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NFL Thursday night preview capsule: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders

Tonight

Broncos (9-3) at Raiders (3-9)

When/where: 8:20; O.co Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.

TV/radio: NFL Network; 98.7-FM, 1010-AM

Line/OU: Broncos by 101/2; 481/2

The Broncos can move a step closer to a sweep of their AFC West division after clinching it Sunday against the Bucs. Look for Raiders QB Carson Palmer to have difficulty throwing deep, just as the Bucs did. The Oakland defense ranks 28th, providing ample opportunity for more big plays between Broncos QB Peyton Manning and WR Demaryius Thomas. Raiders coach Dennis Allen, who flew to Dallas on Sunday night to be with his father before he died, will coach the team tonight.

Stephen F. Holder's pick: Broncos 33, Raiders 18

Injury report

DENVER at OAKLAND — Broncos: Doubtful: LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle). Questionable: WR Brandon Stokley (hip). Probable: DE Robert Ayers (not injury related), TE Virgil Green (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (ankle), G Manny Ramirez (back), WR Matthew Willis (knee). Raiders: Out: DT Richard Seymour (knee, hamstring). Questionable: CB Phillip Adams (concussion), DE Jack Crawford (toe). Probable: T Khalif Barnes (triceps), S Tyvon Branch (neck), WR Juron Criner (shoulder), S Matt Giordano (concussion), RB Mike Goodson (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (ankle), RB Darren McFadden (ankle), S Mike Mitchell (concussion), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder), QB Carson Palmer (right thumb), RB Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadriceps).

NFL Thursday night preview capsule: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders 12/05/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 9:53pm]

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