Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/25/11

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Willis McGahee #23 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Free agent acquisition Willis McGahee of the Denver Broncos has been a surprise this year as he leads the Denver Broncos team and is fifth in the AFC in rushing  with 460 yards.  The Broncos lost McGahee in the third quarter of their first overtime game of the season where they beat the Miami Dolphins 18-15. Coach John Fox confirmed McGahee broke a bone in his hand and he is scheduled for surgery, leaving him off of the Broncos roster for one to two weeks. The Broncos will rely on Knowshon Moreno to take McGahee’s place. For the past two seasons, Moreno was the starting tailback but injured his hamstring early this season.  McGahee filled his spot and has had four consecutive 100 + yard games.  Moreno has another chance and showed a glimmer of restoring his past numbers with seven carries for 28 yards and two catches for nine yards on Sunday. Lance Ball and potentially Jeremiah Johnson could also play backup tailback.  Ball had six carries for 14 yards on Sunday and Johnson is a second year player who last played against the Cincinnati Bengals. This Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions will be his chance to showcase the [...]
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