OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Willis McGahee #23 of the Denver Broncos is tackled from behind by Matt Giordano #27 of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Broncos Vs. Raiders: Denver Pulls Away For 38-24 Win

The Denver Broncos used a strong rushing attack to put away the Oakland Raiders, 38-24.

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Tim Tebow's Play In Broncos Victory Somewhat Frustrating To Raiders Fans

Tim Tebow's NFL career has been the sports narrative that has launched tens of thousands of emotionally charged missives. SB Nation's Raiders blog, Silver and Black Pride, had its own reaction to Tebow after his Broncos took down the Raiders on Sunday. All (sic) everything, of course:

I am so angry right now its indescribable. What was that?! You just let Tebow run for over a 100 yards on you and a 30 year old Willis Mcgehee over 160 yards rushing. Are you serious?! That was the stuff nightmares are made of. What could we have possibly game planned for? Tebow passing?!

I am utterly disgusted with the Raiders right now. Just disgusted. We had the golden opportunity to take a sole possession of first place and that is what we do with it? We looked awful, and its pathetic. Unreal right now.

The Raiders would have improved to 5-3, a game ahead of the rest of the AFC West, with the win, as the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs both lost in Week 9 to fall to 4-4 on the season. Instead, Oakland's in a three-way tie at 4-4 in its division, and lost its chance of having a head-to-head tiebreaker with Denver.

For more on the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. For more on the Raiders, visit Silver and Black Pride. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 9's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 9 NFL news and scores and Week 9 fantasy stats, and Week 9 NFL video highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and head to SB Nation's NFL hub any time for plenty more on the league.

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Tim Tebow Helps Broncos End Losing Streak Against Raiders Dating Back To 2009

Tim Tebow's still far off from the sort of quarterback play Andy Dalton has been able to put together as a rookie signal-caller with the surprising Bengals, much less the sort of quarterback play that is making Aaron Rodgers the runaway 2011 NFL MVP favorite, but his Broncos have a 2-1 record in his three starts. And their Week 10 win over the Raiders ended a losing streak against Oakland that dated back to 2009.

SB Nation's Denver blog is happy about that streak ending, but its Broncos-Raiders recap makes little mention of Tebow, who completed 10 of 21 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns and added another 115 rushing yards.

Perhaps that is because Willis McGahee's 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns were deemed more integral than Tebow's efforts, or because those fans have accepted Tebow's run-heavy, accuracy-light approach for what it is. But they also get to discuss wins when Tebow starts, three of them in the six games he's started for the Broncos over two years, and that might be a bit more interesting for them than the same old "Is he a quarterback?!" questions.

For more on the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. For more on the Raiders, visit Silver and Black Pride. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 9's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 9 NFL news and scores and Week 9 fantasy stats, and Week 9 NFL video highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and head to SB Nation's NFL hub any time for plenty more on the league.

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Jacoby Ford Fantasy Recap: Oakland Raiders WR Becomes Carson Palmer's Favorite Target

The Oakland Raiders dropped a 38-24 game to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, but QB Carson Palmer may have temporarily found a favorite receiver. The Raiders boast talented young receivers, but there have been questions as to which would benefit from the insertion of Palmer into the starting lineup. For one week, Jacoby Ford was the primary beneficiary. Ford finished the game with 105 receiving yards and a touchdown.

It remains to be seen if Ford will emerge as the Raiders number one receiver. Ford has struggled to get much going this season and finally had a breakout performance against the Broncos. For fantasy purposes, he is worth stashing on your bench, but it is hard to consider starting him on a regular basis when we don't really know what Carson Palmer will do on a consistent basis. Of all the Raiders receivers, Ford is probably the best start moving forward. But it will be a roller coaster ride much of the way, which more or less describes the Raiders season.

For more on the Raiders, check out Silver & Black Pride. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Willis McGahee Fantasy Recap: Broncos RB Bounces Back From Hand Injury

The Denver Broncos came into Oakland on Sunday and stunned the Raiders to climb to within a game of first place in the suddenly wild AFC West. Tim Tebow will get much of the praise, but Willis McGahee was the man who took care of business Sunday afternoon. McGahee finished the game with 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns, leading all NFL running backs in both categories.

McGahee fractured a bone in his hand a few weeks back and sat out last week's game against Detroit. He had a plate and some pins inserted in his ball carrying hand, but that didn't seem to be an issue for him. McGahee has had a resurgent 2011 season and he looks to be back on track after the hand injury.

The Broncos travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Chiefs this coming week and he should be good to go once again. Given Tebow's passing struggles, they will likely rely heavily on the rushing attack in what should be a raucous Arrowhead Stadium.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Tim Tebow Fantasy Recap: Denver Broncos QB Provides All-Around Effort

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow bounced back from a poor performance against the Detroit Lions by putting together an all-around effort to help guide the Broncos to a 38-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Tebow benefited from a big Willis McGahee run and a huge Eddie Royal punt return for a touchdown, but he made some significant contributions of his own through the air and on the ground.

Tebow finished the day 10 of 21 for 124 yards and two touchdowns. He added in 117 rushing yards on twelve carries. As has become expected in these kind of games, Tebow's rushing totals drastically helped a questionable passing day. In an average league, Tebow would have netted approximately 24 points. A few rushing yards can do wonders for a quarterback's fantasy performance.

The question for Tebow fantasy owners is how to utilize the young quarterback. Even in his struggles against Detroit, he still finished with a decent fantasy line of 172 passing yards, 63 rushing yards, a passing touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble. Not fantastic, but the 63 rushing yards make up for the turnovers and get him up over double digits. he faces the Kansas City Chiefs this coming Sunday and then hosts the New York Jets at home on Thursday Night Football. He is actually a solid start against the Chiefs, but a questionable start at best against the Jets pass defense.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Carson Palmer Fantasy Recap: Oakland Raiders QB Puts Up A Lot Of Good, A Lot Of bad

The Oakland Raiders dropped a tough 38-24 loss to the Denver Broncos, but some positives can come out of the performance. Quarterback Carson Palmer took advantage of the bye week and seemed to be a bit more in tune with his receivers on Sunday. He still struggled with another three interceptions, but he also connected on three touchdown passes and threw for 332 yards. In a basic fantasy league, that is worth approximately 19 points. Not too bad for a guy who was sitting on the sidelines through much of the first half of the season.

The addition of Carson Palmer to the Raiders offense raised a variety of questions that still are not totally answered. Previous leading receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was barely used on Sunday while Palmer connected well with speedy Jacoby Ford. I think it could be a couple more weeks before we fully understand Palmer's tendencies for fantasy purposes.

The Raiders have a short week as they travel to face the San Diego Chargers in the first Thursday Night Football contest of the season. It will be interesting to see how the Raiders offense rebounds in a short week. The Chargers are coming off a game in which Aaron Rodgers lit them up. Carson Palmer is no Aaron Rodgers, but maybe he'll be able to take advantage of the Chargers on Thursday. There are no byes this week, so barring injury, Palmer is not exactly a guy you want to be starting this weekend.

For more on the Raiders, check out Silver & Black Pride. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Fantasy Stats: Raiders Speedster Held Without A Catch In Loss

Darrius Heyward-Bey probably isn't a fan of new Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer. The speedster's fantasy football owners probably won't be, either, after learning of the wide receivers statistics in the team's 38-24 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos.

Heyward-Bey was targeted just once, and he didn't catch it, as five other receivers recorded receptions on Sunday -- and fullback Marcel Reece had three catches, too, including a 40-yard touchdown.

Heyward-Bey had 434 receiving yard on the season with a single receiving touchdown entering Week 9. Heyward-Bey was averaging 72 yards receiving per game. Heyward-Bey's receiving yards per game were up nearly 50 yards per game from last season.

Heyward-Bey was ranked as the 24th ranked wide receiver according to Yahoo! heading into his match up with the Denver Broncos who rank 19th against the pass, giving up 250 passing yards per game.

For more on the Raiders and Darrius Heyward-Bey, visit SB Nation's Raiders blog Silver and Black Pride. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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NFL Scores Week 9, Broncos Vs. Raiders: Willis McGahee, Eddie Royal Upstage Tim Tebow Show In 38-24 Denver Win

Tim Tebow got his third win as a starter in Week 9. He can thank Willis McGahee and Eddie Royal for that.

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VIDEO: Eddie Royal Scores 85-Yard Punt Return TD For Broncos

The Denver Broncos are currently in the process of pulling away from the Oakland Raiders and creating a giant cluster of teams within one game of each other in the AFC West. This is in no small part due to Eddie Royal, who did an awesome job taking the pressure off Tim Tebow to lead the Broncos down the field with this fantastic 85-yard punt return touchdown. The Oakland Raiders weren't exactly great in punt coverage here, but who cares?!? Punt return touchdowns are awesome, don't complain.

 

Denver went up 31-24 on this one, and Willis McGahee scored another touchdown shortly afterwards. The Oakland Raiders are going to need a miracle to come back in this one. 

For more on the Denver Broncos, check out SB Nation's Broncos blog Mile High Report. For more on the Oakland Raiders, visit SB Nation's Raiders blog Silver And Black Pride. Check out our NFL Week 9 Highlights StoryStream for more highlight videos and our NFL Week 9 Megastream for all kinds of updates from all of the action.

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VIDEO: Denver RB Willis McGahee 60-Yard Touchdown

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris intercepted Carson Palmer at the end of the third quarter to set up a game-tying touchdown from the Broncos' offense. After returning the pick for 15 yards, Denver had the ball on their own 40-yard line. On the second play of the ensuing drive, running back Willis McGahee broke through the middle for a 60-yard touchdown run. Check out the video of the play:

McGahee's touchdown knotted the score at 24 points apiece. It also made McGahee the Broncos' leading rusher in the game, for now. He has 119 yards on 17 carries halfway through the fourth quarter. 

This is the fourth game this season  that McGahee has topped the 100-yard mark for rushing, including a week 2 win over the Bengals. 

Quarterback Tim Tebow is close to topping the 100-yard mark himself. He has 91 yards on 10 carries with approximately eight minutes left to play. Denver would really like to get a win over a division rival. 

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VIDEO: Jacoby Ford Scores Filthy, Disgusting TD For Raiders

Who would have known that with Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer as opposing quarterbacks, a fun football game might break out? The Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos are playing one of the most fun games of the week so far, highlighted by this fantastic touchdown catch by Jacoby Ford. The throw by Palmer is very good and the pass defense by the Broncos is not the best, but there's no taking anything away from Ford here. This is a brilliant grab.

 

The athleticism and composure it takes for Ford to get two feet down in bounds on this play is absolutely nuts. The Raiders currently lead the Broncos by a score of 24-14 in the third quarter.

For more on the Denver Broncos, check out SB Nation's Broncos blog Mile High Report. For more on the Oakland Raiders, visit SB Nation's Raiders blog Silver And Black Pride. Check out our NFL Week 9 Highlights StoryStream for more highlight videos and our NFL Week 9 Megastream for all kinds of updates from all of the action.

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VIDEO: Carson Palmer Is Making Throws Again

After Carson Palmer was thrown into the fire in his first appearance as an Oakland Raider, it appears he's shaken the rust. Palmer was almost destined for failure two weeks ago, going from the couch to the huddle after a trade sent him from Cincinnati to Oakland. Three interceptions later, his day mercifully ended.

But coming out of a bye and spending more time getting a feel for the offense seems to have done Palmer some good. Facing the Broncos on Sunday, Palmer is throwing more like the Palmer of old, as illustrated by the following touchdown pass.

This looks like the Palmer of old. He calmly stepped up in the pocket and delivered a strike to Marcel Reece for 40 yards and the score.

For more on the Denver Broncos, check out SB Nation's Broncos blog Mile High Report. For more on the Oakland Raiders, visit SB Nation's Raiders blog Silver And Black Pride.

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VIDEO: Broncos' Britton Colquitt Gives Us Punter Fail Of The Week

The Denver Broncos are trailing the Oakland Raiders by a score of 10-7 in the second quarter, but the Raiders were more or less gifted their touchdown. Tim Tebow's been surprisingly great to start the game, but he's not getting a whole lot of help from his punter. Below is video of Broncos punter Britton Colquitt fumbling a snap, then throwing a wild, flailing pass. It's as awesome as it sounds.

 

In the future, John Fox would probably prefer that his punter simply eats the ball and takes the safety in similar situations. The dropped snap is pretty bad, but the flailing incompletion that gave the Raiders the ball in the red zone is probably even better. This set up a short Carson Palmer touchdown pass to Michael Bush, giving the Raiders a three-point lead.

For more on all of the goings on around the NFL, check out our NFL Week 9 Highlights StoryStream for more highlight videos and our NFL Week 9 Megastream for all kinds of updates from all of the action.

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Rahim Moore Injury: Broncos Safety Suffers Concussion In Collision With Teammate

Denver Broncos rookie safety Rahim Moore was carted off the field after a nasty hit on the opening play of the game. Moore his his head in a collision with fellow teammate Andre Goodman. Moore hit his shoulder on a first-down incomplete pass by the Oakland Raiders. Here is a video of the hit.

According to the Broncos, Moore suffered a concussion on the play and will not return to the game. The NFL has strict rules governing concussions, and Moore will have to pass a battery of tests before he can return to action this season. 

Moore is Denver's starting free safety. A UCLA product, he was Denver's second-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, and many considered him to be the best safety in the draft this year. Moore had made five starts in seven games this season for the rebuilding Broncos. He has 18 tackles and one interception for the season. 

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Willis McGahee Status Update: Broncos RB Will Play Vs. Raiders

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee is expected to play against the Oakland Raiders, despite dealing with a hand injury. McGahee recently had surgery that had a plate and five pins inserted to repair a fracture in his ball-carrying hand. McGahee is expected to play, but the real question is how effective will he be?

If McGahee is on your roster, your best bet is to leave him on your bench until you can see how he will be used with his hand injury. It's unlikely McGahee will see many carries out of the backfield, but he could be a passing target on screens and quick running back pass that Tim Tebow can complete. If you have another even viable back up option, your best bet would be to play them in place of McGahee.

For more on Willis McGahee and the Denver Broncos, visit SB Nation's Broncos blog Mile High Report. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Broncos Vs. Raiders: TV Schedule, Game Time Announcers And More

The Denver Broncos head into Oakland to take on their AFC West rival the Oakland Raiders with Tim Tebow at the helm.

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NFL Picks And Predictions Week 9: Broncos Vs. Raiders

Tim Tebow and the Broncos go out west to face the Raiders in a matchup of biblical proportions.

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NFL Odds And Lines Week 9: Broncos Vs. Raiders

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos play Carson Palmer and the Oakland Raiders this weekend. The Week 9 NFL lines had to favor somebody and, unsurprisingly, it is the home team.

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