Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders: 3 things to watch
By Nick Ellis
Raiders Tackles vs Broncos Pass Rush
This battle is more than likely the most important of the entire game. The Raiders put a lot into their offensive tackles, using a first round pick on Kolton Miller a year ago, and putting a ton of money into Trent Brown.
The Broncos, on the other hand, have some of the best pass rushers in the NFL. The defensive ends for the Broncos include Derek Wolfe and Bradley Chubb, along with one of the best pass rushers of the last decade in Von Miller.
If Trent Brown can protect against Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, it will be money well spent. If not, not only will the media rip into Gruden and Mayock, but the Raiders could be in serious trouble. Remember, this is a Raiders team that allowed Derek Carr to be sacked over 50 times last season.
This game shines bright on a lot of key signing the Raiders made this off season, so the team will have to prove themselves early.