Sunday's 37-6 loss in Denver was the low point in what has been a slow-starting NFL season for the Oakland Raiders. Close losses to San Diego and Miami were frustrating, but getting blown out on the road against a bitter divisional rival was nothing less than an implosion according to Silver And Black Pride:
After halftime, it all came crashing down on the Raiders. That four point deficit turned into an 11 point deficit in one drive. Manning was a perfect 5 for 5 on the drive including a 29-yard pass and a 17-yard pass for the touchdown.
Then after a three and out by the Raiders, the Shane Lechler punt attempt was blocked to give the Broncos the ball at the Raiders' 18-yard line. And the Broncos would score a touchdown on three plays.
Peyton Manning was Peyton Manning again, throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns in his best game by far in his new uniform. It also served notice that if this Manning is one that Denver can count on for the rest of the season the AFC West will be in trouble.