Sebastian Janikowski's strained left hamstring made him a question mark heading into Sunday's game. He was active and performed his placekicking duties, though he appeared less than optimum on his kickoffs.
Darrius Heyward-Bey was more than conspicuous by his absence in large stretches on Sunday. Same with tight end Kevin Boss, who was active two weeks after suffering a concussion but only saw time on special teams.
Carson Palmer's peaks included three touchdown passes with a deft touch not seen in these parts in many years, but just as many valleys -- he was also picked off three times, and could have been intercepted twice more.
The Raiders were not an opportunistic football team on Sunday. Given a chance to take a two-game lead in the AFC West, the boys in Silver and Black instead let the Broncos run all over them, writes Paul Gutierrez.