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Poll results: Oakland Raiders will prevail

12/28/2011

The voters are not deterred by the odds.

According to our AFC West poll, the Oakland Raiders will win the AFC West on Sunday.

As of 1:15 p.m. ET, a whopping 63 percent of the voters believe Oakland will win the division for the first time since 2002. Denver, which hasn’t been to the playoffs in six years, received 37 percent of the vote.

I am a bit surprised the voting was so lopsided. The odds do favor Denver.

All the Broncos need to do to go to the playoffs for the first time in six years is beat Kansas City at home. Oakland will win the division with a home win over San Diego and a Denver loss. Denver wins the division if both teams lose.

Of course, there is a chance that both teams end up in the playoffs. The Raiders can be a wild-card team.

Thanks to everyone who played along.