The Denver Broncos will be without their leading tackler on Thursday night as linebacker Wesley Woodyard did not accompany the team on their trip to Bay Area to take on the Oakland Raiders. Thrust into a starting role due to multiple suspensions of D.J. Williams, Woodyard has a team-high 97 tackles and also leads the Broncos with three interceptions. Denver's offensive line will not have right guard Chris Kuper, who had been downgraded to "questionable" due to an ankle injury.
For the Raiders, running back Darren McFadden makes his expected return after missing the last four games with an ankle injury. Defensive tackle Richard Seymour will miss a fifth consecutive game with knee and hamstring injuries.
Denver: QB Caleb Hanie, FB Jacob Hester, TE Julius Thomas, G Chris Kuper, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Wesley Woodyard, CB Tracy Porter
Oakland: RB Jeremy Stewart, FB Jamize Olawale, WR Derek Hagan, OT Willie Smith, G Lucas Nix, DE Jack Crawford, DT Richard Seymour