3. Oakland Raiders 7-2 (6)
The Raiders are back. They may only be Oakland Raiders for a couple more seasons but for Sunday night, they brought back memories of the Raiders teams of the past.
They defeated the defending champion Broncos 30-20 thanks to their running game. Raiders running back Latavius Murray carried the ball 20 times for 114 yards on Sunday night. He rushed for three touchdowns.
That was all that was needed for the Raiders on Sunday night. Quarterback David Carr threw for just 184 yards against a depleted Broncos secondary but on this night he did not need to be great.
Carr did not turn the ball over and managed to lead his team to a 7-2 record and first place in the AFC West. Now the Raiders can concentrate on their bye week before going to Mexico City on Monday Night Football against the Texans on November 21st.