Broncos-Raiders. Silver and Black versus Orange and Blue. It’s a rivalry that dates back to the inception of both teams, 1960.
But in the past 10 seasons, the Raiders have won six of their matchups to the Broncos’ 14. Some argue that the fact that Oakland hasn’t won more than five games in a season since 2002 has softened the rivalry a little. Tell that to the Raiders fans at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
“They create the atmosphere, and you love it,” said LaMont Jordan, who spent three seasons with the Raiders. “The best part about it is it’s early on, they are going to be loud and they are going to be cheering for their team. But if you get on top of them, they are going to be loud and they are going to boo their team.”
Daniel Graham is here to say that the rivalry is alive and well, and even new teammates are beginning to see that Sunday’s game has a little extra something to it.
“They understand that there is no love lost between the two teams,” he said with a smile.