Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders Betting Odds and Previews

In a week of tense matchups that have heavy playoff implications, this Monday Night matchup between two teams that are well out of the playoffs seems like an anti-climactic way of capping it off. However, that doesn´t mean that there is no reason to get excited about this game; it may be the last game played in Oakland-Alameda County Stadium, so the Raider faithful will surely come out in droves and be on their ‘best’ behavior.

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The Broncos have a couple of big-name players who should make a difference on Monday Night. Running Back Phillip Lindsay is currently 5th in the NFL in rushing yards with 991. Look for him to break 1,000 on the season vs. the Raiders. Lindsay is an undrafted rookie who as just selected to the Pro Bowl in Orlando this coming January.

“It was an honor,” Lindsay said of the selection. “I was excited, Coach Vance and Coach Modkins called me, and it was a little emotional. At one point, I was just trying to make the team. I was hoping to do some reps, some kick return and hopefully catch some balls at punt return. When they gave me the news that I was going to the Pro Bowl, it was just a real emotional moment.”

On defense, OLB Von Miller is third in the league in sacks, and just broke the Denver Broncos´ franchise record for career sacks last week with his 98th. He leads a Broncos defense that ranks all the way down at 25th in the league with 378 yards per game average.

As far as injuries go, Chris Harris Jr. (fractured fibula) was moved to injured reserve Wednesday. That thins the Broncos out even further at cornerback since Brendan Langley is still out with a concussion. The Broncos will thus have to rely on Bradley Roby and Tramaine Brock as their starters.

For the Raiders, it has been a sad season. Not only are they one year away from a move to Las Vegas, but the team has struggled all year long to form an identity on the field. They rank 26th overall in defense, 23rd in overall offense, and have just three wins on the season.

They have also traded away two players that have gone on to have success on other teams; Khalil Mack is a defensive player of the year candidate for the Bears, and Amari Cooper has helped turn the Dallas Cowboys into playoff contenders.

In terms of injuries, Raiders CB Gareon Conley has undergone concussion protocol all week. He took a brutal headshot last week in Cincinnati and is questionable for Monday.

In all-time matchups, the Raiders lead the Broncos 63-53-2 and have won 11 of the last 15 dating back to 2011. Last year the teams split their two matchups, with the Broncos winning 10-16 on October 1st and the Raiders winning 21-14 on September 26th.