Monday Night Football 9/23/13


Kevin Drako, COO of the Colorado-based Appliance Factory may have more than $1 million worth of inventory riding on Sebastian Janokowski’s leg Monday night as the Oakland Raiders visit the Mile-high Denver Broncos play the Oakland Raiders.

Should the broncos pitch a shut out, the 13-store mini-chain offered customers a full refund on everything from microwaves to mattresses purchased the week leading up to tonight’s match-up.

In last year’s match up, Jano kicked a pair of field goals to put Oakland’s only points on the board. In ’04 and ’05 the extra altitude helped the Raiders boot their way to a non-shut out.

The free fridge offer is good only for Denver home games vs. Oakland.

Denver comes in a heavy 15.5-point favorite looking to improve to 3-0.

Peyton Manning looks to continue his Messiah-like rising in the Rockies playing as he comes into the game spraying the ball all over the field like a snow gun with a more than 67 percent completion rate and averaging 376 yards per game. There’s not a whole lot the inexperienced and oxygen-deprived Silver and Black secondary can do to ebb this.

The back-by-committee talk for the Orange has also ebbed as Knowshon Moreno looks to be the go to after averaging 4.9 yards per carry on the road against the Colts last week. But it’s the Raiders’ stingy defense, allowing just 15 points per game and 180 yards total offense thus far, that may grab headlines after Sebastian puts points on the board and allows Drako to exhale.

Attempting to move his 1-1 squad into field goal range and then some is Terrelle Pryor, Al Davis’ last pick before slipping into the great black hole in the sky. Pryor doesn’t put up big numbers but completes almost 65 percent of his passes and can run a little too. The Broncos’ D is sans services of Champ Bailey and Von Miller, so look for Pryor to move the ball better than he moved his own jerseys whilst a Buckeye.

Appliance Factory estimated it did up to $1.4 million worth of sales last Sunday to Sunday (almost a 50 percent uptick in business) while the promotion ran. Any item sold for between $399 and $3,000 was included. Though new appliance owners may have a glimmer of hope for forgiven payments in the first half, the Raiders will get on the board and cover in the land of Coors.

Pick: Broncos
Final: Broncos 28, Raiders 20 (Over 40)