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Denver Broncos In Focus: Week 9

Every week, Pro Football Focus communicates directly with Mile High Huddle on the key stats and advanced football metrics of the Denver Broncos.

Working closely with the NFL's leading advanced metrics site, Pro Football Focus, we're able to delve deeper into the Denver Broncos 30-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders for our premium members. Not all of these advanced metrics are still available to the public.

It was an inconsistent day for QB Trevor Siemian. When he was under no pressure, he threw for 169 yards and had a passer rating of 110.6. However when he was under pressure, he completed less than 37% of his passes and had a passer rating of 53.4.

Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders caught only half of the balls thrown their way in this game, and when Siemian threw at them, he only had a rating of 67.1 to Thomas, and 63.3 to Sanders.

The one area where Siemian excelled was the deep ball. On throws 20+ yards down the field, he completed 2-of-4 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. He struggled on intermediate routes down the middle however, as he only completed 4-of-9 passes for 77 yards and a pick, with a QB rating of 35.2.

RT Donald Stephenson had an awful outing in this one, earning a grade of 19.8, and allowing 6 hurries and 2 QB sacks. That grade was the worst among offensive tackles in the league this week.

LT Russell Okung wasn't as bad as his partner Stephenson on the right side, but he still allowed 6 QB hurries and finished with a grade of 34.6, which was the second worst grade on the Denver offense.

With Aqib Talib and Kayvon Webster out, the Denver secondary struggled. Derek Carr really picked on Bradley Roby, as he targeted him 14 times, and completed 8 of those passes for 99 yards. Roby's final grade for the grade was a lowly 23.3, the worst among cornerbacks in the league this week.

Chris Harris, Jr. and Lorenzo Doss also did not fair well with two of Denver's top cover corners out, as between the two of them, they were thrown at 7 times, and allowed 6 catches for 56 yards.

DE Derek Wolfe led the charge for the Broncos defense, as he once again stuffed the stat sheet. Wolfe finished with 2 stops, 2 tackles, 3 QB hurries and was the top graded Denver defender with a grade of 80.8.

On the other side of the coin, DE Jared Crick was one of the worst Broncos defenders in this game, finishing with a grade of 31.8, and despite playing 80 snaps, only managed to tally 1 tackle.

OLB Von Miller didn't have a bad game necessarily, as he racked up 2 hurries, a QB hit, a sack and a grade of 80.7. But in a premier matchup of two of the best edge rushers in the game, Khalil Mack clearly out shined Miller. Mack had 8 hurries, 2 sacks and a grade of 98.3.

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