After seven consecutive victories, the Broncos have already clinched the division title for the AFC West, while a five-game losing streak has put the Raiders in contention for the first pick in the NFL Draft. Unsurprisingly, the Broncos are a big favorite on Thursday night, although the road team is generally at a disadvantage for games after a short week.
With Peyton Manning at the helm of the offense, the Broncos rank No. 3 in points scored and have scored at least 30 points in six of the seven games during the win streak. The defense has played at a very high level as well, as the team is ranked No. 3 in yards allowed.
The same can't be said in Oakland though, as no defense in the NFL has given up more points than the Raiders. After earning an impressive victory over the Steelers in Week 3, the only two wins for the Raiders came against the only two teams with records worse than its own. Oakland has been better offensively, gaining above the average amount of yards, but that hasn't always translated to points and the team is one of the worst in the league at running the ball.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 8:20 p.m. ET
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Oakland: ABC Ch. 7, KGO
Denver: CBS Ch. 4, KCNC
UK: Sky Sports
Thursday Night Football games are available with "live look-ins" at NFL.com/Live.
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Raiders: 105.3 / 105.7
Broncos: 850 KOA