Mack attack leads Raiders to upset
DENVER — The Broncos couldn't hold on to Brock Osweiler's passes or hold off Khalil Mack's pass rushes.
Mack had five second-half sacks, including one in the end zone for a safety, and Derek Carr bounced back from an awful first half to lead the Raiders past Denver.
Carr completed just 12 of 29 for 135 yards. But two of his throws were for touchdowns, and the Raiders beat Denver for the first time since Sept. 12, 2011 despite minus-12 yards in the first half — the worst performance by a team heading into halftime since 1992.
Mack's fifth sack helped snuff out Denver's final drive.
"He was unbelievable," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. "He's just getting better and better."
Oakland long snapper Jon Condo recovered Emmanuel Sanders' muffed punt at the Denver 11 early in the fourth quarter, but he injured his right shoulder in the pile. Without him, Oakland failed on a 2-point try after Carr's 16-yard touchdown to tight end Mychal Rivera with 14:26 left.