Get a head start on the day's football talk with "NFL AM" at 6 a.m. ET. Today, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis and young buck Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins -- plus all Thursday's news from around the league.
Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:
» The red-hot Denver Broncos enter the Black Hole in search of their eighth straight victory on NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" (8:20 p.m. ET). Standing in their way will be the Oakland Raiders, with coach Dennis Allen returning to the sideline a couple of days after the death of his father. Don't miss Kurt Warner's exclusive sitdown with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning on "Thursday Night Kickoff" at 6 p.m. ET. Plus, NFL.com's Bucky Brooks has a complete primer for the game.
» Gil Brandt weighs in on the remarkable performances of the NFL's young quarterbacks.
» Bucky Brooks uses All-22 Coaches Film to analyze the Washington Redskins' pistol offense.
» Ian Rapoport ranks Week 14's games from best to worst in the Rap Sheet Rankings.
» Former NFL linebacker Akbar Gbajabiamila offers his thoughts on the concussion issue in Inside Out.
» Find out how your team would fare if the season ended today with the updated Playoff Picture.
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