Monday Night Football: Oakland Raiders vs. Denver BroncosPublished December 24, 2018 by Sol FH
The Raiders are home, for their last Monday Night game at the Coliseum, against the Broncos at 1:15 GMT.
Tonight's edition of Monday Night Football is not only the second-to-last Monday Night game of the 2018 Regular Season, but it is also the last Monday Night game that the Oakland Raiders will be playing at the Coliseum. It will surely be an emotional farewell as Raider Nation says goodbye to the memories forged in the Coliseum, with an uncertain future about where the Raiders will be playing in 2019.
But back to tonight's game. The Raiders have had a very disappointing season currently at 3-11. The Broncos hopes for a playoff-berth are also gone with their 6-8 record this year. With nothing really on the line tonight, both teams will be playing for glory. The Raiders will be looking to give their fans something to remember, while the Broncos focus on ways that they can play spoiler to other teams next week, the final week.
Denver has lost their last two games, the first to the 49ers (4-10), and then to the Browns (6-7-1). Head Coach Vance Joseph will be taking his last two starts for the Broncos with a bad record and weak roster. Honestly, the Broncos are one of the worst teams in the league this season but the only thing that gives them a bit of hope tonight is, the Raiders are just as bad.
Oakland has its own problems, the first along its offensive line. Derek Carr has had no time to throw the ball and has been crushed in the backfield too often to make any kind of offensive plan. He has been sacked 47 times, a career-high.
Raiders Underdogs at the Coliseum
The Raiders' record is the biggest thing going against them tonight and even online bookmaker bet365 Sports has posted against them at 2.25. The Broncos are favorites to win at 1.68, but it may be the wise bet to put it on Oakland tonight at 20-13 in their favor.