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SUNDAY'S HERO

Jason Elam's 23-yard field goal with 5:48 left in overtime gave Denver a 23-20 win just minutes after the Raiders had been celebrating what they thought was their own wild win.

GOAT OF THE GAME

Asking Janikowski to make one crucial kick is usually too much, and two was out of the question.

KEY PLAYS

Sebastian Janikowski nailed a 52-yard field goal at 11:13 of overtime for Oakland. But as the Raiders rushed the field in celebration and the Broncos hung their heads in defeat, the officials ruled Denver called a timeout just before the snap. On the retry, Janikowski's kick hit the left upright, giving the Broncos new life and the ball at their 42. They drove to the Oakland 6 and Elam nailed it on first down.

BY THE NUMBERS

20-5: Denver coach Mike Shanahan's record against Oakland.

159: Oakland running back LaMont Jordan's career-high rushing total.

THEY SAID IT

"I just told (the officials) I was going to call a timeout beforehand. I told them that as they were lining up I was going to call it. I had plenty of time -- there were probably two seconds before (Janikowski kicked it)."

-- Shanahan on his timeout call

"It's football. That's the way the ball bounces. We've got to keep fighting. It's going to bounce our way sometime."

-- Raiders WR Jerry Porter

RANDOM THOUGHTS

  • Elam would have made his second kick, too.
  • Nice knowin' you, Jano.
  • Two moral victories is enough.
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