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Denver Broncos WR #83 Anthony Miller
October 16, 1995—Denver 27, Oakland 0
Entering the 1995-1996 season the Broncos were struggling. They just couldn't beat the Raiders. They had lost six games in a row to their bitter rival including losing three times in the 93-94 season. In fact, over the previous fifteen games played against the Raiders, the Broncos had lost thirteen.
But, in 1995, Broncos owner Pat Bowlen hired former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan. Shanahan had also previously been the Raiders head coach during the 88-89 season and had been fired midseason by Raider owner Al Davis.
Shanahan took the Broncos job with a knowledge of Denver, a great relationship with quarterback John Elway, and an extreme contempt for the Raiders.
Shanahan took the job and immediately circled every Raider game on the schedule. "Raider Week" had an extra intensity to it and both the players and fans responded in kind.
Shanahan's first meeting against his old team as Broncos Head Coach saw home team Broncos overwhelm Oakland.
John Elway threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Anthony Miller and the game was never in doubt.
The Broncos would go on to beat the Raiders 21 out of the next 28 games under Shanahan.