Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders Week 11 Final Score
With less than two minutes left in what looked like a possible game-winning drive, the decision to throw a third down didn’t run out the clock. The Denver Broncos There will be no meaningful possession after the crime. The Las Vegas Raiders He needed just a few plays to tie the game with less than two minutes left and then score the game-clinching touchdown in overtime to beat Denver 22-16.
At 3-7, the Broncos should seriously consider making some major changes to the coaching staff before the season ends.
The Broncos with Clint Kubiak got off to a very strong start with a 7-play, 92 yard drive that resulted in the team’s first opening drive touchdown of the season.
The Raiders, however, moved the ball effectively in the first quarter. Their first drive ended just outside of field goal range, but their second drive was strong as the first quarter ended. They were at the Broncos’ 27-yard line to start the second quarter.
Broncos 7, Raiders 0. Complete first quarter recap.
In the second quarter
The Broncos and Raiders traded scores in the second quarter. Las Vegas missed a field goal early in the second quarter, then Denver had a field goal drive of their own. The lone touchdown drive came on a 31-yard strike from Derek Carr to Devonte Adams midway through the quarter.
It looked like the Broncos would add another score before halftime, but Melvin Gordon brought up his ugly ball safety problems again inside the two yard line.
Death, do, Melvin Gordon is flailing at the worst possible time.
— MileHighGreco (@MileHighGreco) November 20, 2022
Denver would recover, but Brandon McManus’ 28-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Max Crosby to keep the score tied as it headed into halftime.
Broncos 10, Raiders 7. Complete second quarter recap.
Offensively, the Broncos have made exactly one field goal and one touchdown in the third quarter of a game all season. That terrific run against the Raiders continued.
Broncos in the first half: three drives, 29 plays, 205 net yards, 11 first downs.
Second half Broncos: Two drives, 9 plays, 14 net yards, one first down.
— Nick Kosmider (@nickkosmider) November 20, 2022
However, the Broncos offense came alive late after the Raiders tied things up. They were on the edge of a field goal to end the quarter after a nice drive from the offense in the final minute of the third quarter.
Broncos 10, Raiders 10. Complete third quarter recap.
In the fourth quarter
The Broncos had a chance to put the game away and secure the win, but another fundamental Football 101 issue reared its ugly head with two minutes to go in the game. Down 16-13 and facing third-and-10 with Las Vegas zero timeouts remaining, the Broncos decided to punt.
This gave the Raiders enough time to get down the field before the game finally ended in regulation. Just terrible coaching all around.
Broncos 16, Raiders 16. Full fourth quarter recap.
The Raiders needed just three plays to score a touchdown and win the game 22-16. What an embarrassing way to close out the game for Denver.
How would you grade the Broncos’ performance against the Raiders in Week 11?
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