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Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) looks to throw against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

ALAMEDA -- Terrelle Pryor is slated to start at quarterback for the Raiders in their regular-season finale against the Denver Broncos, coach Dennis Allen said Monday.

Pryor started eight of the first nine games this season — Matt Flynn started one game while Pryor recovered from a concussion — but got replaced by undrafted rookie Matt McGloin after he suffered a right knee sprain.

"We want to be able to evaluate Terrelle, so here's an opportunity to go in and do that," Allen said. "Listen, when Terrelle's played, he's gone in and done a good job. So we anticipate he'll go in and play well."

McGloin started the past six games, with the Raiders going 1-5 during that span and McGloin not coming close to matching his jaw-dropping performance in his first start, when he passed for three touchdowns in a Raiders victory over the Houston Texans.

Allen said the decision to go with Pryor one more time was part of the plan all along and is not a reflection of McGloin's performance.

He said earlier this season that he and general manager Reggie McKenzie wanted to use the final part of the season to evaluate Pryor and McGloin so that they had as much information as possible on both quarterbacks heading into the offseason.

"I've been pleased with what I've seen out of Matt McGloin from, really, the first moment he walked on campus here," Allen said. "We have a guy that can be in our plans for the future, and I'm glad he's on this football team."

Pryor made his first NFL start in last season's regular-season finale. He earned the starting job this season based on a strong performance in training camp and exhibition games.

As a result, the Raiders waived Flynn a month into the season and turned over the reins to Pryor and McGloin the rest of the way.

Pryor shined in his first four starts. However, he completed only 61 of 120 passes his next four starts, with one touchdown and eight interceptions.