Jared Crick

Raiders continue downward spiral during loss to Broncos

Raiders continue downward spiral during loss to Broncos

In a game that couldn't have gone much worse, Oakland lost its latest starting quarterback, Matt McGloin, to a shoulder injury, then fell 24-6 on Sunday to Denver, a team with nothing to play for and facing the possible exit of coach Gary Kubiak for health reasons. 

Combined with Kansas City's win over San Diego, the Raiders (12-4) squandered the AFC West title and the first-round bye that went with it — and instead fell to the No. 5 seed. 

The Raiders came into the last week of the regular season with a chance at the AFC's top seed. Now, they are a wild card with a rookie third-stringer as their only fully healthy quarterback. 

Earlier in the day, New...

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