Let the battle for the AFC West begin!
By: Jimbo X
Join The Internet Is In America on Sunday, Nov. 6, for our LIVE play-by-play (well, more like possession-by-possession, but that shit is deathly for SEO) coverage of week 9's Raiders vs. Broncos game. The shenanigans begin at 8 p.m. eastern time (with updates every commercial break) so be sure to bookmark this shit before kickoff. And as always, do us and yourselves a kindness and let all your fellow Raiders fans know what we're up to by posting links to our coverage on your social media pages. Hey, we're all in this together, remember (#silverandblacklivesmatter)...6:05 p.m. - We've got a ton of players out on both sides of the ball. Cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Kayvon Webster definitely aren't suiting up tonight for the Broncos, and defensive tackle Stacy McGee is a scratch for the Raiders.
6:06 p.m. - Linebacker Brandon Marshall is questionable for the Broncos. For the Raiders, Amari Cooper, Taiwan Jones, Sean Smith, Jamize Olawale, Rodney Hudson, Kelechi Osemele and Vadal Alexander will all be game time decisions.
6:06 p.m. - The Vegas line has this one a dead even contest, with the over/under set at 44.
6:11 p.m. - The Raiders head into this game posting more points per game (26.9) and both passing and rushing yards (290.1 and 116.5, respectively) than the Broncos (who average 24.3 points per game, 235 passing yards and 104.8 rushing yards.)
6:13 p.m. - Defensively, though, Denver heads into this one the "superior" team. They're allowing just 17 points per game and 319.8 offensive yards per contest, while the Raiders' D is allowing 25.4 points per game and 406.6 offensive yards per contest.
6:16 p.m. - And lastly, the Broncos are 5-2-1 against the spread this year, with a 2-1 road record. The Raiders, conversely, are 4-4 against the spread, with a 0-3 home record.
8:21 p.m. - Nothing says "Raiders football" like Carrie Underwood in a sparkly dress. Eh, I'd still hit it.
8:22 p.m. - Al Michaels asks the burning question: "are the glory days back for Oakland?"
8:23 p.m. - Chris Collinsworth says the key to victory for Denver is running the ball. If the Raiders win, that's going to generate a lot of debate "tomorrow morning" about the quality of the AFC.
8:27 p.m. - Check out the Afghanistan cavalry with the Raiders flag in the background. And I don't know shit about The Voice, so bollocks to that.
8:28 p.m. - Huge cheer from the Black Hole as the big American flag is unfurled. That's because unlike that other team in the Bay Area, we're not a bunch of entitled, privileged pricks who hate the country.
8:30 p.m. - Looks like Brandon Marshall is playing after all.
8:31 p.m. - Bradley Roby will start in place of Talib. Sean Smith confirmed as a scratch for Oakland.
8:31 p.m. - Not that you need me to tell you this, but whoever wins this game takes control of the AFC West.
8:31 p.m. - Broncos receive first. Sea-bass out to kick.
8:31 p.m. - And the Denver return man goes down at the 15.
8:32 p.m. - Siemian with an incompletion.
8:32 p.m. - Another incompletion from Siemian on second down.
8:33 p.m. - Third and 10. And another incompletion to Demaryius Thomas. Reggie Nelson knocked the shit out of him.
8:34 p.m. - Denver forced to punt. Richard goes down at the OAK 48.
8:34 p.m. - Murray gets about four yards on the run.
8:35 p.m. - Second and six. Caught by Richard for a new set of downs, even though he bobbled it a little.
8:36 p.m. - Washington stuffed at the line on first down.
8:36 p.m. - Amari Cooper takes it to the DEN 14 on a 21-yard pick-up.
8:37 p.m. - First and 10. Pass broken up to Clive Walford in the end zone.
8:38 p.m. - Second and 10. Murray runs it down to the DEN 6.
8:39 p.m. - Third and two. Seth Roberts slips a few yards shy of the first down marker. Carr wants to go for it.
8:39 p.m. - Here comes Sea-bass. He is automatic. The Raiders take the early lead, 3-0.
8:42 p.m. - Raiders kick it away. The Denver return man takes it to DEN 24.
8:43 p.m. - Incomplete pass from Siemian on first down.
8:43 p.m. - Second and 10. False start against Denver puts them back five.
8:44 p.m. - Second and 15. Booker gets about three on the run.
8:44 p.m. - Third and 12. Another Siemian incompletion, and the ball was nearly picked off on the bounce.
8:45 p.m. - Broncos punt. Richard goes down around midfield. Flags down.
8:46 p.m. - No foul ... they just tripped over each other.
8:48 p.m. - Murray gets to about the line of scrimmage on first down.
8:48 p.m. - Good lord, that Ravens/Browns Thursday night game is pure AIDS.
8:49 pm. - Seth Roberts takes it down to the DEN 37 on second and nine.
8:49 p.m. - Collinsworth compares Carr to Rodgers. Roberts walks off the field. A possible concussion?
8:49 p.m. - First and 10. Murray gets a few yards on the run.
8:50 p.m. - Second and seven. Incomplete on a quick strike to Amari Cooper.
8:51 p.m. - Third and seven. And Holmes takes it to the DEN 17 for a new set of downs.
8:51 p.m. - An incredible one-handed grab on that last one.
8:52 p.m. - Flag comes in after Amari Cooper gets tripped on the pass.
8:53 p.m. - The Raiders get five free yards. First and 10 at the DEN 15.
8:54 p.m. - Carr on the run overthrows Crabtree in the end zone.
8:54 p.m. - Second and 10. Cooper gets about four yards on the throw.
8:54 p.m. - Third and four. Miller sacks Carr, so here comes Sea-Bass.
8:55 p.m. - He's good. The Raiders extend their lead to 6-0.
8:57 p.m. - Oh, holy shit, that Simpsons anti-Hillary ad is just the best thing ever.
8:58 p.m. - The Broncos return man can only make it to the DEN 15.
9:00 p.m. - Three yard run for Devontae Booker. Perry Riley is really turning into a great, out-of-nowhere player.
9:01 p.m. - Second and seven. Incomplete to Sanders.
9:01 p.m. - Third and seven. And David Amerson drops the receiver well before he can reach the first down sticks. Another three and out for the Broncos.
9:02 p.m. - Richard fair catches it around the OAK 40.
9:04 p.m. - Menelik Watson is covering Von Miller now. Holmes gets about 11 and moves the chains.
9:05 p.m. - Richard gets about two, maybe three on the first down run.
9:05 p.m. - Second and eight. Cooper with another ten yard pick-up to move the chains. But there is a flag down.
9:06 p.m. - Holding against the Broncos. The Raiders, obviously, turn it down.
9:07 p.m. - Raiders at the DEN 35 now. Washington takes it for damn near 10 yards on a run up the gut.
9:07 p.m. - Second and two. And Murray easily converts.
9:08 p.m. - And Roberts stumbles his way for a new set of downs. And that's the end of the first quarter.
9:11 p.m. - First and goal at the DEN 10. And Murray takes it to the one yard line.
9:12 p.m. - Second and goal. Murray gets to the line.
9:12 p.m. - Third and goal. TOUCHDOWN MURRAY!
9:13 p.m. - Sea-Bass comes out. You know he has it. Raiders now lead it 13-0.
9:15 p.m. - Denver begins at their own 25.
9:16 p.m. - Booker gets about four, maybe five yards on the first down run.
9:16 p.m. - Second and six. Booker stuffed again.
9:17 p.m. - Third and five. Incompletion from Siemian. ANOTHER three and out for the Broncos.
9:17 p.m. - Richard goes out of bounds at the OAK 26.
9:20 p.m. - Washington with a few yards on the run.
9:20 p.m. - Second and eight. Incomplete to Michael Crabtree.
9:21 p.m. - Third and eight. Flags down.
9:22 p.m. - False start call on Michael Crabtree. That makes it third and 13.
9:22 p.m. - Incomplete to Crabtree. Raiders have to punt. First time we've seen Marquette King tonight.Flags are down as Denver calls a fair catch.
9:23 p.m. - Ten yard holding penalty against Denver will put them back by a bunch.
9:26 p.m. - Denver pushed back to their own 15.
9:26 p.m. - Second and two. And Booker gets dropped behind the line.
9:27 p.m. - Third and four. Thomas reels it in to move the sticks.
9:27 p.m. - That's the first first down for Denver all evening.
9:28 p.m. - Second and seven. Taylor makes the catch a yard shy of the first down marker.
9:29 p.m. - Third and one. Gibbs gets more than enough to convert.
9:29 p.m. - Denver in OAK territory for the first time tonight. And Siemian lobs a 36-yard touchdown pass to Norwood.
9:30 p.m. - The McManus extra point is good. That makes it 13-7 Oakland.
9:33 p.m. - And Richard takes it out to nearly the OAK 40 on the return.
9:33 p.m. - Murray gets very little on the first down run.
9:34 p.m. - Second and nine. And Murray gets more than enough on the catch to move the first down chains.
9:35 p.m. - Richard runs all the way to the DEN 30. A 28-yard gain.
9:36 p.m. - Whistle before the snap. Delay of game call against the Raiders makes it first and 15.
9:36 p.m. - Richard goes back a yard on the pitch and catch.
9:37 p.m. - Second and 16. Incomplete to Holmes. No flags on what should have been an obvious pass interference call.
9:38 p.m. - Third and 16. Carr overthrows Crabtree on the run.
9:39 p.m. - Janikowksi trying a 48-yard field goal. He schtoinks it.
9:41 p.m. - Denver takes over at their own 38.
9:41 p.m. - Second and three. Looks like Booker is dropped shy of the first down marker.
9:42 p.m. - Third and one. The Broncos call a timeout.
9:43 p.m. - Incomplete pass from Siemian. Here comes the Denver punting team.
9:44 p.m. - Carrie goes down around the OAK 23 on the return.
9:45 p.m. - Cooper with about two on the catch.
9:45 p.m. - Second and eight. Richard very close to getting a first down.
9:46 p.m. - Third and one. And there's the two-minute warning.
9:49 p.m. - Murray breaks one out for a 42-yard gain!
9:49 p.m. - Incomplete to Amari Cooper on first down.
9:50 p.m. - Second and 10. Washington gets maybe two or three on the run. Denver calls a timeout.
9:51 p.m. - Third and 10. Two flags down in the end zone.
9:52 p.m. - Pass interference against Denver puts the Raiders at the DEN 1.
9:52 p.m. - First and goal. TOUCHDOWN MURRAY! He follows up his rushing touchdown with a receiving TD.
9:53 p.m. - But it is offset by ineligible receiver. Bummer.
9:54 p.m. - All right, first and goal from the DEN 5. Incomplete to Roberts. Flag is down.
9:54 p.m. - Pass interference against DEN puts the ball back at the one yard line.
9:54 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN MURRAY FOR REAL THIS TIME! That's two rushing touchdowns tonight, bay-bee!
9:55 p.m. - Sea-bass is automatic. That makes it 20-7 Raiders with about a minute left in the half.
9:57 p.m. - The Broncos begin their next drive around their own 20.
9:58 p.m. - First down for Virgil Green. Or is it Virgil Greene?
9:58 p.m. - Thomas hauls it in at the DEN 43.
9:59 p.m. - Thomas picks up another catch around midfield.
9:59 p.m. - Third and three with 27 seconds left in the second quarter.
9:59 p.m. - Incomplete pass. But a flag is down.
10:00 p.m. - Holding call against the Raiders gives Denver an automatic first down.
10:00 p.m. - An incomplete pass to Sanders at the one yard line. Sheee-it.
10:01 p.m. - Fourteen seconds left on the clock. Thomas short of the first down marker.
10:02 p.m. - Two seconds left on the clock. Here comes the Broncos' field goal unit.
10:02 p.m. - A 55-yard attempt for McManus. Oakland freezes the kicker.
10:03 p.m. - Denver trying the kick again. It's good.
10:04 p.m. - Our score at the half? The Raiders lead it, 20-10.
10:18 p.m. - Raiders begin the third quarter at their own 25. Washington gets about six on the run.
10:19 p.m. - Washington about two yards shy of the first down marker.
10:19 p.m. - Third and one coming up. And Murray sidesteps his way to move the chains.
10:20 p.m. - Carr runs for about six yards then steps out of bounds.
10:21 p.m. - Second and four. Flags down before the snap.
10:21 p.m. - Five yard neutral zone infraction penalty against Denver gives the Raiders an automatic first down.
10:22 p.m. - Rivera gets about five and pushes his way into Denver territory.
10:22 p.m. - Second and four. And Murray gets enough to move the chains.
10:23 p.m. - Collinsworth keeps comparing Carr to Aaron Rodgers. The Raiders call a timeout.
10:26 p.m. - Second and 12. Olawale gets about five on the run.
10:27 p.m. - Third and eight. Carr chased on a blitz so he has to throw it away.
10:28 p.m. - Brandon Marshall is now on the bench. King out to punt.
10:29 p.m. - And Holmes puts the ball down at the DEN 2.
10:30 p.m. - Incomplete pass to Sanders downfield.
10:31 p.m. - Second and 10. Thomas gets to the DEN 8.
10:31 p.m. - Third and four. The receiver is dropped a few yards shy of the sticks.
10:32 p.m. - Flags down. Pass interference on Denver declined, so the Broncos have to punt.
10:32 p.m. - Richard goes down at the OAK 36.
10:35 p.m. - Murray pushes it to the OAK 41. He's nearing a 100 rushing yard day.
10:36 p.m. - Second and five. And Richard slips his way for a first down and into Denver territory.
10:36 p.m. - A Denver defender is down, so we go to an unplanned commercial break.
10:39 p.m. - Second and nine. Penn is back in after missing just one play. Washington runs it down the gut for about six.
10:40 p.m. - Third and three. Washington reels in the catch, but it's shy of the first down, Here comes King to punt.
10:41 p.m. - And Holmes downs the ball at the DEN 2.
10:41 p.m. - A flag is down. A holding call puts the ball at the DEN 25.
10:44 p.m. - Actually, they put the ball BACK at the DEN 2. The hell is going on?
10:44 p.m. - Second and 10 for Denver. Booker crushed by Mack after a two yard gain.
10:45 p.m. - Third and eight. Incomplete to Thomas, but flags are down.
10:46 p.m. - Pass interference call moves the ball down to the DEN 30.
10:46 p.m. - MACK SACKS SIEMIAN!
10:47 p.m. - Second and 19. Booker gets a couple of yards, about five.
10:48 p.m. - Third and 14. Siemian hits Sanders on the run for an 18 yard pick up.
10:48 p.m. - Green pushed out of bounds at the OAK 30. A 26-yard gain.
10:49 p.m. - Gibbs tripped up at the line.
10:49 p.m. - Second and nine. Incomplete pass to Booker. Flags down.
10:50 p.m. - Holding call against Oakland gives the Broncos a new set of downs.
10:50 p.m. - Siemian throws it away under pressure.
10:51 p.m. - There is the yellow hanky. Intentional grounding against Siemian.
10:52 p.m. - Second and 20. Under pressure, Siemian throws it away again.
10:52 p.m. - Third and 20. Sanders dropped well short of the first down marker.
10:53 p.m. - And that is the end of the third quarter.
10:55 p.m. - McManus trying a 44-yard field goal. It's good. That makes it Oakland 20, Denver 13.
10:57 p.m. - Touchback for the Raiders. They'll start at their own 25.
10:57 p.m. - Crabtree gets more than enough for the new set of downs.
10:58 p.m. - Murray gets about seven yards on the run.
10:59 p.m. - Second and two. Washington gets enough to move the chains.
11:00 p.m. - Raiders at midfield. Walford with a huge pick-up in Denver territory.
11:00 p.m. - Raiders at the DEN 35. Washington gets four on the run.
11:01 p.m. - Second and six. And Cooper picks up the pass for a new set of downs.
11:01 p.m. - Carr scrambles out of bounds.
11:02 p.m. - Second and 10. Miller is on the sidelines. Murray gets a few on the run.
11:03 p.m. - Third and seven. Roberts incomplete at the one. Flag on the play, too.
11:04 p.m. - Third and 17. Crabtree juggles the ball, but he manages to hold on to it - despite losing his helmet.
11:06 p.m. - Thirty yard field goal for Sea-Bass. He nails it. And oh shit, NBC plays "Girl's Not Grey" by AFI as a commercial lead-in. Raiders lead, 23-13.
11:08 p.m. - The Broncos begin the next drive at their own 25. About eight minutes left in the quarter.
11:11 p.m. - Booker gets a few yards on the run.
11:11 p.m. - Second and eight. The Broncos rack up 20 yards on a no-huddle pass.
11:11 p.m. - Siemian gets hit and underthrows his receiver.
11:12 p.m. - Second and 10. SIEMIAN SACKED BY IRVIN. He coughs up the ball, and THE RAIDERS RECOVER!
11:13 p.m. - Raiders take over at the DEN 39. Of course, Ward intercepts it on first down.
11:16 p.m. - The turnover is being reviewed.
11:17 p.m. - Oh shit, it is ruled an incomplete pass! Raiders maintain control of the ball.
11:18 p.m. - Second and 10 with seven minutes left. Murray runs it right up the gut.
11:18 p.m. - Third and seven. Flag down on a deep shot to Johnny Holton.
11:19 p.m. - Two flags, actually. Pass interference on the defense. That puts Oakland at the DEN 5.
11:20 p.m. - First and goal. Incomplete to Crabtree. But a flag is down.
11:20 p.m. - Holding against Denver. That moves the ball to the DEN 3. Incomplete pass to Holmes.
11:21 p.m. - Second and goal. ANOTHER FLAG AGAINST DENVER ON THE PASS TO AMARI COOPER.
11:22 p.m. - First and goal for Oakland at the DEN 1.
11:22 p.m. - TOUCHDOWN LATAVIUS MURRAY! That's his third score of the night!
11:23 p.m. - Sea-Bass is automatic. That makes it 30-13, Raiders.
11:28 p.m. - Flags down. False start against Denver.
11:29 p.m. - First and 15. And Bibbs runs 69 yards for a touchdown. And the extra point makes it 30-20 Raiders.
11:31 p.m. - Taiwan Jones takes it down to the OAK 19 on the return.
11:32 p.m. - Murray runs for a new set of downs and the clock hits the five minute mark.
11:33 p.m. - That was a 13-yard run. Murray hit deep in the backfield.
11:33 p.m. - Second and 13. Washington takes it to the OAK 34. Denver calls a timeout.
11:35 p.m. - Third and eight. Cooper reels it in and the Raiders move the chains.
11:36 p.m. - Washington gets about five yards on the run. But there is a holding call against the Raiders.
11:36 p.m. - First and 20. Collinsworth wins the night by saying the Raiders deserve the Lady Bing Award for only committing eight penalties tonight.
11:37 p.m. - Second and 14. Denver takes another timeout. Richard drives down to the Raiders' 42.
11:38 p.m. - Third and 11. Washington gets next to nothing on a run up the gut. Three minutes left in the game. King out to punt.
11:39 p.m. - Raiders take a timeout. Norwood hit at the DEN 29.
11:41 p.m. - Pass almost picked off by Reggie Nelson.
11:42 p.m. - Second and 10. Siemian throws it away under pressure.
11:42 p.m. - Third and 10. Thomas can't reel it in. Fourth and 10.
11:43 p.m. - INTERCEPTED BY REGGIE NELSON!
11:46 p.m. - And the Raiders decide to run out the clock.
11:46 p.m. - Well, John Elway's leathery ass looks upset. And Gary Kubiak looks like he just swallowed a turd.
11:47 p.m. - And that's the final knee on third down. And like that, YOUR OAKLAND RAIDERS ARE OFFICIALLY 7-2 AND NUMBER ONE IN THE AFC WEST!
11:48 p.m. - Our final score in Oakland? The Raiders 30, the Broncos 20.
11:48 p.m. - Folks, I think it's safe to say it - THE SILVER AND BLACK ARE BACK!