Thursday Night Football: Denver Broncos Dominate Oakland Raiders, 26-13
Knowshon Moreno ran for 119 yards and a touchdown, and the Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders, 26-13, in Oakland on Thursday night. Quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 310 yards and a score and Matt Prater kicked four field goals for Denver (10-3). The Broncos led 13-7 at the half and stretched their lead to 26-7 entering the fourth quarter.
Carson Palmer threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns for Oakland (3-10), which lost its sixth consecutive game. Palmer’s 56-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey in the fourth quarter pulled the Raiders within 13 points with more than 5 minutes left, but Oakland could not rally further. Raiders’ wide receiver Rod Streater caught four passes for 100 yards.
Denver receiver Eric Decker caught eight passes for 88 yards. The Broncos won the time-of-possession battle 37:19 to 22:41. Denver has now won eight straight games. They have already clinched the AFC West title.