Broncos-Raiders from Pats view

December, 6, 2012
12/06/12
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The Broncos visit the Raiders tonight, and for those who might be watching (NFL Network, 8:20 p.m. ET), this is an invitation to share your thoughts in the comments section of this blog entry.

Of primary interest from a Patriots perspective is the Broncos' playoff positioning. At 9-3, they are in the mix with the Texans (11-1), Patriots (9-3) and Ravens (9-3) as the top AFC teams.

It's been a down year for the Raiders (3-9) under first-year head coach Dennis Allen, and they will be without former Patriots defensive lineman Richard Seymour (hamstring/knee) for the fifth straight game.

Former Patriots center Dan Koppen has played every snap for the Broncos since stepping in for the injured J.D. Walton in Week 4.

I'll plan on popping into the comments section at times throughout the night.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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