Aside from the Saints fiasco, the Raiders have played teams tough at home this year:
- Lost by 8 to SD in a game noted for the backup long snapper fiasco.
- Beat the Steelers
- Beat Jacksonville (who doesn't?) by 3.
- Lost by 10 to Tampa, but only down 3 late before Palmer INT set up breathing-room TD.
- Lost by 3 to Cleveland.
Contrast that to their road perfomances:
- Lost by 21 at Miami.
- Lost by 31 at Denver.
- Lost by 3 at Atlanta in a game marred by 6 turnovers (3 each).
- Won by 10 in KC.
- Lost by 35 in Baltimore.
- Lost by 24 in Cincy.
I still think the Raiders lose tonight, but I expect it to be close. I'd give the Raiders a better chance of pulling out a close win over the Broncos blowing them out.