What a difference a week makes for the Oakland Raiders as they destroy the Denver Broncos in Denver 59-14 this afternoon. The Raiders set a record for the most points scored in a game this afternoon as they recorded their third consecutive win at Invesco Field.
Heading into this weeks game, the Oakland Raiders starting quarterback was up in the air, with the discussion of Kyle Boller perhaps starting against the Broncos. Jason Campbell got the starting nod and basically all he needed to do was give the ball to RB Darren McFadden. McFadden proclaimed himself 70% ready to go as late as Thursday of last week but looked 110% ready this afternoon against the Broncos.
McFadden became just the fourth Oakland Raiders player to score four touchdowns in a single game. McFadden joins Art Powell, Marcus Allen and Harvey Williams on the list. McFadden, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, carried the ball 16 times for 165 yards and had a carry for 57 yards along with his four touchdowns.
On their way to scoring a record 59 points, the Raiders put the game away after the first quarter by scoring 24 points in the first quarter. It is the first time in franchise history the Raiders scored 59 points.