DENVER, DEC. 2 -- Bo Jackson bolted for second-half touchdowns of 11 and 62 yards, lifting the Los Angeles Raiders over the reeling Denver Broncos today, 23-20.
The Raiders (8-4), reversing a slide of three losses in four games, kept a first-place tie with Kansas City in the AFC West. Denver (3-9) lost its fifth straight, eighth in nine.
Los Angeles, up by 23-13 on Jeff Jaeger's 46-yard field goal with 4:18 left, had to weather a tense finish. John Elway directed an 80-yard drive, hitting Michael Young on an eight-yard scoring pass with 2:29 remaining, and Denver mounted another threat as time expired.
Vance Johnson was called out of bounds on a 27-yard sideline reception but instant replay reversed the decision, putting Denver at the Raiders 33. When the defense stiffened, David Treadwell lined up for a tying 41-yard field goal with :07 left, but a high snap forced Treadwell to hurry the kick and defender Scott Davis deflected it.
Jackson, alternating at tailback with Marcus Allen, put the Raiders ahead for good in the third quarter, bouncing off linebacker Michael Brooks on an 11-yard run. After Treadwell had narrowed the deficit to 14-13, Jackson broke several tackles for his 62-yarder.