San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers reacts after throwing a inception against the Denver Broncos during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Gregory Bull
December 13, 2015

The Denver Broncos will seek their ninth consecutive victory over the Oakland Raiders without several key starters, including inside linebacker Danny Trevathan and strong safety T.J. Ward.

With Trevathan out with a concussion, the Broncos moved Brandon Marshall over to the weakside inside linebacker spot and inserted Todd Davis into Marshall's middle linebacker position Sunday.

Last week, Ward's replacement, David Bruton Jr. led Denver with a dozen tackles before injuring a knee at San Diego. He's out and so is safety/kick returner Omar Bolden, leaving the Broncos with a mix of cornerback Bradley Roby and newcomers Josh Bush and Shiloh Keo to play the position.

The Broncos did get some good news with run-stuffer Sylvester Williams returning from a sprained ankle that sidelined him for 1 1-2 games and edge rusher DeMarcus Ware returning from a bad back that sidelined him for more than a month.

''I'm glad that we're not a baseball team because up the middle our nose guard is hurt, our middle linebacker is hurt and our safety is hurt,'' Denver defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said during the week. ''We're not really strong up the middle right now.''

Green Bay center JC Tretter will make his second start in three games with Corey Linsley out again because of a sprained ankle. Linsley was listed as doubtful against Dallas.

Two other Packers starters, guard T.J. Lang and tackle Bryan Bulaga, are back after missing last week's win over Detroit.

Here are the inactives:

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OAKLAND AT DENVER

Raiders: S Nate Allen, RB Roy Helu Jr., G/C Jon Feliciano, T/G Matt McCants, DE Shelby Harris, WR Rod Streater, TE Gabe Holmes.

Broncos: QB Peyton Manning, SS T.J. Ward, ILB Danny Trevathan, WR Bubba Caldwell, S David Bruton Jr., S/KR Omar Bolden, C Sam Brenner.

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DALLAS AT GREEN BAY

Cowboys: QB Tony Romo, WR Brice Butler, CB Deji Olatoye, LB Mark Nzeocha, G Ronald Leary, T Chaz Green, TE Geoff Swaim.

Packers: QB Brett Hundley, CB LaDarius Gunter, RB John Crockett, LB Nick Perry, LB Andy Mulumba, C Corey Linsley, WR Ty Montgomery.

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TENNESSEE AT NEW YORK JETS

Titans: WR Kendall Wright, RB Bishop Sankey, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, T/G Jamon Meredith, OLB Derrick Morgan, DE Ropati Pitoitua, DL Mike Martin.

Jets: CB Marcus Williams, QB Bryce Petty, S Dion Bailey, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, OL Ben Ijalana, OLB Josh Martin, OL Dakota Dozier.

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ATLANTA AT CAROLINA

Falcons: CB Akeem King, RB Terron Ward, C Gino Gradkowski, OT Bryce Harris, DT Paul Soliai, S Charles Godfrey, DE Malliciah Goodman.

Panthers: WR Brenton Bersin, CB Charles Tillman, DE Ryan Delaire, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, DB Dean Marlowe, WR Kevin Norwood, RB Brandon Wegher.

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SAN DIEGO AT KANSAS CITY

Chargers: QB Brad Sorenson, WR Stevie Johnson, WR Dontrelle Inman, CB Greg Ducre, ILB Kavell Conner, OG D.J. Fluker, NT Sean Lissemore.

Chiefs: QB Aaron Murray, WR De'Anthony Thomas, FS Husain Abdullah, LB Justin Houston, DE Mike DeVito, OG Jeff Allen, DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches.

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INDIANAPOLIS AT JACKSONVILLE

Colts: QB Andrew Luck, S Winston Guy, CB Greg Toler, LB Jerrell Freeman, LB Daniel Adongo, OT Anthony Castonzo, LB Erik Walden.

Jaguars: WR Rashad Lawrence, CB Demetrius McCray, LB Paul Posluszny, DE Ryan Davis, OL Luke Bowanko, WR Bryan Walters, TE Nic Jacobs.

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WASHINGTON AT CHICAGO

Redskins: QB Robert Griffin III, WR Andre Roberts, S Jeron Johnson, RB Chris Thompson, LB Perry Riley Jr., G Arie Kouandjio, TE Je'Ron Hamm.

Bears: S Antrel Rolle, CB Bryce Callahan, RB Antone Smith, G/T Nick Becton, WR Cameron Meredith, DL Ziggy Hood, LB Pernell McPhee.

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SAN FRANCISCO AT CLEVELAND

49ers: WR DeAndrew White, CB Chris Davis, LB Michael Wilhoite, LB Aaron Lynch, G Brandon Thomas, OL Ian Silberman, TE Vance McDonald.

Browns: WR Andrew Hawkins, WR Taylor Gabriel, DB Justin Gilbert, DB Joe Haden, DB Pierre Desir, OL Gabe Ikard, WR Dwayne Bowe.

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BUFFALO AT PHILADELPHIA

Bills: QB Josh Johnson, CB Stephon Gilmore, RB Karlos Williams, CB Ron Brooks, LB Nigel Bradham, OL Seantrel Henderson, DE Lavar Edwards.

Eagles: QB Thad Lewis, WR Jonathan Krause, CB Denzel Rice, LB Steven Means, OL Barrett Jones, OL Tanner Hawkinson, DE Brandon Bair.

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SEATTLE AT BALTIMORE

Seahawks: WR B.J. Daniels, CB Tye Smith, FS Steven Terrell, RB Marshawn Lynch, OL Kristjan Sokoli, DE Demarcus Dobbs, DT Jordan Hill.

Ravens: QB Matt Schaub, WR Marlon Brown, CB Tray Walker, TE Crockett Gillmore, TE Richard Gordon, DT Carl Davis, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore.

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DETROIT AT ST. LOUIS

Lions: WR Lance Moore, CB Bill Bentley, OT LaAdrian Waddle, OT Corey Robinson, TE Tim Wright, DT Gabe Wright, DT Jermelle Cudjo.

Rams: K Zach Hocker, QB Sean Mannion, CB Janoris Jenkins, OT Andrew Donnal, G-C Brian Folkerts, DE Robert Quinn, DE Matt Longacre.

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PITTSBURGH AT CINCINNATI

Steelers: QB Mike Vick, WR Jacoby Jones, WR Sammie Coates, RB Jordan Todman, LB Anthony Chickillo, OT Byron Stingily, DE L.T. Watson.

Bengals: WR Mario Alford, CB Adam ''Pacman'' Jones, LB P.J. Dawson, OT Jake Fisher, DT Marcus Hardison, DE Will Clarke, DT Brandon Thompson.

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NEW ORLEANS AT TAMPA BAY

Saints: G Jahri Evans, WR T.J. Graham, QB Garrett Grayson, LB David Hawthorne, DE Phillip Hunt, DT John Kenkins, CB Chris Owens.

Buccaneers: T Demar Dotson, LB Jeremiah George, QB Ryan Griffin, DE George Johnson, TE Brandon Myers, DE Josh Shirley, DE Jacquies Smith.

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