Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
The Raiders secondary will be awfully thin against the pass-heavy attack of the Denver Broncos on Thursday night in Oakland.
The Oakland Raiders (3-9) lost three members of their secondary in the team's 20-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Defensive backs Matt Giordano and Phillip Adams, and strong safety Mike Mitchell all suffered concussions in the loss and are not expected to be available for the team's AFC West clash with the rival Denver Broncos on Thursday night. Fullback Marcel Reece and running back Darren McFadden were both limited in practice on Monday and Tuesday.
Denver (9-3) could be without linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who injured his hamstring in the team's 31-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With a short week and a scheduled Thursday night game against the Raiders, Woodyard might not have enough time to recover for the team's Week 14 game.
Elsewhere in the AFC West, the Chiefs lost cornerback Brandon Flowers and linebacker Derrick Johnson to hamstring injuries in the team's 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. Kansas City has not released an injury report this week, so the pair's status is unknown at this time.
The San Diego Chargers placed two players -- wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu and center David Molk -- on injured reserve with season-ending injuries. Ajirotutu suffered a hand injury and Molk injured his thumb in the team's 20-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals this past week.