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Broncos 37, Raiders 21

Photos from Denver's game against the Raiders Monday, September 23, 2013.

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Peyton Manning warms up before he Broncoss game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Broncos coach John Fox on the sidelines before Denver's game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Peyton Manning warms up before he Broncoss game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Broncos fan Randy Emmons drives all the way from Grand Junction for every Denver home game. He was getting fired up before Denver's game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A woman holds a sign in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) reels in a pass for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A woman holds a sign in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A man dressed in bright colors cheers during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Trindon Holliday (11) is forced out of bounds by Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Ann Judge-Wegener rides Thunder, the bronco, during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) is stopped by the Denver Broncos defense during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos linebacker Nate Irving (56) celebrates during a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is stopped by Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (23) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is pressured by Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers (91) and defensive tackle Marcus Thomas (79) in the first half Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) and defensive end Malik Jackson stop Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) for no gain in the first half of their game Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) escapes the grasp of Oakland Raiders cornerback Brandian Ross (29) in the first half Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Vickey Cheng and Will Ash of Denver cheer in the first half of the Broncos game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (36) celebrate after making a big defensive stop in the first half against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) hauls in a second quarter touchdown pass against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) congratulates wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after they connected on a second quarter touchdown against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Peyton Manning congratulates wide receiver Eric Decker after teaming up on a touchdown in the first quarter against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is stopped by a host of Raider defenders after a five yard reception in the third quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) hauls in a 32 yard reception in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) in the third quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) fights his way past Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (on ground) and free safety Charles Woodson (24) on a 13 yard run in the fourth quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball works for extra yardage against Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins in the fourth quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (45) is stopped short of the goal line by Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) and linebacker Nate Irving (56) in the fourth quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws in the second half of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A Marine Corps Honor Guard stands on the sidelines before a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Police Officers salute while fireworks are set off during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Miles, the Denver Broncos mascot, energizes fans during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) passes against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) is stopped by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Trindon Holliday (11) carries the ball during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen greet each other after the conclusion of a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) carries the ball during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans gesture during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) reels in a pass during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A fan in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) is chased by Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Kevin Burnett (94) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos won 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) is tackled by Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) carries the ball during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Ann Judge-Wegener rides Thunder, the bronco, during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) scrambles out of the pocket during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) and outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans cheer and jeer during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans hold signs during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers (91) pumps up the crowd during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) and Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) celebrate during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) is brought down by the Oakland Raiders defense during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during 4th quarter action of a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown after being hit by Denver Broncos strong safety David Bruton (30) during fourth quarter action of a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) leaves the field after the conclusion of a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Peyton Manning warms up before he Broncoss game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Broncos coach John Fox on the sidelines before Denver's game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Peyton Manning warms up before he Broncoss game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Broncos fan Randy Emmons drives all the way from Grand Junction for every Denver home game. He was getting fired up before Denver's game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A woman holds a sign in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) reels in a pass for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A woman holds a sign in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A man dressed in bright colors cheers during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Trindon Holliday (11) is forced out of bounds by Oakland Raiders running back Jamize Olawale (49) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Ann Judge-Wegener rides Thunder, the bronco, during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) is stopped by the Denver Broncos defense during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos linebacker Nate Irving (56) celebrates during a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is stopped by Oakland Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter (23) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) carries the ball against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is pressured by Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers (91) and defensive tackle Marcus Thomas (79) in the first half Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) and defensive end Malik Jackson stop Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) for no gain in the first half of their game Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) escapes the grasp of Oakland Raiders cornerback Brandian Ross (29) in the first half Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Vickey Cheng and Will Ash of Denver cheer in the first half of the Broncos game against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) and cornerback Kayvon Webster (36) celebrate after making a big defensive stop in the first half against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) hauls in a second quarter touchdown pass against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) congratulates wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after they connected on a second quarter touchdown against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Peyton Manning congratulates wide receiver Eric Decker after teaming up on a touchdown in the first quarter against the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is stopped by a host of Raider defenders after a five yard reception in the third quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) hauls in a 32 yard reception in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (21) in the third quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) fights his way past Oakland Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins (on ground) and free safety Charles Woodson (24) on a 13 yard run in the fourth quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball works for extra yardage against Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins in the fourth quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece (45) is stopped short of the goal line by Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) and linebacker Nate Irving (56) in the fourth quarter of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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The Broncos hosted the Raiders Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws in the second half of Denver's 37-21 win Monday night, September 23, 2013 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette

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A Marine Corps Honor Guard stands on the sidelines before a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Police Officers salute while fireworks are set off during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Miles, the Denver Broncos mascot, energizes fans during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) passes against the Oakland Raiders during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) passes against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) is stopped by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Trindon Holliday (11) carries the ball during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos head coach John Fox and Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen greet each other after the conclusion of a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) carries the ball during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans gesture during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (81) reels in a pass during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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A fan in the stands during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) is chased by Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Kevin Burnett (94) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos won 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) is tackled by Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman (21) carries the ball during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Ann Judge-Wegener rides Thunder, the bronco, during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) scrambles out of the pocket during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) is sacked by Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) and outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans cheer and jeer during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Fans hold signs during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers (91) pumps up the crowd during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos outside linebacker Wesley Woodyard (52) and Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) celebrate during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball (28) is brought down by the Oakland Raiders defense during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) gestures during 4th quarter action of a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn (15) looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown after being hit by Denver Broncos strong safety David Bruton (30) during fourth quarter action of a NFL football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) leaves the field after the conclusion of a NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Monday, Sep. 23, 2013, in Denver, CO. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-21. (Kent Nishimura, The Gazette)

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