The Denver Broncos don't face the Oakland Raiders anymore in the regular season, having split the series, 1-1. In the Broncos' win over the Raiders, running back Darren McFadden was held out with a foot injury and he hasn't played at all in November. That could carry over into December. It appears that McFadden will be out this week against the Chicago Bears and next week against the Miami Dolphins, according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.
According to La Canfora, McFadden's teammates believe he will return for Week 14's contest against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers could still be undefeated at that point and a healthy McFadden would certainly help increase the team's chances of pulling off the upset.
However, in McFadden's absence Michael Bush has proven to be more than adequate with 599 yards and five touchdowns on the season. In his last two games, Bush has rushed for 266 yards and two touchdowns.