Following rough losses last week, both teams will be looking to bounce back. "I remember one time when I tried to tackle him (when he was with) the Seattle Seahawks and I had him behind the line".
A message from the Broncos was released on Thursday stating that the team would not be kneeling at their upcoming game against the Raiders. On the one hand, Oakland lost to a postseason contender the past few seasons, but they were utterly awful in every area.
Anderson went on to say that his mom would root for the Broncos when he was on the field, but on any other snap, she would be pulling hard for her Raiders, even joking that he felt sorry for the other Broncos running backs, during media availability Wednesday. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh chose to spread him out operating out of the shotgun a bunch. Plus, the Broncos are playing at home, so the home-field advantage has been taken into account.
On a personal note, I would love to see the Oakland offense get wide receiver Cordell Patterson, and tight end Jared Cook involved in the game plans. Doing this forced him to work through lots of added blockers. I can hear the talking heads now; Perhaps the Raiders aren't as good as we (or they) thought they were?
Yet, the anthem protests aren't just impacting athlete endorsements.
"Obviously Oakland week is such a big deal here in Denver".
Oakland's offense was effective in its first two games when it was able to achieve balance that kept the Titans and Jets off-balance.
Against an opponent of Khalil Mack's caliber limiting him is a team job. But that unit lost tackle Menelik Watson to Denver this season and had its problems against Washington last week. However, Lynch got the last laugh that day as he scored the game-winning touchdown on a six-yard touchdown run in overtime to give Seattle the win.
Siemian's ability to read Mack pre-snap will be crucial as will his ability to stay poised in the pocket and step into his throws. On top of that, the secondary could be stretched thin if either of these players miss the game. If [No.] 52 is on the right side or he's on the left side, you know where he's going to be.
With President Trump making his now infamous remarks last Friday evening at a political rally, the comments specifically concerned NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Las Vegas is giving the edge to the Broncos in this one due to it being at Mile High.
Regardless, keeping Mack at bay and limiting his impact in pass protection will be crucial if Denver is to win Sunday in what's already a must-win divisional bout.