Denver 37, Oakland 6

Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, September 30, 2012
WHERE: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
TEMPERATURE: 72°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 76787

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Oakland 3 3 0 0 6
Denver 10 0 21 6 37

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 1-3 1-1 0-2 L1
Denver 2-2 2-1 0-1 W1

Recap


Broncos 37, Raiders 6:
Peyton Manning passed for 338 yards and three touchdowns, and Willis McGahee rushed for 112 yards and a score as host Denver outscored Oakland 27-0 in the second half.

Manning's touchdown passes to Eric Decker (17 yards) and Lance Ball (14) were sandwiched around McGahee's 2-yard TD run as the Broncos (2-2) blew the game open with 21 points in the third quarter. Denver, which didn't punt, scored on its first five possessions of the second half and snapped a four-game home losing streak to the Raiders.

Denver held Oakland (1-3) to 237 yards and didn't allow a first down in the second half until early in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos, who fell behind by 20 points in each of their last two games before losing both by six, never trailed Sunday. Manning (30-for-38) capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive on Denver's opening possession when he connected with tight end Joel Dreessen for a 22-yard score in the first quarter.

Oakland's Darren McFadden, who averaged 144.7 yards in his last three games against Denver, was held to 34 on 13 carries. Carson Palmer was 19 of 34 passing for 202 yards.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Raiders have allowed 31.3 points per game this season. ... McGahee leads active players in 100-yard games with 32. ... Manning has thrown three or more touchdown passes in 65 games - only Brett Favre (72) has more.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Oakland   Denver
Darren McFadden Player Willis McGahee
13 Attempts 19
34 Yards 112
2.6 Avg Yards 5.9
0 Touchdowns 1
8 Long 24
Receiving
Oakland   Denver
Denarius Moore Player Demaryius Thomas
4 Receptions 5
71 Yards 103
17.8 Avg Yards 20.6
0 Touchdowns 0
37 Long 40

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Oakland 237 56 181 0 2 0 0.0 0
Denver 503 165 338 4 3 0 3.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game on the road against New England. The Broncos have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Raiders have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.