Raiders, Broncos look to avoid AFC West cellar

  Brandon Lloyd leads the NFL in receiving. 

(Jack Dempsey / Associated Press)

The storyline
If either team is going to become a factor in the AFC West, now is the time to stand up. The Raiders are looking for a QB, again. The Broncos are looking for a running game.

Why you should watch
This could be a big game for Brandon Lloyd, and if he can get it done against Nnamdi Asomugha, he'll really make a case for getting paid. Denver has no choice but to put the ball up in the air a ton.

Did you know?
Raiders wide receiver Louis Murphy averages 18.3 yards per reception against AFC West opponents. ... Oakland's Zach Miller needs four catches to become the fourth tight end in team history with 200. ... Broncos wide receiver Brandon Lloyd leads the NFL with 13 20-plus yard catches. ... Denver's Champ Bailey has four career interceptions against the Raiders.

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