. Raiders score predictions for Week 18

Here are Mile High Report’s score predictions for the Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders game in Week 18. Who do you think will win this game?

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Both the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders are eliminated from playoff contention, but the winner of this game will take second place in the AFC West. To them, the game will have meaning on Sunday. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos are a full 3-point road underdog to the Raiders in this game.

Collectively, we see the Broncos ending the season with a winning record on the season with a 24-20 road win over the hated Raiders. Not all of us think Denver will come out victorious on Sunday, so here is where each of us at Mile High Report are predicting the final score of this season finale.

Broncos 41, Raiders 40

We’re going out with a bang. Aiden O’Connell and Jarrett Stidham match blow for blow in an offensive explosion that ends in an incredible Wil Lutz 64 yard game winning field goal. Because of course. In all seriousness, I think Denver can win this game but it’s going to be tough on the road against a rather feisty McD-less Raiders team. - Tim Lynch

Broncos 23, Raiders 13

There is meaning behind this game. Finishing with a winning record is something that most of the players haven’t experienced in Denver. They have an opportunity to do something we haven’t seen in a long time. I think they will get it done, even thought it hurts their draft spot in the end. - Adam Malnati

Broncos 27, Raiders 24

Some fans would like the Broncos to lose for a chance at a Top 10 draft pick. I get that, but I’d like to see Denver come out strong and beat their longtime rival. A victory gives them their first winning season since 2016. It would be their first victory against the Raiders since 2019. Stidham improves upon his first start as a Bronco and Vance Joseph’s defense notches a few turnovers against the Raiders offense. - Chris Hart

Broncos 21, Raiders 17

Time to make a point for Sean Payton! To have the chance for a winning season should be enough motivation for the team! Also the opportunity to beat the Raiders in Las Vegas since they moved! - Iván Talavera

Broncos 23, Raiders 16

Screw draft picks. It’s time that the Broncos finally beat the Vegas Raiders and put the final stamp on this season. Baron Browning will hopefully be back causing havoc and Stidham will have Courtland to throw to again. Time for a winning record. Just win baby. - Ross Allen

Raiders 27, Broncos 16

Broncos will end the season with a loss against the Raiders in a meaningless game that no one will remember a few months from now. A winning season would be cool and call but moving up in the draft order so the Broncos and Payton can get the QB of the future - Scotty Payne

Broncos 24, Raiders 13

The Broncos not only get their first winning season since 2016, they beat the hated Raiders for the first time in seven games. End the losing streak to the Chiefs. End the losing streak to the Raiders. End the season with a winning record. Payton has used the Detroit Lions as the harbinger for the Broncos all season long and what he envisions with this team. Last season the Lions made an incredible rally for the playoffs but came up just short. The best way to deliver on that message is by winning on Sunday, Draft picks be damned. - Ian St. Clair

Raiders 20, Broncos 17

Unlike Scotty, I want the Broncos to win this game. Beating the Raiders and having a winning season for the first time since 2016 is not meaningless for this franchise. And I think fans would remember finally beating our hated AFC West rival. But like Scotty, I unfortunately think the Raiders will be the victor. They are playing at home to save their interim coach’s job and have more game-wreckers on their offense and defense. But it will come down to the wire with a field goal to win it. - Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann

Broncos 24, Raiders 13

Raiders 24, Broncos 13. I want the Broncos to win, I just don’t they’re going to. And it doesn’t matter. Yeah, yeah — a winning record is nice, but what’s nicer is a better shot at a franchise altering QB. I’m good either way. I just wanna sit back and toast the last Broncos game we’ll see for eight long, long months. Enjoy the ride, you know? - Nick Burch

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