Broncos at Bengals

8:30 p.m., ESPN

Line: Broncos by 3.

The lowdown: The quarterbacks will get a lot of the attention - Peyton Manning for his perfect career mark against Cincinnati, Andy Dalton for his penchant to melt down in big games - when the Broncos play the Bengals. But it'll be the running backs who are on the spot in a game between teams trying to set themselves up for deep playoff runs.

If the Broncos (11-3) and Bengals (9-4-1) get their way, it'll be C.J. Anderson and Jeremy Hill getting most of the attention. Both teams have started putting more emphasis on the run as the playoffs approach. The Broncos have already won the AFC West and would clinch a first-round bye with a victory. The Bengals would earn a fourth straight trip to the playoffs with a win.

"The formula to win a championship this time of the season is teams that can run the ball and play good defense," Broncos nose tackle Terrance Knighton said. - AP
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