Oct 18, 2021 - Sports
Raiders steal one from the Broncos
Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders completes a catch against Ronald Darby #21 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on Oct. 17.
Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Las Vegas Raiders completes a catch against Ronald Darby #21 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on Oct. 17. Photo: Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Broncos 34–24 on Sunday afternoon in a tough loss on hometown turf.

Driving the news: This was the third consecutive loss for the Broncos, marking the first time in franchise history that the team followed a three-game win streak with a three-game losing streak, per the Denver Post.

  • The loss overshadowed festivities surrounding the induction of Mike Shanahan, the winningest coach in franchise history, into the team's Ring of Fame.
  • The Raiders rebounded with a strong performance on Sunday following consecutive losses and the resignation of disgraced head coach Jon Gruden earlier this week.

What to watch: In a quick turnaround, the Broncos will travel to Cleveland Thursday night for a matchup against the Browns.

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