Revisiting the Denver Broncos – Sports Illustrated Las Vegas Raiders News, Analysis and More
Few fans or analysts likely expected the Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos to play only to avoid the AFC West’s last spot at the end of the season.
That’s the current reality for both teams, though, as the Raiders 2(win)-7(loss) prepare to face the Broncos 3-6 on Sunday.
Since the Raiders beat the Broncos in Week 4, it’s become clearer that the Broncos won’t be close to meeting their preseason expectations.
In five games since playing with the Raiders, the Broncos are 1-4, with each loss due to a single possession.
Like the Raiders, the Broncos can’t win close games this year, and a lot of that comes down to an offense that’s been broken for a while.
Head coach Nathaniel Hackett hasn’t silenced comments that he’s in over his head as a freshman head coach, and quarterback Russell Wilson has endured the worst season of his career. career.
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They further showed they kicked off the season when they made the decision to trade Pro Bowl defensive end Bradley Chubb to the Miami Dolphins for the NFL Draft Capital.
None of these teams are what they thought they were this year, and present an interesting comparison of disappointment.
At the very least, they’ll have the pride of playing this weekend, with a long-running divisional rivalry yet to be settled this season.
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