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Capsule preview: Broncos at Raiders

December 5, 2012
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photo - Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates by slamming the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Denver.  Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87), right watches. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)  Photo by
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) celebrates by slamming the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Denver. Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87), right watches. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) Photo by  

DENVER (9-3) At OAKLAND (3-9)

Thursday, 6:20 p.m., NFL Network (Comcast channel 99)

OPENING LINE — Broncos by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Denver 7-5; Oakland 3-9

SERIES RECORD — Raiders lead 60-44-2

AP PRO32 RANKING — Broncos No. 4; Raiders No. 31

LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Raiders 37-6, Sept. 30

LAST WEEK — Broncos beat Buccaneers 31-23; Raiders lost to Browns 20-17

BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (22), PASS (7)

BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (7), PASS (6)

RAIDERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (29), PASS (8)

RAIDERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Denver won last two meetings after losing previous four. ... Broncos' seven-game winning streak longest in regular season for franchise since 14-gamer in 1997-98 with John Elway at quarterback. Denver's John Fox third coach since merger to take over team with losing record and win divisions first two years. ... Broncos tied Raiders for most AFC West titles since merger with 12. ... Denver outscored opponents by 77 points in fourth quarter. ... Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas tied for NFL lead with17 catches of at least 25 yards. ... Denver LB Von Miller has 15 sacks, two shy of Elvis Dumervil's team record set in 2009. ... Raiders lost five straight for first time since 2007 and have not led at any point in a game since early in third quarter on Nov. 4. ... Oakland allowed 59 plays of at least 20 yards, third worst in NFL. ... Raiders TE Brandon Myers tied franchise record with 14 catches last week and his 69 receptions are most for Raiders TE since Todd Christensen had 95 in 1986. ... Oakland K Sebastian Janikowski kicked 40th FG of at least 50 yards last week, tied for third most all-time. ... Raiders RB Darren McFadden could return from sprained right ankle. McFadden rushed for at least 100 yards in three of past four games vs. Denver.

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Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL

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