I've often said that if the Broncos were ever to go 2-14, as long as those two wins were over the Raiders I'd consider the season a success. It hasn't been that exciting beating them over and over again these last 4 years, since they have royally sucked since they went to Super Bowl 37, and recently I've become more obsessed with the Chargers as they've gotten better. Still, as I was reminded today there is nothing quite like beating Oakland....that smug superiority....that fake intimidation crap....oh, not to mention they fired our coach after 18 games and still owe him $250,000 - yeah, today was a fun day as the Mastermind beat them again :)
Broncos convert in OT after Raiders' second-chance kick fails
DENVER (AP) -- The Denver Broncos may never have called a smarter timeout.
Jason Elam's 23-yard field goal with 5:48 left in overtime gave the Broncos a 23-20 win just minutes after the Raiders had been celebrating what they thought was their own wild win.
Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 52-yard field goal at 11:13 of overtime. But as the Raiders rushed the field in celebration and the Broncos hung their heads in defeat, the officials ruled Denver called a timeout just before the snap.
On the retry, Janikowski's kick hit the left upright, giving the Broncos new life and the ball at their 42. They drove to the Oakland 6 and Elam nailed it on first down -- and the Raiders didn't bother calling their own timeout.
Elam's winner was his second in a row. He hit a 42-yarder as time expired to give Denver a 15-14 win at Buffalo in the opener.
This one wasn't nearly as frenetic a finish as that one, when the Broncos had no timeouts and only 10 seconds to get off the miracle kick.
But it was just as satisfying to the Broncos (2-0), who won their eighth straight home opener and handed the Raiders (0-2) their 11th straight loss overall.