Oakland Raiders Defeat Broncos: Can Raiders Continue Their Success Next Week?

Elias Trejo@@Elias_TrejoSenior Analyst IIOctober 24, 2010

DENVER - OCTOBER 24:  Running back Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders stretches the ball across the goal line for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on October 24, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Raiders just scored 59 points on the Denver Broncos. The Raiders have never scored this many points in their rich history and are now in second place in the AFC West.

The Raiders now hold a 2-0 record against divisional teams and have two games at home before their bye week.

While the Raiders and the Raider Nation can celebrate their win today against the Broncos, they must remember they are still 3-4 and are now one and a half games behind the Kansas City Chiefs.

Oakland needs to play consistent week in and week out and this game could be the game that gives them the confidence to play tough every week.

The Raiders last won two games in a row in 2008 to finish the season. The Raiders have failed this year to win two games in a row, but have looked a lot better than they have in almost seven years.

Next week the Raiders have a chance to reach a .500 record midway through the season for the first time since 2002.

Oakland has plenty of positive things to build on from this game. Darren McFadden came back and showed why he is one of the leagues best weapons scoring 4 touchdowns and rushing over 165 yards.

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Michael Bush had a rush of his own as he provided the thunder to McFadden's lighting. Jason Campbell also had a very good day passing for two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Perhaps the highlight of the night was the Raiders defense. They stopped a Broncos offense that is led by one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league in Kyle Orton. They also managed to shut out 
Brandon Floyd for most of the game.

Mike Mitchell, Richard Seymour and Michael Huff all had big plays on defense to lead a very hungry and aggressive squad. Rolando McClain recorded a sack and Tyvon Branch recovered another fumble for the Silver and Black.

This is a great step for the Raiders. Anytime you beat a divisional foe at their place it's a great thing. When you score 59 points it's even sweeter.

The Raiders now have a real opportunity to position themselves for a run at the AFC West title. They host Kansas City in two weeks in a game that could potentially be for the AFC West lead.

The last seven years have been tough for the Raider Nation, and it appeared that the Raiders unleashed seven years of frustration on the Broncos tonight.

Unless the Raiders win next week, this was nothing more than just a fancy win.

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