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Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction

Broncos playing for seeding, home field in playoffs; Raiders would just like a win
<p> Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders Preview and Prediction</p>

The Denver Broncos aim for their 10th win of the season when they take on the Oakland Raiders tonight at 8:20 p.m. ET on the NFL Network. The Broncos (9-3) have won seven games overall and have already clinched the AFC West division title. The Raiders (3-9) have lost five in a row and would love nothing more than to get a win over the division champs and take some pressure off of first-year head coach Dennis Allen in the process.

Rob Gronkowski Flips On Monday Night

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on an historic pace after big night in win over Chiefs.
<p> New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is on an historic pace after a big night in a blowout win over the Kansas City Chiefs.</p>

Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
Tom Brady’s favorite target hauled in four catches for 96 yards and two memorable trips to the end zone — a 52-yard sprint down the sideline that put the 6'6", 265-pounder’s speed on display and a 19-yard dive over the goal line that flipped Gronkowski onto his neck before the second-year star staggered to his feet and spiked the ball. Gronkowski now has 20 TDs in his first 26 games, breaking Bears Hall of Famer Mike Ditka’s record (31) for fewest games by a tight end to score 20 TDs.

NFL Preseason Award Predictions

Can Aaron Rodgers add a league MVP trophy to the Super Bowl XLV MVP he won in February?
<p> Aaron Rodgers for MVP, Mark Ingram for Rookie of the Year, Tony Romo for Comeback Player of the Year and much more.</p>

The 2011 NFL season kicks off with a Thursday night showdown between the last two Super Bowl champions, as Super Bowl XLIV MVP quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints march to Lambeau Field to take on Super Bowl XLV MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Packers — in the first of 256 regular season games that span from Sept. 8 until Jan. 1, 2012.

Before a snap has been taken, Athlon Sports looks into our crystal ball in an attempt to predict who will be award-worthy after the dust settles this season.