Allen: Claims 'stupidest thing' ever

"I'm very happy that Coach Allen gave me this opportunity [to start the finale]," Pryor said. "I know for a fact the man that Coach Allen is. That doesn't even cross my mind, that possibility [of sabotage]. I know he wants to win, he talks about winning, and he has a good game plan, so we're going in to try to beat the Denver Broncos."

Pryor has a passer rating of 66.0 and has completed 135 of 234 passes (57.7 percent) for 1,591 yards with five touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Still, he has been picked off eight times since throwing his last touchdown pass. He also has rushed for 527 yards on 74 carries, including a QB-record 93-yard TD run against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 27.

McGloin, meanwhile, has a passer rating of 76.1 after completing 20 of 36 passes (55.6 percent) for 206 yards and an interception in the Raiders' 26-13 loss at the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Allen said he hoped Pryor would not be distracted by the story.

"He was a very apologetic of it, said that it in no way was a reflection of his thoughts," Allen said.

And by the time the game ends Sunday, Pryor will have had nine starts to six for McGloin.

"That's a pretty good body of work to figure out exactly what we've got," Allen said.

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