Broncos 31

(7-2, 2-2 away)

Raiders 17

(3-6, 2-3 home)

4:05 PM ET, November 13, 2005


1 2 3 4 T
DEN 0 13 10 831
OAK 0 0 0 1717

Top Performers

Passing: K. Collins (OAK) - 310 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: M. Anderson (DEN) - 17 CAR, 65 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Moss (OAK) - 6 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Denver (6-2) at Oakland (3-5)

Denver (6-2) at Oakland (3-5), Sunday 4:05 pm EST

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- Mike Shanahan had a bye week to prepare for his "favorite team." The Oakland Raiders may need more time to recover from their last game.

The Denver Broncos visit the Raiders on Sunday in a battle of AFC West rivals.

Since being fired as Raiders coach by Al Davis 16 years ago, Shanahan is 15-5 against his former team. One of those wins was a 31-3 victory here in October 2004. But the Raiders avenged that with a 25-24 win at Denver last November 28.

After the Broncos beat Philadelphia, 49-21, in their last game on October 30, Shanahan saluted his team for finishing 6-2 in the first half of the season.

"You guys did a terrific job," Shanahan said to his team. "Now we have to get ready to start the second half and our first game will be against my favorite team - the Raiders."

Jake Plummer passed for three touchdowns and the Broncos rushed for 254 yards in the win here last year.

The Broncos were on the verge of sweeping the series again, but the Raiders rallied from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit and then Langston Walker blocked Jason Elam's 43-yard field goal in the final seconds to preserve a 25-24 win for the Raiders in a game played in a driving snowstorm.

On 4th-and-goal from the Denver 5, Kerry Collins found Jerry Porter over the middle for a touchdown with 1:48 left, giving the Raiders the lead. Collins threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions.

Porter victimized Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey for much of the night, catching six passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns.

Last week, the Raiders suffered a heartbreaking loss of their own, falling at Kansas City, 27-23. With five seconds left and no timeouts remaining, Larry Johnson scored on a one-yard run for the Chiefs.

The Raiders had rallied from a 20-9 deficit as Collins passed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Collins hit Porter with a four-yard touchdown pass with 10:31 left to pull the Raiders within 20-15, but misfired on a throw intended for Porter on the two-point conversion.

After a three-and-out by the Chiefs, Collins directed a 14-play, 82-yard drive which he capped with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Randy Moss with 1:45 remaining. It was the first catch of the day for Moss, who has been hobbled with knee and ankle injuries.

Plummer and Collins have each passed for 12 touchdowns with three interceptions this season.

Denver has two running backs over 500 yards in Mike Anderson (604) and Tatum Bell (562) while LaMont Jordan leads the Raiders with 592 rushing yards.

Matchup to watch: Broncos Pro Bowl center Tom Nalen faces nose tackle Ted Washington.

Series: Oakland leads, 53-35-2.

Next week: Denver hosts NY Jets, November 20. Oakland visits Washington, November 20


Passing Leaders

P. Manning59.82249917
B. Osweiler61.81967106
D. Carr61.139873213
M. McGloin71.914221

Rushing Leaders

R. Hillman2078634.27
C. Anderson1527204.75
L. Murray26610664.06
D. Carr331384.20

Receiving Leaders

D. Thomas105130412.46
E. Sanders76113514.96
A. Cooper72107014.96
M. Crabtree8592210.89

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

Total YardsDEN
Yards PassingDEN
Yards RushingDEN
Yards AllowedDEN
Pass Yds AllowedDEN
Rush Yds AllowedDEN

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Denver leads 6-4
Nov 28, 2004DEN 24, OAK 25
Oct 17, 2004DEN 31, @OAK 3
Nov 30, 2003DEN 22, @OAK 8
Sep 22, 2003DEN 31, OAK 10
Dec 22, 2002DEN 16, @OAK 28
Nov 11, 2002DEN 10, OAK 34
Dec 30, 2001DEN 23, OAK 17
Nov 5, 2001DEN 28, @OAK 38