|First meeting||October 2, 1960
Broncos 31, Raiders 14
|Latest meeting||January 1, 2017
Broncos 24, Raiders 6
|Next meeting||TBD 2017|
|Meetings total||115 (including the playoffs)|
|All-time series||The Raiders lead 62–51–2 (including the playoffs)|
|Largest victory||Broncos: 44–7 (1962);
Raiders: 51–0 (1967)
|Smallest victory||1 point (occurred 5 times, once by the Broncos — 1996, four by the Raiders — most recently 2009)|
|Longest win streak||Broncos: 8 (2011–2015);
Raiders: 14 (1965–1971)
|Current win streak||Broncos: 1 win (2016–present)|
AFL Championships (1960–69)
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.
- 1 Notable moments
- 2 Game results
- 3 Monday Night Football
- 4 Connections between the teams
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- 1977 season: The 1977 Raiders were the defending Super Bowl champions, whereas the Broncos had never qualified for postseason play – AFL or NFL. On October 16, the 4–0 Broncos defeated the 4–0 Raiders in Oakland, ending the Raiders' 17-game winning streak in a game where Raiders' quarterback Ken Stabler threw seven interceptions. Two weeks later, the Raiders would defeat the Broncos in Denver. In the playoffs, the Broncos, competing in their first-ever postseason play, defeated the Raiders 20–17 at Mile High Stadium to win their first AFC championship.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. The Broncos were 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.
- 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." Despite the Broncos' protests, the Raiders won, 42–24.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 11, 2015: The Broncos were nursing a 9–7 lead at Oakland with 7:06 left. The Raiders were attempting to take the lead, until Broncos' cornerback Chris Harris, Jr. stepped in front of a pass by Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr and returned the interception 74 yards for a game-changing touchdown with 6:53 left. The Raiders pulled to within 16–10 late in the game, however, the Broncos' defense and special teams preserved the hard-fought victory.
|Broncos' victory||Raiders' victory||Tie||Postseason meeting|
1960s (Raiders 15–4–1)
|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|
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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 9–5)
|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 Broncos||47–14||Oakland Raiders||Denver|
|2015||October 11||Denver Broncos||16–10||Oakland Raiders||Oakland|
|December 13||Oakland Raiders||15–12||Denver Broncos||Denver|
|2016||November 6||Oakland Raiders||30–20||Denver Broncos||Oakland|
|January 1, 2017||Denver Broncos||24–6||Oakland Raiders||Denver|
Monday Night Football
As of 2013, the Broncos and Raiders have met 17 times on Monday Night Football, tied for the most frequent pairing in Monday Night Football history with the Dallas Cowboys & Washington Redskins, who met for a 17th time in 2015. 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.
|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
|Name||Years with Broncos||Years with Raiders|
|Dennis Allen||Defensive coordinator, 2011||Head coach, 2012–14|
|James Cregg||Assistant offensive line coach, 2014–16||Assistant offensive line coach, 2007–08|
|Jack Del Rio||Defensive coordinator, 2012–14[d]||Head coach, 2015–present|
|John Fox||Head coach, 2011–14||Defensive coordinator, 1994–95|
|Greg Knapp||Quarterbacks coach, 2013–16||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|
|Bill Musgrave||Quarterback, 1995–96
Quarterbacks coach, 2017–present
|Quarterbacks coach, 1997
Offensive coordinator, 2015–16
|Fred Pagac||Linebackers coach, 2015–present||Linebackers coach, 2001–03|
|Marcus Robertson||Defensive backs coach, 2017–present||Assistant defensive backs coach, 2014
Defensive backs coach, 2015–16
|Mike Shanahan||Offensive coordinator, 1984–87
Offensive assistant, 1990–91
Head coach, 1995–2008
|Head coach, 1988–89|
|Joe Woods||Defensive backs coach, 2015–16
Defensive coordinator, 2017–present
|Defensive backs coach, 2014|
|Name||Position(s)||Years with Broncos||Years with Raiders|
|Sam Adams||Defensive tackle||2007||2002|
|Lyle Alzado||Defensive end||1971–78||1982–85|
|Willie Brown||Cornerback||1963–66||1967–78 (Cornerback)
1979–88 (Defensive Backs coach)
|Cornell Green||Offensive tackle||2004–05||2007–09|
|Jason Hunter||Defensive end||2010–12||2013|
|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|
|Antonio Smith||Defensive end||2015||2014|
|Jeremy Stewart||Running back||2014||2012–13|
|Vance Walker||Defensive end||2015–present||2013|
|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)
- 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.
- The Broncos and Raiders met only once during the strike-shortened 1982 season.
- 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.
- Jack Del Rio served as interim head coach for four games in the 2013 season while John Fox recovered from heart surgery.
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- Denver Broncos' official website
- The Denver Post – Complete Broncos Coverage
- Pro Football Hall of Fame – Denver Broncos team history
- Denver Broncos at Sports E-Cyclopedia.org
- Oakland Raiders' official website
- San Jose Mercury News – Raiders' coverage
- Oakland Raiders at Sports E-Cyclopedia.org
- Pro Football Hall of Fame – Oakland Raiders' team history