Denver 37, Oakland 21

Date - 8:40 PM EST, Monday, September 23, 2013
Location - Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Temperature - 64°
Head Official - Jerome Boger
Attendance - 76978

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Oakland 0 7 7 7 21
Denver 10 17 3 7 37

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 1-2 1-0 0-2 L1
Denver 3-0 2-0 1-0 W3

Recap


Broncos 37, Raiders 21: Peyton Manning threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns as host Denver rolled over Oakland to remain unbeaten.

Manning finished 32-of-37 without an interception to give him 12 touchdowns passes, breaking Tom Brady's record for the most in league history through the first three games. Eric Decker had eight catches for 133 yards and a score as the Broncos (3-0) tied a franchise record with their 14th consecutive regular-season win.

Terrelle Pryor was 19-of-28 for 281 yards and connected with Denarius Moore on a 73-yard touchdown pass, but the Raiders (1-2) were unable to keep pace with a Denver juggernaut that has amassed 127 points in its first three games, tying the 1968 Dallas Cowboys for the second-highest total in league annals. Darren McFadden ran for one TD and passed for another for Oakland.

Manning carved up the Raiders with surgical precision in the first half, hitting 15 straight completions at one point as the Broncos scored the first 17 points en route to taking a 27-7 lead into intermission. Oakland got on the board on Pryor's strike to Moore, but Manning answered that with a four-play, 80-yard march capped by his 13-yard toss to tight end Julius Thomas.

The Raiders used a bit of trickery to keep their faint hopes alive in the final seconds of the third quarter, with McFadden finding Marcel Reese for a 16-yard TD on a halfback-option to cut the deficit to 30-14. Manning promptly directed an eight-play, 80-drive that culminated with Ronnie Hillman's 1-yard plunge to put it out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Raiders announced after the game that Pryor sustained a concussion. He was replaced by Matt Flynn on Oakland's final series. ... Manning was 21-of-24 for 264 yards as Denver rolled up 319 yards of offense in the first half - the most for a team in two quarters since gaining 329 against San Diego on Sept. 14, 2008. ... McFadden, who has three of his 13 career 100-yard games against Denver, managed nine yards on 12 carries and Oakland was limited to 49 yards on the ground after entering the contest averaging an NFL-best 198.5 ... Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas had 10 catches for 94 yards and fellow WR Wes Welker had seven receptions for 84 yards and a TD. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Oakland   Denver
Terrelle Pryor Player Ronnie Hillman
4 Attempts 9
36 Yards 66
9.0 Avg Yards 7.3
0 Touchdowns 1
23 Long 19
Receiving
Oakland   Denver
Denarius Moore Player Eric Decker
6 Receptions 8
124 Yards 133
20.7 Avg Yards 16.6
1 Touchdowns 1
73 Long 61

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Oakland 342 49 293 3 0 0 1.0 2
Denver 536 164 372 4 3 0 3.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Denver will play their next game at home against Philadelphia . The Broncos have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Washington. The Raiders have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.