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Ford and Heyward-Bey start for Oakland

9/13/2011

DENVER -- Oakland’s starting receivers are Jacoby Ford and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

There were questions about it heading into the game and coach Hue Jackson wouldn’t discuss who his starters would be. Starter Louis Murphy is hurt and Derek Hagan is inactive.

It wasn't a good start for Ford as he fumbled on Oakland's first play after making a catch. He was tackled by Von Miller. What a start for the No. 2 overall pick of the draft. Denver converted it into a field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

Oakland defensive tackle John Henderson started the game as the Raiders used a five-man defensive front.

As expected, Sebastian Janikowski's and Matt Prater's first kickoffs sailed out of end zone.

Oakland is playing safety Jerome Boyd

Oakland’s punt returner is Nick Miller.

The Broncos started four rookies for the first time in team history: Miller, safety Rahim Moore, tackle Orlando Franklin and tight end Julius Thomas.