The Las Vegas Raiders will visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday, September 10th, in Week 1 of the 2023 season. The Raiders were 6-11 last season and finished third in the AFC West. Las Vegas was 3-3 in divisional play and 5-7 in conference play. The Broncos were 5-12 last season and finished fourth in the AFC West. Denver was 1-5 in divisional play and 3-9 in conference play.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Betting Odds
|Las Vegas Raiders||+5.5 (-110)||Over 44 (-110)||+200|
|Denver Broncos||-5.5 (-110)||Under 44 (-110)||-240|
Fixture: Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos
Date & Time: Sunday, September 10th, 4:25 p.m. EDT
Venue: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Weather: 79°, 6 mph wind, light rain
Las Vegas Raiders Key Stats
The Las Vegas Raiders averaged 23.2 points per game, ranking 12th in the league in scoring. Las Vegas finished 11th in passing offense and 17th in rushing offense. They allowed 24.6 points per game, ranking 26th in the league. The Raiders ranked 29th in passing defense and 19th in rushing defense.
Las Vegas’ key offseason move came under center as they replaced Derek Carr with Jimmy Garoppolo. The Raiders recently restructured Garoppolo’s deal to create $17 million in cap space. They also picked up wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, who will likely serve as the No.2 wideout alongside 2022 All-Pro Davante Adams and Hunter Renfow. Despite a lengthy holdout that lasted the entire offseason, 2022 All-Pro running back and league-leading rusher Josh Jacobs will be active after signing his franchise tag.
Las Vegas used their top selection in the draft on pass rusher Tyree Wilson. He will join Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones, assuming his cryptic posts don’t affect his Week 1 availability, on what should be an improved pass rush. Their second selection was spent on tight Michael Mayer, who should also be a key contributor.
Denver Broncos Key Stats
The Denver Broncos averaged 16.9 points per game, ranking 32nd in the league in scoring. Denver finished 19th in passing offense and 21st in rushing offense. They allowed 21.1 points per game, ranking 14th in the league. The Broncos ranked 12th in passing defense and 10th in rushing defense.
Denver’s key offseason move came with the hiring of head coach Sean Payton. The Super Bowl-winning coach is expected to get the most out of Russell Wilson, who struggled in 2022. The Broncos added Ben Powers and Mike McGlinchey to strengthen Wilson’s offensive line. They also picked up pass rusher Zach Allen to add to an already formidable defense.
Denver did not have a first-round pick as a result of the trade that brought Wilson to the team last offseason. They picked up wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. in the second round and linebacker Drew Sanders in the third round.
The Las Vegas Raiders have won their last six matchups with the Denver Broncos. Despite making changes in the offseason, Las Vegas has plenty of offensive firepower. Furthermore, their defense should be improved in 2023. Look for the Raiders to continue their winning streak against the Broncos as they win this one outright.