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Following the tragic passing of Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz requested that the Tampa Bay Rays cancel their pregame ceremony honoring his career. Travis Zajac Jersey . The Rays obliged.Instead, Chris Archer and Evan Longoria of the Rays presented Ortiz his gifts in private before the game. The 40-year-old received an oil painting commemorating his 500th career home run, which he hit at Tropicana Field last year, and 34 handmade Diamond Crown Maximus cigars.Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident in Florida early Sunday morning. 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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Instead of basking in the teams biggest win in more than a decade, the Oakland Raiders know that beating the defending Super Bowl champions on a prime-time stage wont mean much if it isnt followed up by more significant victories down the stretch.The formula the Raiders used to knock off the Denver Broncos 30-20 on Sunday night to take over sole possession of first place in the AFC West could help lead to the sort of success Oakland has lacked for years.We know we cant look at this game as something thats going to define us or define the season, running back Latavius Murray said. We have to continue to go out there and work hard and were going to have to earn every game we play.They did just that against Denver. Murray ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns to pace a rushing attack that gained 218 yards against one of the NFLs stingiest defenses.It shows us that we should be able to run the ball against anybody, quarterback Derek Carr said. They are the best. They are.Oaklands previously porous defense befuddled rookie Trevor Siemian and bottled up Denvers run game. And it was the Raiders who were more poised than the Broncos, who committed 12 penalties -- many that helped extend Oakland drives.Its not like we won the championship or they won the championship today, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. Theres still a lot of football left to play, and weve just got to get back to business.But by dominating the trenches and controlling the clock for 41:28, the Raiders were able to expose a weakness in Denvers otherwise stellar defense.Thats something that we have to fix, Harris said. Its been leaky pretty much all season. So we have to figure that out and really put an emphasis on that, and get back to doing what we do.Here are some other takeaways from the game:DEFENSIVE TURNAROUND: After being unable to stop almost anyone to start the season, the Raiders defense has picked it up of late. Oakland held Tampa Bay under 3300 yards of offense in an overtime win last week and limited Denver to just 299 on Sunday. Mike Cammalleri Jersey. Oakland set the tone by forcing Denver into three-and-outs on the first four possessions.We dont want to depend on the offense, safety Reggie Nelson said. Theyve been carrying us for a while. It was big for our defense. It was nice to get out there and win.GROUNDED: The Broncos once again struggled to run the ball with leading rusher C.J. Anderson sidelined by a knee injury . Rookie running back Devontae Booker was held to 22 yards on 10 carries, and Denver ran for just 33 yards on 12 attempts against what had been one of the leagues worst run defenses the first half of the season. It was the least productive game for the Broncos on the ground since they were held to 28 yards on 10 carries in a loss to St. Louis on Nov. 16, 2014. Booker has run for just 76 yards on 29 carries in two games since Anderson went on IR.Weve got to find a way to run the football somehow, some way, to help our football team, coach Gary Kubiak said. Obviously the last two weeks its been pretty much non-existent.STAND UP: Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall ended his season-long protest of the national anthem. Marshall began kneeling for the anthem for the season opener and did it the first eight games, following the lead of his former college teammate, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. But Marshall decided before this game it was time to stand up again.I helped bring awareness to what Kaepernick had started and it was time for me, not to move on but to stand up. Im still doing things, Marshall said.UP NEXT: The Broncos head to New Orleans next week to play the Saints, while the Raiders get the week off before traveling to Mexico City to take on Houston.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '