Raiders Stop Broncos, 24-16

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Gruden has said he is emotional about it because he traded for Brown, went to bat for him over and over, and had more patience with him than he has ever been known for.

Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley left the field on a stretcher on Monday against the Denver Broncos with a neck injury but "is going to be OK", according to head coach Jon Gruden. What I saw from this team in the opener is a young team with a confident leader who has full control of this team, no distractions, no drama, just a TEAM of MEN who want to be Raiders and play Raider football.

"I really didn't see what happened", the safety told reporters.

Conley, 24, appeared to suffer the injury with a little more than five minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Brown, 31, is eligible to suit up in Week 2, when New England takes on lowly Miami.

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"Maybe we could have left them in there for another series in the second and third game", Fangio said.

The Raiders played a solid all-around game with the offense clicking on all cylinders early getting out to a quick 14-0 lead at half time.

Easily the top performer for the Broncos, Sutton did his part to keep the team in the game. Jacobs had 23 carries for 85 yards and a 28-yard reception. Jacobs scored again in the fourth quarter, becoming the first Raider to run for two TDs in his debut.

Conley tripped while attempting to make a tackle and was then kicked in the head by teammate Johnathan Abram. He recorded 47 total tackles and three interceptions and one touchdown last season. Conley was taken off the field on a stretcher but was able to give a thumbs up to the crowd.

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