Broncos-Raiders: Five predictions for Sunday’s matchup

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Sep 27, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) makes a touchdown catch as Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) defends during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

2. Demaryius Thomas is unstoppable

Demaryius Thomas has been getting plenty of looks this season, but he’s not looking quite like the same DT we’ve come to know and love over the years. I think against Oakland, he is going to get ‘back on track’ in a big way and prove to be too much for this Raiders defense to handle.

The Raiders have allowed 1,275 yards through the air already this season, 3rd worst in the NFL, and they’ve given up 8 passing touchdowns to opposing teams, tied for 6th worst in the league.

This is a pass defense that the Broncos can exploit and take advantage of. I think Demaryius Thomas — and Emmanuel Sanders, for that matter — will have a big day.

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