This was the Broncos’ probability to place final 12 months behind them, to complete a come-from-behind win, to be led down the sphere by their new quarterback and to point out their Week 1 win over Seattle wasn’t a fluke.

Within the huddle, the offensive gamers have been assured after they returned to the sphere with 1:58 remaining Sunday towards Oakland trailing by 2 factors. No timeouts? Large deal. And one play into the drive, unhealthy discipline place (their very own 10-yard line)? No fear.

“We knew we have been going to win,” left deal with Garett Bolles mentioned. “That was simply our perspective.”

On the bench, the defensive gamers had a collective perception the 2018 Broncos on this scenario would fare in another way than the 2017 Broncos.

“You might belief them that they have been going to make the performs,” defensive finish Adam Gotsis mentioned.

Bolles’ perspective and Gotsis’ belief have been rewarded when the Broncos moved 62 yards on 10 performs to arrange Brandon McManus’ 36-yard discipline aim with six seconds left for a stirring 20-19 win over the Raiders.

The Broncos trailed 12-Zero at halftime and 19-7 late within the third quarter. Despite the fact that their offense was ignited after halftime, it appeared too little, too late till they neared midfield with 54 seconds remaining.

Quarterback Case Keenum transformed a third-and-Three with a four-yard move to tight finish Jeff Heuerman. Clock stopped at 26 seconds.

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Two performs later, Keenum threw a four-yard move to receiver Tim Patrick. His first NFL reception full, Patrick then went to work. As a substitute of heading to the sideline, he turned up discipline, broke deal with makes an attempt by Gareon Conley and Leon Corridor to achieve 26 yards to the Raiders’ 18 with 10 seconds left.

McManus drilled the game-winning discipline aim on the following play.

“I knew he was going to make it,” coach Vance Joseph mentioned.

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