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December 25, 2004|By Ken Murray

Raiders (5-9) at Chiefs (6-8)

Time, TV: 5 p.m., chs. 13, 9

Line: Chiefs by 8

Lowdown: Both teams are playing out the string, although the Chiefs still can make 8-8. Raiders QB Kerry Collins (12 TD passes in the past four games) will take aim at the Chiefs' non-existent pass defense (No. 32). Chiefs RB Larry Johnson aims for his fourth straight 100-yard rushing game against Oakland's No. 24 rushing defense. The Chiefs have won three in a row.

The pick: Chiefs

Broncos (8-6) at Titans (4-10)

Time, TV: 8:30 p.m., ESPN

Line: Broncos by 4

Lowdown: After throwing for 918 yards in the past two games, Titans QB Billy Volek joined Dan Marino, Dan Fouts and Phil Simms as the only QBs in NFL history to have consecutive 400-yard games. WR Drew Bennett has 517 receiving yards in the past three games, the best total in 10 years. And still the Titans have lost four in a row.

The pick: Broncos

- Ken Murray

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