Most NFL head coaches would rather have Derek Carr over Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian. But it’s pretty obvious those same coaches would salivate over Denver’s defense.
Especially when compared to that of Oakland.
That Broncos defense held the vaunted Raiders offense to just 10 points at Sports Authority Field in Denver — a game with huge implications in the tough-fought AFC West.
Siemian was solid enough, throwing 179 yards worth of nearly mistake-free football — one touchdown against zero interceptions and a moderate 94.9 passer rating. And it was good to see running back C.J. Anderson taking advantage of a suspect Raiders defense.
We don’t have to worry about the Broncos defense, of course, which held Oakland’s ground game to just 24 yards.
The Broncos can relax with a Week 5 bye coming up, followed by winnable games against the Giants and Chargers in Weeks 6 and 7, respectively, before visiting the Chiefs in what promises to be an exciting contest to heavily impact the division in Week 8.