Broncos–Raiders rivalry

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Broncos–Raiders
Teams involved Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders
First contested October 2, 1960
Broncos 31, Raiders 14
Number of meetings 110 (including the playoffs)
Most recent meeting November 9, 2014
Broncos 41, Raiders 17
Next meeting December 28, 2014
All-time series The Raiders lead 60–48–2 (including the playoffs)
Postseason results

Tied 1–1

  • January 1, 1978: Broncos 20, Raiders 17
  • January 9, 1994: Raiders 42, Broncos 24
Largest victory Broncos: 44–7 (1962);
Raiders: 51–0 (1967)
Longest win streak Broncos: 7 (1997–2000);
Raiders: 14 (1965–1971)
Current win streak Broncos: 6 wins (2011–present)
Championship success

AFL Championships (1960–69)

Super Bowl Championships (5)
AFL Western Division Championships (3)
(1960–69)
AFC West Divisional Championships (26)
AFC Wild Card Berths (12) (1970–present)
Super Bowl Appearances (12)

The Broncos–Raiders rivalry is a rivalry between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders in the National Football League's AFC West division. Since the American Football League was established in 1960, the Broncos and the Raiders have shared the same division, first being the AFL Western Conference, and since the AFL–NFL merger, the AFC West.

Notable moments[edit]

1978–94[edit]

  • January 1, 1978: The Broncos defeated the Raiders 20–17 at Mile High Stadium to win their first AFC Championship.[1]
  • September 26, 1988: The Broncos led 24–0 at halftime on Monday Night Football, however, the Raiders sparked one of the largest comebacks in NFL history, winning 30–27 in overtime. After serving as an offensive assistant under Broncos' head coach Dan Reeves in the mid-1980s (and again in the early 1990s), Mike Shanahan's first season as an NFL head coach was with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988, before he was fired four games into the 1989 season.[2]
  • December 2, 1990: Raiders' defensive tackle Scott Davis blocked a 41-yard field goal attempt by Broncos' kicker David Treadwell in the final seconds for a 23–20 Raiders win at Mile High Stadium.[3]
  • November 10, 1991: The Raiders won 17–16 in Denver, aided by two blocked kicks — an extra-point attempt and a last-second field goal attempt. Denver was trailing 17–10 with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter, and attempting to tie the game after a touchdown pass from John Elway to Vance Johnson. However, Raiders' defensive tackle Scott Davis blocked the extra-point attempt by Broncos' kicker David Treadwell. After the Broncos blocked a field goal attempt by Raiders' kicker Jeff Jaeger that would have increased the Raiders' lead with 1:55 left, the Raiders returned the favor, when offensive tackle James Fitzpatrick, playing on special teams, blocked a potential 48-yard game-winning field goal by Treadwell as time expired. It was the second consecutive meeting at Mile High Stadium in which the Raiders blocked a field goal in the game's final seconds.[4]
  • November 22, 1992: The Raiders shutout the Broncos 24–0 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Denver has not been shutout since, and to date, hold the NFL's longest active streak without being shutout.[5][6]
  • January 2 and 9, 1994: In the 1993 season finale (January 2, 1994), the Raiders rallied from a 30–13 deficit to beat the Broncos 33–30 in overtime to make the playoffs and set up another game between the two teams in Los Angeles the following week. Outspoken Raiders' owner Al Davis said before the playoff game that Denver was "scared to death of us."[7] Despite the Broncos' protests, the Raiders won 42–24.

1995–present[edit]

  • 1995 season: In 1995, former Raiders' head coach Mike Shanahan, who was in an ongoing contract dispute with owner Al Davis at the time, became the Broncos' new head coach, heightening an already contentious AFC West rivalry. Prior to Shanahan's arrival in Denver, the Broncos had lost 13 out of the previous 15 against the Raiders from 1988–94, but during Shanahan's 14 seasons as their head coach (1995–2008), the Broncos went 21–7 against Oakland.[8]
  • November 22, 1999: At the end of a Broncos' 27–21 overtime win in Denver on Monday Night Football, Raiders' safety Charles Woodson and offensive tackle Lincoln Kennedy engaged in a snowball fight with some fans, after being pelted with snowballs from some unruly fans. Woodson threw a snowball that struck a woman in the face, while Kennedy charged into the stands and assaulted a fan after being hit by a snowball.[8][9]
  • November 13, 2000: In the final Monday Night game at Mile High Stadium, Broncos' quarterback Brian Griese suffered a partially separated right shoulder in the second quarter, and after receiving a pain-killing shot and missing only six plays, he led the Broncos on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter that resulted in a last-second 41-yard field goal by kicker Jason Elam, for a 27–24 Broncos' win.[10][11]
  • November 11, 2002: The Raiders trounced the Broncos 34–10 in Denver on Monday Night Football. However, the game is notable for an incident between former teammates Bill Romanowski and Shannon Sharpe, in which Romanowski wrestled with and dislocated Sharpe's elbow following an incompletion, forcing Sharpe to miss three games. The two were teammates from 1996 to 2001, however, Romanowski had signed with the Raiders prior to the 2002 season.[8][12]
  • November 28, 2004: In a Sunday night game played in a Denver blizzard, the Broncos grabbed the early lead and appeared to be headed toward an easy victory. However, Raiders' quarterback Kerry Collins led a rally in snowy conditions and offensive tackle Langston Walker, playing on special teams, blocked a game-winning field goal attempt by Broncos' kicker Jason Elam in the game's final seconds for a 25–24 Raiders' win.[8][13]
  • September 16, 2007: As Raiders' kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked what would have been a game-winning field goal in overtime, Broncos' head coach Mike Shanahan called a timeout right before he made it. After the timeout, Janikowski attempted the field goal again, but it hit the upright and missed. The Broncos then won on a field goal by Jason Elam.[8]
  • October 24, 2010: The Raiders scored 38 points in the first half in Denver. The Raiders routed the Broncos 59–14, not only making it the most points scored in a single game in franchise history, but also tying the highest point total that the Broncos have allowed in a single game, since a 59–7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in 1963.[14]

Game results[edit]

Broncos' victory Raiders' victory Tie Postseason meeting

Note: All game dates occur on Sunday unless indicated otherwise.
Source: Pro-Football-Reference.[15]

1960s (Raiders 15–4–1)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1960 October 2 Denver Broncos 31–14 Oakland Raiders Denver
December 17 (Sat.) Oakland Raiders 48–10 Denver Broncos San Francisco (Kezar Stadium)
1961 October 1 Oakland Raiders 33–19 Denver Broncos San Francisco (Candlestick Park)
October 15 Denver Broncos 27–24 Oakland Raiders Denver
1962 October 5 (Fri.) Denver Broncos 44–7 Oakland Raiders Denver
October 14 Denver Broncos 23–6 Oakland Raiders Oakland
1963 November 28 (Thur.) Oakland Raiders 26–10 Denver Broncos Denver
December 15 Oakland Raiders 35–31 Denver Broncos Oakland
1964 October 25 Oakland Raiders 40–7 Denver Broncos Oakland
November 29 20–20 Denver
1965 November 21 Oakland Raiders 28–20 Denver Broncos Denver
December 5 Oakland Raiders 24–13 Denver Broncos Oakland
1966 November 20 Oakland Raiders 17–3 Denver Broncos Denver
December 11 Oakland Raiders 28–10 Denver Broncos Oakland
1967 September 10 Oakland Raiders 51–0 Denver Broncos Oakland
November 5 Oakland Raiders 21–17 Denver Broncos Denver
1968 November 10 Oakland Raiders 43–7 Denver Broncos Denver
December 8 Oakland Raiders 33–27 Denver Broncos Oakland
1969 October 12 Oakland Raiders 24–14 Denver Broncos Denver
November 9 Oakland Raiders 41–10 Denver Broncos Oakland

1970s (Raiders 14–6–1)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1970 October 11 Oakland Raiders 35–23 Denver Broncos Oakland
November 15 Oakland Raiders 24–19 Denver Broncos Denver
1971 October 10 Oakland Raiders 27–16 Denver Broncos Denver
December 19 Oakland Raiders 21–13 Denver Broncos Oakland
1972 October 22 Denver Broncos 30–23 Oakland Raiders Oakland
November 19 Oakland Raiders 37–20 Denver Broncos Denver
1973 October 22 (Mon.) 23–23 Denver
December 16 Oakland Raiders 21–17 Denver Broncos Oakland
1974 November 3 Oakland Raiders 28–17 Denver Broncos Denver
November 24 Denver Broncos 20–17 Oakland Raiders Oakland
1975 November 2 Oakland Raiders 42–17 Denver Broncos Denver
December 8 (Mon.) Oakland Raiders 17–10 Denver Broncos Oakland
1976 October 17 Oakland Raiders 17–10 Denver Broncos Denver
October 31 Oakland Raiders 19–6 Denver Broncos Oakland
1977 October 16 Denver Broncos 30–7 Oakland Raiders Oakland
October 30 Oakland Raiders 24–14 Denver Broncos Denver
January 1, 1978 Denver Broncos 20–17 Oakland Raiders Denver
1978 September 3 Denver Broncos 14–6 Oakland Raiders Denver
December 3 Denver Broncos 21–6 Oakland Raiders Oakland
1979 September 30 Oakland Raiders 27–3 Denver Broncos Oakland
November 25 Oakland Raiders 14–10 Denver Broncos Denver

1980s (Raiders 10–9)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1980 December 1 (Mon.) Oakland Raiders 9–3 Denver Broncos Oakland
December 14 Oakland Raiders 24–21 Denver Broncos Denver
1981 September 6 Denver Broncos 9–7 Oakland Raiders Denver
October 4 Denver Broncos 17–0 Oakland Raiders Oakland
1982[b][c] December 26 Los Angeles Raiders 27–10 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
1983 September 25 Los Angeles Raiders 22–7 Denver Broncos Denver
November 13 Los Angeles Raiders 22–20 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
1984 September 30 Denver Broncos 16–13 (OT) Los Angeles Raiders Denver
October 28 Denver Broncos 22–19 Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles
1985 November 24 Los Angeles Raiders 31–28 (OT) Denver Broncos Los Angeles
December 8 Los Angeles Raiders 17–14 (OT) Denver Broncos Denver
1986 September 7 Denver Broncos 38–36 Los Angeles Raiders Denver
November 2 Denver Broncos 21–10 Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles
1987 October 12 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 30–14 Los Angeles Raiders Denver
November 2 Denver Broncos 23–17 Los Angeles Raiders Los Angeles
1988 September 26 (Mon.) Los Angeles Raiders 30–27 (OT) Denver Broncos Denver
December 4 Los Angeles Raiders 21–20 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
1989 September 24 Denver Broncos 31–21 Los Angeles Raiders Denver
December 3 Los Angeles Raiders 16–13 (OT) Denver Broncos Los Angeles

1990s (Raiders 11–10)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
1990 September 9 Los Angeles Raiders 14–9 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
December 2 Los Angeles Raiders 23–20 Denver Broncos Denver
1991 September 8 Los Angeles Raiders 16–13 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
November 10 Los Angeles Raiders 17–16 Denver Broncos Denver
1992 September 6 Denver Broncos 17–13 Los Angeles Raiders Denver
November 22 Los Angeles Raiders 24–0 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
1993 October 18 (Mon.) Los Angeles Raiders 23–20 Denver Broncos Denver
January 2, 1994 Los Angeles Raiders 33–30 (OT) Denver Broncos Los Angeles
January 9, 1994 Los Angeles Raiders 42–24 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
1994 September 18 Los Angeles Raiders 48–16 Denver Broncos Denver
December 11 Los Angeles Raiders 23–13 Denver Broncos Los Angeles
1995[c] October 16 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 27–0 Oakland Raiders Denver
December 24 Denver Broncos 31–28 Oakland Raiders Oakland
1996 November 4 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 22–21 Oakland Raiders Oakland
December 15 Denver Broncos 24–19 Oakland Raiders Denver
1997 October 19 Oakland Raiders 28–25 Denver Broncos Oakland
November 24 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 31–3 Oakland Raiders Denver
1998 September 20 Denver Broncos 34–17 Oakland Raiders Oakland
November 22 Denver Broncos 40–14 Oakland Raiders Denver
1999 October 10 Denver Broncos 16–13 Oakland Raiders Oakland
November 22 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 27–21 (OT) Oakland Raiders Denver

2000s (Broncos 13–7)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
2000 September 17 Denver Broncos 33–24 Oakland Raiders Oakland
November 13 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 23–20 Oakland Raiders Denver
2001 November 5 (Mon.) Oakland Raiders 38–28 Denver Broncos Oakland
December 30 Denver Broncos 23–17 Oakland Raiders Denver
2002 November 11 (Mon.) Oakland Raiders 34–10 Denver Broncos Denver
December 22 Oakland Raiders 28–16 Denver Broncos Oakland
2003 September 22 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 31–10 Oakland Raiders Denver
November 30 Denver Broncos 22–8 Oakland Raiders Oakland
2004 October 17 Denver Broncos 31–3 Oakland Raiders Oakland
November 28 Oakland Raiders 25–24 Denver Broncos Denver
2005 November 13 Denver Broncos 31–17 Oakland Raiders Oakland
December 24 (Sat.) Denver Broncos 22–3 Oakland Raiders Denver
2006 October 15 Denver Broncos 13–3 Oakland Raiders Denver
November 12 Denver Broncos 17–13 Oakland Raiders Oakland
2007 September 16 Denver Broncos 23–20 (OT) Oakland Raiders Denver
December 2 Oakland Raiders 34–20 Denver Broncos Oakland
2008 September 8 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 41–14 Oakland Raiders Oakland
November 23 Oakland Raiders 31–10 Denver Broncos Denver
2009 September 27 Denver Broncos 23–3 Oakland Raiders Oakland
December 20 Oakland Raiders 20–19 Denver Broncos Denver

2010s (Broncos 6–3)[edit]

Year Date Winner Result Loser Location
2010 October 24 Oakland Raiders 59–14 Denver Broncos Denver
December 19 Oakland Raiders 39–23 Denver Broncos Oakland
2011 September 12 (Mon.) Oakland Raiders 23–20 Denver Broncos Denver
November 6 Denver Broncos 38–24 Oakland Raiders Oakland
2012 September 30 Denver Broncos 37–6 Oakland Raiders Denver
December 6 (Thur.) Denver Broncos 26–13 Oakland Raiders Oakland
2013 September 23 (Mon.) Denver Broncos 37–21 Oakland Raiders Denver
December 29 Denver Broncos 34–14 Oakland Raiders Oakland
2014 November 9 Denver Broncos 41–17 Oakland Raiders Oakland
December 28 Denver

Monday Night Football[edit]

As of 2013, the Broncos and Raiders have met 17 times on Monday Night Football, the most frequent pairing in Monday Night Football history.[11] The teams have met at the Broncos' home field 12 times (8 times at Mile High Stadium, 4 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High) and at the Raiders' home field 5 times (all in Oakland). The Broncos currently hold a 9–7–1 lead in this rivalry on Monday Night Football.

Date Winner Result Location
October 22, 1973 Tie 23–23 Denver
December 8, 1975 Oakland Raiders 17–10 Oakland
December 1, 1980 Oakland Raiders 9–3 Oakland
October 12, 1987 Denver Broncos 30–14 Denver
September 25, 1988 Los Angeles Raiders 30–27 (OT) Denver
October 18, 1993 Los Angeles Raiders 23–20 Denver
October 16, 1995 Denver Broncos 27–0 Denver
November 4, 1996 Denver Broncos 22–21 Oakland
November 24, 1997 Denver Broncos 31–3 Denver
November 22, 1999 Denver Broncos 27–21 (OT) Denver
November 13, 2000 Denver Broncos 27–24 Denver
November 5, 2001 Oakland Raiders 38–28 Oakland
November 11, 2002 Oakland Raiders 34–10 Denver
September 22, 2003 Denver Broncos 31–10 Denver
September 8, 2008 Denver Broncos 41–14 Oakland
September 12, 2011 Oakland Raiders 23–20 Denver
September 23, 2013 Denver Broncos 37–21 Denver

Connections between the teams[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Name Years with Broncos Years with Raiders
Dennis Allen Defensive coordinator, 2011 Head coach, 2012–2014
James Cregg Assistant offensive line coach, 2014–present Assistant offensive line coach, 2007–08
John Fox Head coach, 2011–present Defensive coordinator, 1994–95
Greg Knapp Quarterbacks coach, 2013–present Offensive coordinator, 2007–08
Don Martindale Defensive coordinator, 2010 Linebackers coach, 2004–08
Keith Millard Defensive line coach, 2001–04 Defensive line coach, 2005–08
Mike Shanahan Offensive coordinator, 1984–87
Offensive assistant, 1990–91
Head coach, 1995–2008
Head coach, 1988–89

Players[edit]

Name Position(s) Years with Broncos Years with Raiders
Sam Adams Defensive tackle 2007 2002
Elijah Alexander Linebacker 1993–95 2000–01
Lyle Alzado Defensive end 1971–78 1982–85
Willie Brown Cornerback 1963–66 1967–78 (Cornerback)
1979–88 (Defensive Backs coach)
Cooper Carlisle Guard 2000–06 2007–12
Brad Daluiso Placekicker 1992 2001
Darrien Gordon Cornerback
Punt returner
1997–98 1999–2000, 2002
Cornell Green Offensive tackle 2004–05 2007–09
Mike Harden Safety 1980–88 1989–90
Renaldo Hill Safety 2009–10 2005
Michael Huff Safety 2013–present 2006–12
Jason Hunter Defensive end 2010–12 2013–present
Tory James Cornerback 1996–99 2000–02
LaMont Jordan Running back 2009 2005–07
Ashley Lelie Wide receiver 2002–05 2008
Chester McGlockton Defensive tackle 2001–02 1992–97
Jarvis Moss Defensive end 2007–10 2010–11
Tyrone Poole Cornerback 2001–02 2006
Tracy Porter Cornerback 2012 2013
Bill Romanowski Linebacker 1996–2001 2002–03
Denard Walker Safety 2001–02 2004–05
Javon Walker Wide receiver 2006–07 2008–09
Gerard Warren Defensive tackle 2005–06 2007–09
Ted Washington Nose tackle 1994 2004–05
Lionel Washington Cornerback 1995–96 1987–1994, 1997 (Cornerback)
2009–10 (Defensive Backs coach)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs finished tied with a 12–2 record, but the Raiders were crowned 1968 division champions. Both teams qualified for the AFL playoffs.
  2. ^ The Broncos and Raiders met only once during the strike-shortened 1982 season.
  3. ^ a b The Raiders relocated from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982, and played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 1982–1994, before returning to Oakland in 1995.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Dufresne, Chris (December 3, 1990). "Raiders Receive a Big Hand, Block Bronco Rally, 23-20 : Pro football: Scott Davis deflects field-goal attempt with seven seconds to play, sealing victory at Denver.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dufresne, Chris (November 11, 1991). "Raiders in Good Hands Against Broncos : Pro football: Davis blocks extra-point attempt and FitzPatrick gets a piece of last-second field goal attempt as L.A. gets back in race with 17-16 victory.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 
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  12. ^ "Sharpe wasn't fond of Romanowski even as his teammate". ESPN. September 17, 2003. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
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