Oakland Raiders have a real shot to upset Broncos

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September 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (45) scores a touchdown in front of tight end Clive Walford (88) and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall (29) during the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Bengals defeated the Raiders 33-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


You already know Michael Crabtree is going to get his, especially if the Broncos take Cooper away. If they try to give help on Crabtree after he hurts them, the Broncos will be in big trouble. The Raiders have two wildcards that could challenge the Broncos down the seam for big plays.

Fullback Marcel Reece could line up at H-back, slot, tight end or go down the seam from the fullback spot, ad the Broncos don’t have a linebacker that could stay with the collegiate receiver. Tight end Clive Walford also has excellent speed and big-play ability as neither Broncos linebackers nor strong safety T.J. Ward match up well with him.

I call them both wildcards because you never know when the Raiders are going to use them. Once a defense has had a dose of Cooper, Crabtree and Murray, bang they get hit with a big play by one of it not both of them. Walford is especially a Wildcard because the Raiders are bringing him along slowly he missed training camp and we don’t know how much he’s ready for.

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