According to the Raiders Twitter account, the team has already surpassed the Super Bowl champs in some ways.
The NFL tweeted "The @Broncos D? It currently rules the AFC West."
On Wednesday morning, the Raiders responded with "Ruled*"
But almost two hours later, the Broncos responded with a laughing face and pictures of its front office and coaching staff laughing in a room, as the tweet was Photoshopped into the background.
Later, the Raiders fired back with a video its defensive stars flexing their muscles.
The series was split last season, with the Broncos taking a week five contest and Raiders winning a week 14 bout.
The division rivals face-off Nov. 6 in Oakland and Jan. 1 in Denver.