Each week the staff of the Las Vegas Raiders Report will give you our prediction for the final score of the Raiders game. With a staff full of former sports editors, sports writers, and gaming experts, here’s some informed picks for the week.
Here’s Week 4 vs. the Broncos predictions from the Las Vegas Raiders Report staff:
Jim Fossum – Senior Columnist/Editor Emeritus
Broncos 24, Raiders 20
Two teams smarting from embarrassing East Coast road losses seek to transform their fortunes in the race to keep pace with the Chiefs in the evenly contested AFC West. Home field proves the difference in a showdown that otherwise is a toss-up.
Kirk Kern – Contributor
Broncos 21, Raiders 20
A hard-fought affair with late Oakalnd rally coming up a bit short. Denver’s tough defense and home-field advantage just a bit too much for Raiders to overcome.
Scott Gulbransen – Founder/Editor
Raiders 24, Broncos 23
This game doesn’t make or break the season, but history shows a strong October is vita for a team to make a serious Super Bowl run. This game is tough in every aspect. Oakland will want to bounce back from an embarrassing performance in Washington, and the Broncos are also coming off a loss. Despite the odds, I believe coach Jack Del Rio will have his team amped and ready to play.
Rob Barnett – Founder/Contributor
Broncos 31, Raiders 16
The top 2 pass rushers will be on display with Khalil Mack and Von Miller, thus both offensive lines will be tested often. Siemian has actually thrown for almost 100 yards more than Derek Carr, so the Oakland’s young secondary will need to step up in this staunch AFC West road test. Keep in mind Kirk Cousins just lit them up for 365 yards and 3 TDs. The Raiders need a huge bounce back performance in one of the toughest places to play vs. the NFL’s #5 Overall Defense, and #1 at stopping the run allowing only 59 yards per game. Beast Mode will need more than 3 yards per carry for Oakland to stay in the game.