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It seemed the Broncos were playing with one arm tied behind their backs, and they still kept racking up touchdowns and field goals. Peyton Manning did not score a touchdown pass in this game, but Brock Osweiler who came in for Manning at the end of the fourth quarter threw his first NFL touchdown pass to Virgil Green who scored his first NFL touchdown.
The Raiders spent most of the game in Punt Out City and failed to achieve conversions on third downs. They visited interception city more than once and in the final minutes of the game Raider quarterback Derek Carr threw an interception
Raiders opened the game by going to Punt out city and watched the Broncos score a 49-yard Connor Barth field goal to make it 3-0. On their next possession Broncos scored from the 11 yard line with a C.J. Anderson run to make the score 10-0.
Raiders scored off the next Bronco possession on a deflected pass to Emmanuel Sanders, recovered by Raider Keith McGill for an 18-yard touchdown run to make the score 10-7 The play was ruled a fumble/recovery.
On their next possession the Broncos Ronnie Hillman and Demaryius Thomas delivered the football to the Raider 1 yard line, and C.J. Anderson scored the touchdown to make the score 17-7.
At the end of the first half with seconds to go, Connor Barth blasted a 36-yard field goal to make the score 20-7
Broncos opened the second half with another C.J. Anderson touchdown from the 15 yard line to make the score 27-7.
Raiders finally managed to answer with a touchdown pass from the 1 yard line from Carr to Jamize Olawale to make the score 27-14. That was the Raider’s last hurrah.
The Broncos came back and scored a 35 yard field goal by Barth to up the score to 30-14.
On their next possession Broncos scored another Barth field goal from 21 yards out to make it 33-14.
With four minutes to go in the fourth quarter Carr is sacked; there is a fumble, and Bronco Tony Carter recovers and runs for a touchdown to make the score 40-14.
Then, as the quarter and game ends Brock Osweiler has his moment in the sun as he drives the team to the 1 yard line and Virgil Green gets the green light for a touchdown to make it 47-14.
As the game is ending Derek Carr throws an interception to Bronco Josh Bush and Osweiler takes a knee.
The Broncos got their bye week to rest up for the playoffs They ended their regular season 12-4 and won all of their home games to give them a 8-0 record. They are the second seed in their division and enter the playoffs in two weeks.
The Raiders will limp back to Oakland with a 3-13 record, most likely grateful that their season has come to an end.
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