Broncos hold on, keeping Oakland from the playoffs

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) Sunday the Denver Broncos took the field for the final game of the NFL 2019 season.

The Broncos hosted the AFC West rival Oakland Raiders from Empower Field at Mile High.

Both teams had disappointing seasons, and look to cap of the year with a win. Oakland needed help from numerous other teams to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Fortunately for the Orange Crush faithful, the Broncos took pride in playing spoiler to their divisional foe.

Coming into the game running back Phillip Lindsay needed 42 yards to eclipse 1,000 yard rushing. Lindsay finished the day with 53 yards on 18 carries.

Rookie Quarterback Drew Locke didn't have bad day under center, as he completed 17 of 28 passes for 177 yards with his lone TD pass going to Tight End Andrew Beck.

The organization has optimism for 2020 with the season finale win Drew Locke improves to 4-1 as a starter.

Oakland Raiders finished the season 7-9, as did the Broncos. Neither team is fearing Black Monday in the NFL.

Denver goes into the 2020 offseason with the advantage being they are sure on their Quarterback of the future, where John Gruden may look to go in another direction from present Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr.