The Raiders

Oakland Raiders at Bron­cos, 2:25 p.m. Sun­day, KCNC-4

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For the record: The Raiders (12-3) got by the In­di­anapo­lis Colts on Satur­day, but at a steep cost. Quar­ter­back Derek Carr suf­fered a bro­ken leg in the fourth quar­ter and likely won’t play again this sea­son. Be­fore the in­jury, Carr threw three touch­down passes in the sec­ond quar­ter. Who’s hot: DeAn­dre Wash­ing­ton. The rookie run­ning back from Texas Tech was a healthy scratch the pre­vi­ous four weeks be­fore rush­ing for 99 yards on 12 car­ries against the Colts, in­clud­ing two 22-yard touch­down runs in the third quar­ter. Who’s not. Matt McGloin. The Raiders’ new start­ing quar­ter­back hasn’t made a start since 2013, and he played in only five games the past three sea­sons. The 27year-old Penn State prod­uct is in his fourth NFL sea­son, all with Oakland. He will re­place Carr. Key stat: 0. Since 1993, no start­ing quar­ter­back in the NFL who won at least 12 games in the reg­u­lar sea­son failed to make a start in the play­offs, ac­cord­ing to the Elias Sports Bureau. Carr will be the first. FYI: The Raiders have clinched a play­off berth but still have plenty to play for. A vic­tory over the Bron­cos would give the Raiders the AFC West ti­tle and the No. 2 seed in the AFC play­offs. Oakland also could clinch the divi­sion ti­tle if Kan­sas City loses at San Diego. If the Bron­cos and Chiefs both win, the divi­sion ti­tle goes to Kan­sas City and the Raiders would drop to the fifth seed.

Against the Bron­cos: The Raiders last swept a sea­son se­ries against Den­ver in 2010. They lost eight in a row to Den­ver from 2011-15. Hav­ing beaten the Bron­cos late in the sea­son last year (the Khalil Mack five-sack game) and hav­ing trounced them 30-20 last month, the Raiders are back on a roll in this se­ries.

They said it: “As soon as I got out there he said, ‘I think it’s bro­ken.’ Most ath­letes have a pretty good idea some­thing has gone on with their body… It’s ob­vi­ously a blow. … Teams have to find a way to pick up and move on, rally around the next guy the best we can.” — Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, on Carr’s bro­ken leg and his team’s play­off prospects

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