Denver Broncos: 4 Players to Watch vs. Raiders

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Dec 6, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) hands his sweatbands to a young fan after beating the San Diego Chargers 17-3 at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos enter Sunday’s AFC West divisional match-up against the Oakland Raiders in an excellent position, holding a 10-2 record and a number 2 seed in the AFC’s playoff standings.

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The Denver Broncos are in line for another AFC West division title in Gary Kubiak‘s first year as head coach — a tumultuous a season that has seen the Broncos adapt to constantly changing conditions. Though the Denver Broncos offense is not the strongest or most dangerous in the league, thankfully their defense has kept them in contests.

Defensively, the Denver Broncos boast one of the best squads in the NFL right now, ranking second in points allowed at 17.5 per contest. Wade Phillips’s defense is certainly a strong point for the Broncos this season, but what about the offense? With Peyton Manning struggling with injuries in perhaps his final season under center for the Denver Broncos, what were we expecting with Brock Osweiler? If anything, Osweiler continues to impress and make a case for remaining at quarterback.

On Sunday when the Denver Broncos take on the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the defense is tasked with limiting an offense who ranks 8th in passing in the league at 266.3 yards per game and shutting down a dynamic wide receiving corps. Even at 5-7 and out of the AFC playoff picture, the Oakland Raiders are a team on the rise, and remain dangerous as ever. Here are four Denver Broncos players to watch on Sunday against the Raiders:

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