Denver Broncos: 3 Takeaways vs. Raiders in Week 12

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Paxton Lynch
OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Paxton Lynch /
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The Denver Broncos’ playoff chances are long gone after losing their eighth game of the season to the Oakland Raiders. Here are three takeaways from that game.

With another loss, the Denver Broncos fall to a dismal 3-8 record, placing them dead last in the AFC West. Their seven game losing streak is the team’s longest losing streak since 1967. The last time the Broncos won less than five games in a season was in 2010 when they finished with a 4-12 record. They are on pace to finish the season with a top-10 draft pick.

The Oakland Raiders scored first when quarterback Derek Carr connected with star wide receiver Amari Cooper with a nine yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The Raiders scored again with a one yard Marshawn Lynch touchdown run to give the Raiders a 14-0 lead going into halftime.

There wasn’t much excitement in the third quarter. Denver’s quarterback, Paxton Lynch left the game with an ankle injury. Raiders scored the only points in the third quarter when Derek Carr threw a six yard touchdown pass to Jalen Richard to give the Raiders a 21-0 lead.

Denver tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap. Trevor Siemian fired two touchdown passes. One of those touchdown passes was a 25 yard strike to Cody Latimer and the other a 22 yard toss to Bennie Fowler. The Broncos did a good job trying to stage a comeback, but when it was all said and done, the Raiders managed to leave today with a 21-14 victory.

This was a very entertaining game. A fight broke out between Oakland’s wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver’s corner back Aqib Talib. The incident caused both to get ejected from the game. Rivalry games like this cause tensions to flair up and that is what exactly happened.

A lot happened during Denver’s loss to the Raiders. With that being said, here are three key takeaways from Sunday’s game.