You may not have noticed, but the Oakland Raiders actually swept their AFC West Division opponents last year. Of course, it doesn't exactly speak well of the division when the Raiders still only managed eight wins. Still, for a team that hadn't won more than five games since 2002, that's a huge step forward.
Darren McFadden is coming off a breakout season in which he rushed for 1,157 yards and scored seven touchdowns and could find some big holes against a Denver Broncos team whose defense is very much a work in progress. Jason Campbell might not be the best quarterback in the league, but he should be able to keep defenses honest.
John Fox is expected to eventually remake the Broncos into a team that is more defensive minded, but for now their best hope is probably quarterback Kyle Orton. He's coming off two consecutive seasons of throwing for more than 3,600 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Game Date/Time: Monday, September 12; 10:15pm ET
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Trent Dilfer
Raiders: KITS 105.3 FM
Broncos: AM 850 KOA/KJMA 92.1/KMXA 1090