Oct 21, 2010 1:56 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - After a brutal month-long stretch that left them bruised, battered and 2-4, the Denver Broncos turned their attention to the middling AFC West with the Oakland Raiders on tap this weekend.
They're not exactly exhaling.
The Raiders (2-4) may have issues in the offensive backfield, but Broncos coach Josh McDaniels spoke about them Wednesday like they were the 1985 Chicago Bears on defense, the 2007 New England Patriots on offense and the 2003 Kansas City Chiefs on special teams.
And his players parroted that message in the locker room, praising the Raiders as the most talented team in football, player for player.
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