Oakland Raiders 24-16 Denver Broncos: Raiders recover after Brown drama
Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the year, newcomer Josh Jacobs ran for two scores and some tumultuous week by beating the Denver Broncos 24-16 surrounding recipient Antonio Brown was reacted to by the Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders took out all of the frustration over the play surrounding Brown with a convincing win on the AFC West rival Broncos.
The offensive line stuck Jacobs holes and protected Carr, and also Joe Flacco spanned into three sacks and kept Denver from their end zone before.
The win spoiled the Denver debuts and ended the NFL’s longest introductory weekend winning streak in seven games.
The last scheduled home opener in the Coliseum prior to the Raiders’ planned transfer to Las Vegas season began with derisive chants in the boisterous fans toward Brown. Those only grew louder after each pass play as both Raiders players and fans seemed relieved to possess the overburdened saga over Brown.
He arrived with optimism after a transaction out of Pittsburgh in March. But a bizarre foot injury, struggle with all the NFL above his helmet, missed practices, multiple penalties , a run-in with general director Mike Mayock and strange social media articles ultimately resulted in the choice to release the game’s most prolific receiver two weeks before the opener.
Brown and New England agreed just hours after being granted his wish to be published by Oakland on Saturday and the Raiders .
They marched 75 yards and took the launching kick-off. Carr finished all five passes to four recipients, restricted by an eight-yard TD into Tyrell Williams.
When Jacobs capped a 95-yard push using a streak to make it 14-0 oakland added another score in the second quarter. Jacobs scored again getting the very first playoff to operate for two TDs in his introduction.