Broncoplanet 2016 Week 17 Prediction Contest: Broncos-Raiders

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The (8-7) Denver Broncos have two questions remaining as they host the (12-4) Oakland Raiders in their 2016 regular season finale: Will they finish 9-7 or 8-8? And which Quarterback will start; rookie Paxton Lynch or Trevor Siemian?

Otherwise, guys are pretty much just auditioning for next year’s squad.

Still, it would be nice to finish the season (and start 2017) off with a victory. Especially at Home and especially against the Raiders.

This is our House!

63 people played last week and the Justin Simmons autographed hat went to Mike Murray, of Aurora, CO.

This week, all you need to do is predict the final score of the Broncos-Raiders game on 1/1/17 and the total receiving yards for Emmanuel Sanders, who had 5 catches for 47 yards when these two teams met in Week 9.

This week’s prize is a Broncos ‘half-pint’ mini helmet (pictured above in the middle) signed by 2016 second-round draft pick Defensive Tackle Adam Gotsis.

The Wise Guys currently have the Broncos favored by 1.5 with the Over/Under set at 40.5 points

Through Week 16, the Oakland Offense ranks 3rd in points (27.3), 6th in total yards (383.2), 9th in Passing (258.9) and 5th in Rushing (124.3). Defensively they are allowing an average of 24.1 points per game (19th). They are 25th in Passing Yards Against, averaging 260.9 yards allowed per game and 21st defending the Run (115.9).

Meanwhile, the Broncos are 22nd in Points (20.6), 20th in Passing Yards (231.9) and 6th in Points Allowed (19.4). The No Fly Zone is ranked 1st against the pass, allowing an average of 187.2 yards per game.

The Raiders have a +18 Turnover ratio compared to the Broncos Even rating.

The winning entry each week will be posted on the Broncoplanet Facebook page following each game and again in the next prediction post. If you end up a winner, please get a hold of me at kaptainkirk62@yahoo.com or via Facebook or Twitter.

So make your picks.

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Good luck and…

 

Go Broncos!

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