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Broncos ruin Raiders’ hopes in final game
 
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By Brandon Rivera
Sports@lavozcolorado.com
 
01/02/2020

They are a young bunch with a combined touchdown hull of 23 by 7 players in their rookie year or second season with the Broncos, seven of those touchdowns were thrown by rookie quarterback Drew Lock over the course of 5 games. The Denver Broncos offense is the second youngest in the league and their hometown running back Phillip Lindsey became the first undrafted player to have back to back starting seasons of 1000 rushing yards.

This young bunch may not have been compared to the likes of other great young offenses in the league lead by Lamar Jackson, or Patrick Mahomes, but they do have a certain type of swagger that has Broncos fans pretty stoked about the upcoming season. Much of that was sparked by the play of Denver’s young offense lead by Mr. Swagger himself, Drew Lock.

While the Broncos had nothing more to play for on Sunday than pride, their opponents had a slight opportunity to sneak into a Wild Card spot. But the Oakland Raiders (Last time we get to call them that) were still playing with hope, even though they were playing in a stadium that doesn’t show kindly to the black and silver. Sunday marked the week’s end to Raider week, a traditional past time for Broncos fans to berate their AFC counterparts in the week leading up to the final game of the season.

The Broncos hosted the Oakland Raiders on Sunday in what the Raiders expected to be their ticket into the postseason. The newly vitalized Broncos however relished at the opportunity to put an end to their rival’s season, and that’s just what they did. In a well fought divisional game Drew Lock led Broncos with their signature stingy defense outlasted the Raiders in their farewell game to the city of Oakland. The Broncos beat the Raiders 16-15.

In other sports the Colorado Avalanche have lost two straight since their win over the Las Vegas Golden Knights last Monday. Colorado lost to the Minnesota Wild Friday night at Pepsi Center before heading to Dallas to lose 3-2 to the Stars on Saturday night. The Colorado Avalanche will host the Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center this Tuesday night at 6 p.m. MST.

The Denver Nuggets have won three of their last four beating the Phoenix Suns last Monday in Phoenix before dropping one at home to the New Orleans Pelicans, and winning against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night and beating the Sacramento Kings at home Sunday night. The Nuggets are on the road this week starting in Houston to face the Rockets Tuesday night before heading to Indiana to face the Pacers Thursday night.

 

 

 

 

 
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