Snap the streak in Denver
The Raiders have not walked away with a victory in Denver since 2015, aka the Khalil Mack five-sack game. Similar to Arrowhead Stadium, Derek Carr has not been, well, at his peak in games in the Mile High City. Carr has a 5:1 touchdown ratio, but he’s completed 58 percent of his passes and averages an 89.8 passer rating.
But with a little more weight being carried to this game compared to recent memory, the stage is set for Carr and these Raiders as a team to snap their losing streak in Denver. Even if the cards don’t fall their way around the league, finally getting a win in the Mile High City and reaching a .500 record is a positive note to end on, and likely builds good momentum heading into Las Vegas.
Even with a new quarterback under center for the Broncos, the advantage here is that the Raiders have already beaten this Broncos team. If Oakland can emulate last week’s script, keeping the Carr to Hunter Renfrow connection alive alongside a strong running game, there’s no reason to doubt the Raiders can win on the road in the season finale.