Note: Below is a portion of the team's weekly press release. To view a PDF of the complete release, click here.
THIS WEEK'S GAME
The Denver Broncos (2-4) on Sunday will host the Oakland Raiders (2-4) at INVESCO Field at Mile High in their first divisional game of the 2010 season. Kickoff is set for 2:15 p.m. MDT.
- Sunday’s game against Oakland, which kicks off divisional play for the Broncos, ties for the latest the franchise has ever played its first AFC West opponent. In 1985, Denver also played its first divisional game in Week 7 (13-10 overtime win vs. Seattle).
- This week’s matchup represents the 100th regular-season meeting between the two AFC West rivals. Denver trails in the all-time series 41-56-2, but since 1995, the Broncos own a 22-8 advantage (11-4 at home) against the Raiders.
- Rookies have had a hand in five of Denver’s nine takeaways this season: CB
Perrish Cox(INT, FF), CB Cassius Vaughn(2 FR) and CB Syd’Quan Thompson (INT).
- The Denver Broncos are in their sixth decade of professional football with a 413-371-10 (.527) combined record. They have the eighth-most wins among AFL/NFL franchises since 1960.
- Denver finished with a 93-67 (.581) regular-season record during the 2000s to mark its third consecutive decade with 90 or more victories -- the only team in the NFL to accomplish that feat during the last three decades.
(56) and sacks (2.5), according to press box totals.
TELEVISION: KCNC-TV (CBS 4): Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (color commentary) will call the game.
LOCAL RADIO: KOA Radio (850 AM): Dave Logan (play-by-play) and Brian Griese (color commentary) will call the game with Andy Lindahl reporting from the sidelines.
LOCAL SPANISH RADIO: KBNO Radio (1280 AM): Fernando Sergio (play-by-play) and Yuri Vasquez (color commentary) will call the game.
BRONCOS VS. RAIDERS -- POINTS OF INTEREST
The Broncos will host the Raiders Sunday in the 100th regular-season meeting between the AFC West rivals and original AFL charter franchises... Denver trails in the all-time series 41-56-2 (21-26-2 at home), but since 1995, the Broncos own a 22-8 advantage (11-4 at home) against the Raiders... Sunday’s game, which kicks off divisional play for the Broncos, ties for the latest the franchise has ever played its first AFC West opponent... In 1985, Denver also played its first divisional game in Week 7 (13-10 overtime win vs. Seattle)... Now in their sixth decade of professional football in 2010, the Broncos are one of just four teams to record three 90+ win decades since 1960 and the only organization to do so in each of the last three decades... During the Pat Bowlen era (1984-Pres.), the Broncos are own the most regular-season wins (253) in the AFC (2nd in NFL)... Denver had five players selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl with that total tying for its most since 2001 (T-7th overall in club annals)... Rookies have had a hand in five of Denver’s nien takeaways this season: CB Perrish Cox (INT, FF), CB Cassius Vaughn (2 FR) and CB Syd’Quan Thompson (INT)... QB
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: VS. RAIDERS
Maroney (49 CAREER GAMES) - Would participate in his 50th career game if he plays on Sunday.
Orton (1,942 PASSING YARDS) - Can reach the 2,000-yard mark for the third season in his career with 58 yards on Sunday
Lloyd (663 RECEIVING YARDS) - Can set a career single-season high with 71 receiving yards on Sunday.
Gaffney (408 RECEIVING YARDS) - Can reach the 500-yard mark for the third season in his career with 92 yards on Sunday.
Bruton (SPECIAL-TEAMS TACKLES IN THREE STRAIGHT GAMES) - Can record a career-long streak with special teams tackles in four straight games with a stop on Sunday.
Bailey (29 INT w/DEN) - Can tie Dennis Smith for sixth place on the Broncos career interceptions list with one interception on Sunday.
ORTON CAN RUN
Though he is not known for his running ability, quarterback Kyle Orton has a penchant for making plays with his legs when he needs to. Through six games, Orton leads all NFL quarterbacks in percentage of rushes going for first downs (53.8 / 7-of-13).
D.J. WILLIAMS SHOWS VERSATILITY
Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2009 and led the club with 122 tackles (100 solo). He started at least 11 games in each of his first six professional seasons with Denver while seeing time at the weakside, middle, strong side and inside positions.