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Bronco running back C.J. Anderson scored Denver’s first touchdown against the Oakland Raiders Sunday. Anderson carried 13 times for 90 rushing yards Sunday, and had four receptions totall\ing 73 receiving yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco running back C.J. Anderson scored Denver’s first touchdown against the Oakland Raiders Sunday. Anderson carried 13 times for 90 rushing yards Sunday, and had four receptions totall\ing 73 receiving yards. (Denver Broncos photo)

DenverBroncos-Logo 3Oakland, Calif. — The Denver Broncos showed up at O.co Coliseum here Sunday in a real funk. They did not look like the polished Denver Broncos in the first possessions of the game.
They even let the 0-8 Oakland Raiders look like they might stand a chance against the mighty Broncos. Quarterback Peyton Manning opened the game with an interception. Raider DJ Hayden intercepted Manning on his second throw of the game, and the Raiders took it to the Bronco 22 yard line; Sebastian Janikowski booted in for a 41-yard field goal, and the Raiders raised the flag first.
On their next possession the Broncos settled for a field goal after they got into the Raider red zone and couldn’t get Julius Thomas across the goal line from the 9 yard line. Brandon McManus kicked a 20-yard field goal to tie the score 3-3.
At the end of the first quarter the Broncos settled for yet another field goal when they couldn’t convert at the Raider’s 15 yard line, and McManus kicked a 21-yard attempt to make the score 6-3.
Oakland Raiders logoThen, on the second possession of the second quarter, Peyton Manning threw a second interception grabbed by Justin Tuck, and Raider quarterback Derek Carr tossed a 5 yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler, and the Raiders took the lead 10-6.
The Broncos went back to punt out city until Bradley Roby intercepted a Derek Carr pass on the 43 yard line and three minutes before the end of the half C.J. Anderson made a one handed catch and boogied for a 51 yard touchdown to make the score 13-10.
Then, with 28 seconds left before the end of the half, Manning fires a 32-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders to make the score 20-10 and turns the horses loose; the Broncos are back.
When the Raiders come back out for the third quarter they fumble on an illegal play and the Broncos take possession for a 10-yard Julius Thomas touchdown to make the score 27-10.
On the Broncos’ next possession Julius Thomas will catch a 32-yard Peyton Manning pass to make the score 34-10.
On the next Raider possession Denver’s T.J. Ward will pick up an interception and the Broncos take it back for a 15-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders, who scores to make it 41-10; this makes it five consecutive touchdown passes and puts Peyton Manning ahead of the Saints’ Drew Breese with nine games with five touchdown passes in his career.
The Broncos put second string quarter back Brock Osweiler in for an uneventful fourth quarter which he spends in punt out city. The Raiders wait until the 2 minute warning, and quarterback Derek Carr mounts a 97-yard drive to the goal line and passes to Mychal Rivera to make the final score 41-17.
The Broncos came into the game with a record of 407.6 net yards of offense per game, the Raiders with 288.6. When the game was over the Broncos racked up 471 yards to the Raiders 222.
The Broncos stand at 7-2 and the Raiders remain in the basement at 0-9. The Broncos are at the top of the AFC West rankings, just ahead of the 6-3 Kansas City Chiefs.
The Broncos next play the Rams at St. Louis. The Rams are now 3-6 after losing 14-31 to the Arizona Cardinals Sunday. The Rams this year have defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams did not meet the Broncos in regular season play in 2014, 2012 or 2011.
After that in Denver Nov. 23 the Broncos meet the Miami Dolphins, now 5-4 after losing 2016 to the Detroit Lions Sunday.
The Broncos again face the Chiefs at Kansas City Nov. 30. The Broncos beat the Chiefs 24-17 in Denver Sept. 14.
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Despite the efforts of Raider Charles Woodson Bronco wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders scored one touchdown in the second quarter and another in the third Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Despite the efforts of Raider Charles Woodson Bronco wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders scored one touchdown in the second quarter and another in the third Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco tight end Julius Thomas scored two touchdowns for Denver Sunday.  (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco tight end Julius Thomas scored two touchdowns for Denver Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco Brandon McManus kicks a field goal.  (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco Brandon McManus kicks a field goal. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco defensive end Derek Wolfe goes after Raider quarterback Derek Carr. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco defensive end Derek Wolfe goes after Raider quarterback Derek Carr. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco running back Ronnie Hillman rushed six times for 13 yards Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco running back Ronnie Hillman rushed six times for 13 yards Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco strong safety T.J. Ward intercepted the ball in the third quarter Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco strong safety T.J. Ward intercepted the ball in the third quarter Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos Head Coach John Fox congratulates quartrback Peyton Manning for his record breaking  efforts  Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos Head Coach John Fox congratulates quartrback Peyton Manning for his record breaking efforts Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker runs with the ball.  (Denver Broncos photo)

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker runs with the ball. (Denver Broncos photo)

Quarterback Peyton Manning and Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase watch the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Quarterback Peyton Manning and Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase watch the game Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco backup quarterback Brock Osweiler played in the fourth quarter Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Bronco backup quarterback Brock Osweiler played in the fourth quarter Sunday. (Denver Broncos photo)

Raider quarterback Derek Carr talks to Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos photo)

Raider quarterback Derek Carr talks to Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos photo)

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