Upsets less frequent during division games

Originally Published: September 7, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

The Denver Broncos got off to a 7-3 start in the 2004 season -- including a 31-3 spanking of the rival Oakland Raiders on the road. For Week 12, they were set to host the Sunday night game, with the struggling 3-7 Raiders coming into Invesco Field.

Piece of cake, right?

Not so fast.

The Oakland passing attack had a great night, especially Jerry Porter, and Denver's Jason Elam missed a game-winning field goal, giving Oakland a 25-24 win. It was another in ...

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