What to Know
The Denver Broncos and the Las Vegas Raiders are even-steven against one another since November of 2016 (4-4), but not for long. The Broncos and Las Vegas will face off in an AFC West battle at 4:05 p.m. ET Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Raiders winning the first 24-16 at home and Denver taking the second 16-15.
Denver came within a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons last week, but they wound up with a 34-27 loss. Denver was down 27-6 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. The losing side was boosted by QB Drew Lock, who passed for two TDs and 313 yards on 48 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 47 yards. Lock ended up with a passer rating of 116.40.
Meanwhile, Las Vegas didn’t have too much breathing room in their game with the Los Angeles Chargers last week, but they still walked away with a 31-26 win. The Raiders’ RB Devontae Booker filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown.
The Broncos are expected to lose this next one by 3.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Denver is now 3-5 while Las Vegas sits at a mirror-image 5-3. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Denver is stumbling into the matchup with the second most thrown interceptions in the NFL, having thrown 12 on the season. To make matters even worse for Denver, the Raiders come into the contest boasting the second fewest thrown interceptions in the league at two. Denver’s sloppiness could come back to bite them.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET
- Where: Allegiant Stadium — Paradise, Nevada
- TV: CBS
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $350.00
The Raiders are a 3.5-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Raiders as a 4.5-point favorite.
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Las Vegas and Denver both have five wins in their last ten games.
- Dec 29, 2019 – Denver 16 vs. Las Vegas 15
- Sep 09, 2019 – Las Vegas 24 vs. Denver 16
- Dec 24, 2018 – Las Vegas 27 vs. Denver 14
- Sep 16, 2018 – Denver 20 vs. Las Vegas 19
- Nov 26, 2017 – Las Vegas 21 vs. Denver 14
- Oct 01, 2017 – Denver 16 vs. Las Vegas 10
- Jan 01, 2017 – Denver 24 vs. Las Vegas 6
- Nov 06, 2016 – Las Vegas 30 vs. Denver 20
- Dec 13, 2015 – Las Vegas 15 vs. Denver 12
- Oct 11, 2015 – Denver 16 vs. Las Vegas 10