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Manning leads Broncos past Raiders 26-13

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen (81) reacts after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At right is Broncos tackle Orlando Franklin. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) carries the ball past Oakland Raiders cornerback Michael Huff (24) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer drops back to throw during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, right, and wide receiver Andre Caldwell, left, stretch before an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, right, talks with strong safety Mike Adams (20) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) catches a pass as Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams (55) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Oakland Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams, left, celebrates with linebacker Keenan Clayton, right, after making an interception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden carries the ball for a touchdown on a 6-yard reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden is mobbed by fans after scoring a touchdown on a 6-yard pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater reacts after making a 34-yard field goal during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) carries the ball as Denver Broncos defensive tackle Justin Bannan, right, watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs with the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Philip Wheeler, right, gives chase during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is surrounded by Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is helped up by tackle Ryan Clady (78) after being sacked during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive end Andre Carter (97). (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) loses balance with the ball as Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) watches during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. At left is Raiders defensive back Phillip Adams (28) and below is strong safety Mike Mitchell. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Broncos win again

Peyton Manning threw his 30th touchdown pass of the season on the game’s opening drive and the Denver Broncos rolled to their eighth straight victory, beating the Oakland Raiders, 26-13, last night.

Knowshon Moreno ran for 119 yards and a score on a career-high 32 carries and Matt Prater kicked four field goals for the Broncos (10-3), who moved a half-game ahead of New England and Baltimore for the second-best record in the AFC.

Carson Palmer threw one interception that thwarted a possible scoring chance for the Raiders (3-10) and lost a fumble that set up a TD for the Broncos.

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