The momentum turned when an interception fell into Navorro Bowman‘s lap as he lay on the ground. It was the Raiders’ first interception of the season and came two plays after Paxton Lynch had a touchdown pass to running back Devontae Booker overturned. Replay ruled Booker down at the 1-yard line.
The Raiders scored twice after that. Derek Carr found Cooper for a 9-yard touchdown pass to complete an eight-yard, 80-yard drive with 8:45 left in the second quarter. Oakland added another touchdown on a 1-yard run by Marshawn Lynch with 2:49 remaining in the first half.
Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown run was set up by a Denico Autry sack of Paxton Lynch, followed by a 37-yard punt from Broncos punter Riley Dixon. The Raiders needed to go only 52 yards, and they did it in eight plays.
Replays showed Talib again ripping the gold chain off Crabtree’s neck, something he did in their meeting in January. Crabtree blocked Talib all the way into the sideline, shoving him to the ground to start the melee.
It provided more excitement than the Broncos did, for sure, with Denver gaining only 54 yards.
Paxton Lynch, making his first start of the season, went only 5-of-10 for 22 yards with the interception in the first half. Lynch does have two carries for 20 yards to lead the Broncos in rushing.
Carr completed 8 of 12 passes for 82 yards with a touchdown.