The Oakland Raiders are in action on Monday and they have a huge matchup. Check out the TV schedule with game time, channel info and their opponent as they are in charge of closing out NFL's Week 3.
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
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TV Channel- Where to Watch?: ESPN
Opponents: Denver Broncos
How good would it be for the Raiders if they can embarrass their divisional foe on a national stage? It would probably give the team a great boost, however, Peyton Manning is on a ridiculous roll in 2013.
The stats do not lie. The Broncos are first in points scored, total yards and passing yards. They are averaging 45 points, 462 total yards and 376 passing yards per game through their first two games of 2013. Their last victims were the New York Giants, who surrendered 41 points to the Broncos. Then the Broncos lit up the scoreboard against the Baltimore Ravens. Manning has been bad news and he is off to a record pace through the first two games of the 2013 season.
Manning has thrown for 769 yards, completing 57 of 89 passes, nine of which have wound up in the end zone. He has Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker as his targets. They all have over 10 catches and 100 yards receiving with only Decker missing out from a reception in the end zone.
The Raiders will put their 1-1 record on the line and they hope they can build some momentum after their Week 2 victory. The win was against the Jacksonville Jaguars, so of course, the Raiders will have to play better football. The Raiders will be on the road, making things more complicated.
Terrelle Pryor will have his hands full with the Broncos' tough defense, but he will also make the Broncos work Monday night. Pryor presents double trouble. He has 343 yards passing and a touchdown, but he's also rushed for 162 yards in 22 attempts.
The Raiders' defense has also been pretty tough through the first two weeks of the season. They will surely be put to the test by Manning and the Broncos. So far in 2013, the Raiders' defense ranks in the Top 10 allowing only 15 points, 261 total yards, 180 passing yards and 80 rushing yards per game.
From the looks of it, this matchup will be closer than imagined. If you can't watch the game, join us here at Sports World Report for the play-by-play with live scoring updates and stats from this matchup.