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The Denver Broncos go up against the hated rival Oakland Raiders in the Thursday night NFL game of the week. The Broncos secured a playoff spot a week ago in the win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Raiders are not going to make the post season, but it is always worth the watch when these two teams play one another.

The Raiders have had an awful season and there is not much to get excited about. This is the first Thursday contest in Oakland since 1979 and the fans are always in rare form, but that has not translated into victories. The Raiders will have

Thursday Night Football: Broncos vs Raiders Picks

Thursday Night Football: Broncos vs Raiders Picks

reason to play hard on Thursday night.

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The Raiders have revenge for a humiliating loss in the last meeting against the Broncos and they are the home team on a lone nationally televised game.

Despite the poor record the Raiders offense has looked impressive this season, led by Carson Palmer. Palmer is averaging 313.5 passing yards per game at the Coliseum this season. Palmer will get some help in the backfield on Thursday night.

They are expected to have running back Darren McFadden back after he missed the last four games with a sprained ankle. McFadden was held to 34 yards on 13 carries against the Broncos in September after averaging 144.7 in his previous three games versus Denver.

The Broncos enter this game on a winning streak. In the midst of their longest winning streak in 14 years, the visiting Broncos look for an eighth consecutive victory on the road.

The Broncos have clinched a playoff spot but they still have hopes of getting a bye week headed into the playoffs. They’re tied with New England and Baltimore for the No. 2 seed in the AFC, but are currently fourth based on tiebreakers with those teams.

Denver has scored at least 30 points in six of the seven games during the team’s longest string of victories since starting 13-0 in 1998. Manning has thrown 18 TDs and six INTs while posting a 107.5 rating during the streak, and Demaryius Thomas has caught four of those touchdowns over the last three games – two against the Buccaneers.

The Raiders, who’ve been outscored 189-96 in their last five games, must find a better way to slow down Manning. It could be difficult considering that the Raiders rank last in the NFL in scoring defense (31.3 points per game), 28th against the run (130.4 yards) and 25th against the pass (256.6). However, this is a divisional game and anything can happen.

The Broncos are 12-26-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.

The Raiders are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. AFC West, 22-45-1 ATS in their last 68 home games, and Raiders are 21-43-1 ATS in their last 65 games in December.

This spread is too high for a rivalry game and taking the Raiders and the points at home on Thursday night football is the way to go.

Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders Predictions: Raiders +10.5


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