Broncos muddle AFC West by beating Raiders

Eddie Royal's 85-yard punt return for a 24, in an AFC West affair.

Royal also caught two passes for 25 yards and a score for the Broncos (3-5), who have won two of three. Willis McGahee, who missed last week's 45-10 loss to the Lions with a broken hand, carried the ball 20 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns.

Tim Tebow completed 10-of-21 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. The Florida product also carried the ball 12 times for 117 yards.

Carson Palmer, making his first start as a Raider, connected on 19-of-35 passes for 332 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions for Oakland (4-4), which has lost two in a row since a two-game winning streak.

Michael Bush carried the ball 19 times for 96 yards and caught two passes for 33 yards and a score. Jacoby Ford hauled in five passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.