Notes, observations and storylines from the Raiders-Broncos game in Denver Sunday:
– Michael Bush runs one in from a yard after a pass interference call against Denver as Jason Campbell goes deep with a 38-point lead. At 59-14, it’s the most points scored in team history _ and there’s a quarter to play.
The Broncos will remember this next time around.
– Raiders have outrushed Broncos 281-38. Have a 26-8 advantage in first downs.
It’s like the Broncos are playing their junior varsity.
– Darren McFadden’s 57-yard TD run gave him 165 yards on 16 carries and four touchdowns (one receiving). One would expect he’d get the rest of the day off with a 52-14 lead. Give Rock Cartwright and Michael Bennett some work. Let McFadden ice that hamstring.
– Quarterback Jason Campbell, who had a 117.6 passer rating against San Diego only to plummet to 10.7 last week, was at 126.4 after the Raiders first touchdown of the second half.
– Nick Miller’s first NFL catch _ 32 yards _ is one yard shy of the longest reception by Darrius Heyward-Bey.
– With Darrius Heyward-Bey already announced as out for being ill, Louis Murphy appeared to injure himself while colliding with Marcel Reece when the fullback made a leaping catch.
Langston Walker also took a seat with a shoulder or elbow injury, giving way to Khalif Barnes. Jared Veldheer is already replacing Samson Satele (concussion) at center. Walker returned a short time later.
Reece not only can catch, but threw a terrific block to give Darren McFadden the edge on 19-yard run on the Raiders’ first possession of the second half.
– Rolando McClain opened the third quarter with the first sack of his career. Coming into the game, he had no sacks, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries or interceptions.