The receiver has been inconsistent this year, but at his best he is one of the league's most valuable playmakers on the outside. Two plays later, Bowman came up with the interception and the Raiders drove down for the opening touchdown. Last Sunday he averaged 4.9 yards per pass attempt. After his first two throws sailed high of Jared Cook and Seth Roberts, Carr found his grove and played like the Carr of old. Talib ripped Crabtree's chain off his neck while they were tangled up, and a brawl ensued. The return team only had one kick return (five yards), and Jalen Richard returned four punts for a combined 25 yards. Coach Vance Joseph wouldn't commit to a quarterback for next week.
The Denver Broncos' starting quarterback is once again Trevor Siemian. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 41 yards and an interception against a defense that entered the game on pace to allow the second-highest completion percentage and passer rating in National Football League history. Oakland did just enough in the first three quarters to give itself enough cushion when Siemian picked up steam, but there are still concerns with the Raiders defending the pass.
The Broncos didn't get the ball back to Siemian and lost, 21-14, their seventh loss in a row. Denver's top running backs C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker combined for just 23 yards on 11 carries in the game.
The Oakland Raiders kept their name in the AFC playoff race with a win over the division rival Denver Broncos, 21-14.