Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos: Game preview and prediction
By Brad Weiss
The Oakland Raiders wrap up their 2019 regular season on the road this Sunday with a shot at the No. 6 seed in the AFC Playoffs on the line.
With a chance to lock up the No. 6 in the AFC Playoffs on Sunday, the Oakland Raiders will head to Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos inside Empower Field at Mile High. The Broncos have been playing better football as of late since switching to rookie quarterback Drew Lock, who has led the team to victories in three of his four starts.
Oakland is expected to be without star running back Josh Jacobs, who is still dealing with a fractured shoulder. Jacobs, the likely pick for Offensive Rookie of the Year, has sat out two of the last three games for the Silver and Black, but was replaced successfully be DeAndre Washington in the team’s Week 16 win on the “road” against the Los Angeles Chargers.
For the Broncos, they are hitting their stride at the right time, and a lot of that has to do with how much energy Lock has brought to this offense. He plays the game with incredible passion, makes some tight-window throws, and playing in front of the home fans, he will be fired up to wrap up his rookie season with a victory.
Here is our prediction on how this one plays out.