The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Denver Broncos 34-31 in a thrilling overtime game on Sunday, September 11, 2023, at Allegiant Stadium.

The Raiders took the lead in the first quarter on a touchdown pass from Derek Carr to Hunter Renfrow. The Broncos responded with a touchdown pass from Russell Wilson to Courtland Sutton to tie the game at 7-7.

The Raiders regained the lead in the second quarter on a field goal by Daniel Carlson. The Broncos tied the game again on a field goal by Brandon McManus.

The Raiders took the lead for good in the third quarter on a touchdown pass from Carr to Darren Waller. The Broncos closed the gap to 24-21 on a field goal by McManus in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos tied the game again on a touchdown run by Javonte Williams with 28 seconds left in regulation. The Raiders had a chance to win the game in regulation, but Daniel Carlson's field goal attempt was blocked.

In overtime, the Raiders scored the first touchdown on a touchdown pass from Carr to Renfrow. The Broncos could not respond, and the Raiders won the game.

The Raiders' defense was the story of the game. They forced two turnovers, including an interception by Trayvon Mullen that set up the Raiders' game-winning touchdown.

Derek Carr was efficient for the Raiders, completing 24 of 31 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns. Hunter Renfrow had nine catches for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

Russell Wilson was also efficient for the Broncos, completing 23 of 33 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Courtland Sutton had nine catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

The win is a major victory for the Raiders, who are looking to build on their success from last season. The Broncos, on the other hand, are looking to rebound from a disappointing 2022 season.

The defeat is a blow to the Broncos' hopes of competing for the AFC West title. The Broncos have now lost their first game of the season in each of the last two seasons.

The Next Match

The Raiders will next face the Baltimore Ravens on September 17. The Broncos will next face the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 18.

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