Denver Broncos: 4 Observations from Loss to Raiders

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Dec 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tight end

Vernon Davis

(80) drops a critical fourth down pass in the fourth quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Raiders defeated Broncos 15-12. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


The Denver Broncos had a few chances late in Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders to give themselves a lead. Two dropped passes by Demaryius Thomas, one that would have given the Broncos a touchdown and another that would have given Denver a key first down late in the game, killed any chance that the team in mounting a comeback to secure a victory.

Tight end Vernon Davis also recorded a crucial drop with 3:45 left in the fourth quarter. A perfect pass from Brock Osweiler went through Davis’s hands on fourth down, giving the Raiders the ball back. These mental mistakes are unacceptable for a team with greater playoff aspirations.

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