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  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Oakland, Calif. — Peyton Manning threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, Knowshon Moreno ran for 119 yards and another score and the Denver Broncos defeated the Oakland Raiders 26-13 last night.

Manning completed 24 of 33 passes to join Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks with 5,000 career completions. Manning reached the milestone in 239 games, while Favre took 221.

Matt Prater also kicked field goals of 43, 34, 33 and 20 yards as the Broncos built a commanding lead over their AFC West rival. Denver (9-3) earned for its eighth straight victory, while the Raiders (3-9) were suffered their sixth straight loss.

Carson Palmer completed 19 of 30 passes for 273 yards, including a short touchdown throw to Darren McFadden for Oakland’s first score and a 56-yard strike to Darrius Heyward-Bey in the fourth. Palmer also threw an interception to Champ Bailey and fumbled at his own goal line, leading to 10 points for the Broncos.

Denver converted three straight third downs on its opening drive and took command from the start.

The first came when officials whistled Philip Wheeler for defensive holding after an incomplete pass. Manning hit Eric Decker for 16-yard completion on the next, and Moreno took a short pass on a blitz for a 26-yard gain on another.

That set up a seamless 6-yard touchdown pass from Manning to Dreessen that put the Broncos ahead 7-0 only 4:30 into the game.

The Raiders were playing the game with heavy hearts. Head coach Dennis Allen, the defensive coordinator in Denver last season, had been in the Dallas area all week because the death of his father, Grady.

McFadden and Mike Goodson also returned for the Raiders after missing the previous four games with sprained right ankles. McFadden, who had nine carries for 49 yards, made the kind of impact the Raiders were hoping for in the second quarter.

Palmer faked right and slipped a short screen pass back to the left to the rejuvenated running back. McFadden ran untouched for a 6-yard touchdown and jumped into the Black Hole section after slicing Denver’s lead to 13-7 with 1:59 remaining until the half.

The Raiders stopped Denver on three straight plays from inside the 2 to force Prater to kick his third field goal midway through the third quarter. Any momentum from the defensive stand evaporated when Von Miller stripped Palmer and Mitch Unrein recovered the fumble at the Oakland 2.

Two plays later, Moreno ran 2 yards for a touchdown that gave the Broncos a commanding 23-7 lead before the home fans showered the Raiders with boos.

Once again, the Oakland Coliseum crowd had little to cheer for from the outset. And the few times they did, the good feelings didn’t last long.

Palmer completed a 58-yard pass to Rod Streater at the Broncos 22 in the second quarter. A play later, Bailey sliced in front of Palmer’s pass intended for Brandon Myers at the goal line for an interception that led to Prater’s second field goal.

Manning and the Broncos still had a few blemishes.

The four-time NFL MVP threw into a crowd of defenders midway through the second quarter, and Phillip Adams intercepted the pass in the end zone. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas also left briefly for the Broncos in the first half before returning in the third quarter.

What a change in this AFC West rivalry.

Just a year ago, Denver and Oakland went to the end of the season in the race for the division title. The Broncos edged the Raiders for first place on the final day by winning a three-team tiebreaker with San Diego.

Now the Broncos already have the division wrapped up, and Allen is fighting to make it to a second season in Oakland.