Raiders Stop Broncos, 24-16

Tanya Simon
September 11, 2019

The Raiders won the game, 24-16. Jacobs became the first player since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001 to gain at least 100 yards from scrimmage and run for two TDs in an National Football League debut.

These are supposed to be the strengths of this team, so if you're looking at the glass as half full, you will chalk this up to just needing more time to play together and become a more cohesive unit.

Abram was flagged for leading with his helmet on the play. But Flacco was running a new system installed by first-time offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after coming over from Baltimore. It slowed down in the second half but was able to finish the game with no turnovers and no sacks. Later on the same drive, Sutton made a huge contested catch right in the middle of three Raiders.

Carr was an efficient 22-of-26 for 259 yards, a touchdown, and he threw no picks and was not sacked.

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"They were throwing the ball quick", Miller said, "but we have to find a way to get there". He compared himself to a child who burned down the village.

The Raiders struck first Monday night in their Week 1 matchup against the Broncos, capping of an impressive 77-yard drive with a Derek Carr touchdown pass to newly minted go-to receiver Tyrell Williams. WR Tim Patrick left in the second half with a hand injury. The receiving tight end joined the Raiders in 2018 as a free agent.

"I really didn't see what happened", Abram said. "But he's going to have to win some 1-on-1 battles".

ALAMEDA, Calif. - Call it the first impression the Denver Broncos didn't want to make in the football new year, but after an offseason of planning, adding new players such as quarterback Joe Flacco and saying better days were ahead on offense, the first play from scrimmage in the new season went for. minus-5 yards. Yiadom allowed big chunks of yardage, often setting the Raiders up in Broncos territory and finished the night with zero passes defended. Fangio spent the past four seasons as defensive co-ordinator for the Bears.

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