The Denver Broncos’ defensive star, Bradley Chubb, was recently asked about his thoughts on the Las Vegas Raiders. Responding to Denver beat writer Mike Klis, his response was fiery, just what you would expect.
“I hate ’em. To be honest with you, I hate ’em. There are only a few teams in the league I hate, and they’re one of them. Because every time we go there it seems like it hasn’t (gone) in our favor. It’s always a tough game. I always know it’s going to be a good matchup; I always know it’s going to be — I’m not going to say dirty, but they talk and stuff, we talk and stuff, and it’s going back-n-forth. We know they’re looking at it the same way we are,” Chubb told Klis.
Chubb is right to be upset because things haven’t gone well for him against the Raiders. Since 2018, the year he was drafted, the Broncos are 2-6 against the Silver and Black. To make things even better, Chubb has yet to defeat the Raiders since they moved to Las Vegas.
A brief history between these historic rivals…
The Raiders’ and Broncos’ rivalry runs deep. Their first matchup was in 1960, and the Broncos took the first win of this historic rivalry, but ever since then, the Raiders have held down the fort with a 68-53-2 record, according to the team’s official website. Meanwhile, the Raiders look for their first win of the season against the Broncos. That task won’t be an easy one as this divisional game will be played with high emotions.
The Raiders’ head coach Josh McDaniels, general manager Dave Ziegler, and assistant general manager Champ Kelly all have ties to the Broncos as well.
The most notable connection between the Raiders and Broncos is McDaniels. He was given his first opportunity to become a head coach back in 2009 with the Broncos. Ziegler was a member of the Broncos scouting department from 2010â€“12. Kelly was with the Broncos from 2007â€“14, working in multiple roles with them.
With kickoff set for 1:25 p.m. at Allegiant Stadium this Sunday, part 124 of the rivalry will either be sour for the ex-Broncos, now Raiders’ employees, or the Silver and Black will continue to add to their lead in this historic rivalry.
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