The Broncos are flying into California riding high with a 4-0 record and an NFL-record 13-game winning streak against road divisional opponents. The Oakland Raiders are on the upswing under new head coach and former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. After losing a heartbreaker to John Fox in Chicago last week they are looking to rebound at home and inch closer to the AFC West-leading Broncos.
The battle looks to be won through the air as Oakland is giving up an average of 310.5 yards in the passing game. However, their offense is throwing the ball extremely well, averaging the 10th best passing game in the NFL, led by second-year quarterback Derek Carr. With such a focus on the passing game, these three players will be vital to keeping the Broncos a step ahead of the silver and black.