A game Raider Nation has been waiting for, a blowout victory. The offense started out slow with three straight drives that ended in three and outs but that all soon faded away once the second half started. QB Derek Carr finished the day 16/25 for 154 total yards. Not the best day for him but after the year he has had so far, I doubt that stat line will appear again.
The rushing attack was the name of the game with RB Josh Jacobs finishing with 21 carries, 112 yards, and two scores. RB Devonte Booker, a former Bronco, finished his day with 16 carries, 81 yards, and two scores. Booker definitely had himself a field day especially against his former team. The receiving core made some strides today with first round pick Henry Ruggs getting more involved. Ruggs finished his day with three receptions for 31 yards.
Now the defense had themselves a game with FOUR interceptions on the day. Jeff Heath started the show with two interceptions with one of those being on the goalline at the end of the first half to keep the Broncos out of the endzone and kept the Raiders with the lead going into the half. Carl Nassib also shined when it came to turnovers finishing today with one interception, his first of his career. Nick Kwiatkoski sealed the Raiders victory with an interception to end the Broncos final offensive drive of the game.
Special Teams came to play today from the opening kickoff. Multiple times the Broncos offense found themselves with their backs against the wall inside the five yard line and that was a huge factor in the victory. Hunter Renfrow shined as the Raiders punt returner with 20 punt return yards and almost had a punt return touchdown but was nullified due to an illegal blindside block penalty. Kicker Daniel Carlson was perfect by going 3/3 on all Field Goal attempts and 4/4 on extra point attempts.
Overall a fantastic game by the Las Vegas Raiders who are now 6-3 and 3-0 against the AFC West. They look to improve both records with a home matchup in primetime against the reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.