Raiders Inch Closer to AFC West Crown with Win Over Broncos 42-17 With the Broncos all but out of the race for the AFC West, the Raiders still were facing one of the top scoring offenses in the league in this divisional game. The Broncos would love to play spoiler against the Raiders, but fortunately, the Raiders wouldn’t let that happen. Raiders struck first and quickly to start the game. The Raider offense easily drove down the field behind the running of McFadden as usual and finished off with a Denarious Moore TD reception. The Broncos answered later in the game through the passing of Manning who was moving the ball down the field against a weak Raider secondary taking advantage of a fumble by Palmer to put up two TD scoring drives with passes to Thomas and Stokley. However, the Raiders still put up scoring drives with a TD run by McFadden and a catch by Reece giving the Raiders a halftime lead of 21-17. With both offenses stalling in the 3rd quarter, the game remained close going into the 4th with the Raiders still up 21-17 and then everything fell apart for the Broncos. To open up the 4th, the Raiders were in the Broncos redzone and McFadden takes it up the middle for a 10 yard score to give the Raiders a 28-17 lead. McFadden had another monster day with 150 yards on 20 carries and 2 TDs to lead the league. The scoring did not stop there as the Broncos on their next possession looked for a 3rd down screen and Andre Carter sniffed it out and took it back for a pick six. In 40 seconds, the Raiders scored 14 points and never looked back. Taiwan Jones added another 32 yard TD to put the game out or reach for the Broncos. The game was again dominated by the Raider running attack with McFadden going for 150 yards and Taiwan for another 90 yards. The Raiders defense forced 4 INTs on Manning with the backbreaking INT to Carter in the 4th and threw for just 267 yards on the game. The Raiders look to potentially clinch the AFC West with a win and a Charger loss next week.