The Oakland Raiders ended their season with a thud, getting walloped by the Denver Broncos in the Week 17 regular-season finale for both teams. The final score wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the game was, particularly when considering likely NFL MVP Peyton Manning didn’t even play the second half.
On the opposite end of the spectrum was Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who had a mostly miserable game in his first game back in the starting lineup after sitting out six weeks.
Defensively, it wasn’t much better. The Broncos took advantage of favorable field position and built a 31-0 lead while cruising to their fifth consecutive win over their AFC West rivals.
Here are some of the top takeaways from the Raiders’ loss to the Broncos.
*All information and quotes used in this and any report by Michael Wagaman were obtained firsthand unless noted otherwise.