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“(The Broncos are) 3-5. They’ve only played one game against a team currently with a losing record. They’ve beaten two division leaders this year. Bottom line? The Broncos have improved; they were in the league’s slums last year, but now are back in the middle class. It’s not where they want to be, but in the often-mentioned building process, it’s a good start through eight games, all things considered.” — MaxDenver.com
And it’s right about where we thought they be heading into the season, a middle-class, 8-8 record. The schedule isn’t quite as tough; let’s see it if it’s possible. Onto the links.
In addition to his three observations linked above, Andrew Mason breaks down the numbers from Sunday and talks about how the read option really stumped the Oakland Raiders defense and opened up things for Willis McGahee. [MaxDenver]
The defense stepped up — particularly leaders Champ Bailey and Elvis Dumervil. [Denver Post]
But it was the running game that delivered the win. Willis McGahee
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Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) runs past Oakland Raiders linebacker Darryl Blackstock (56) on a 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Following his 163 yard, two touchdown performance against the Raiders on Sunday, Broncos running back Willis McGahee has been nominated for...
This weekend, the Denver Tebows, I mean Broncos*** beat the Raiders in Oakland to get back into the AFC West title hunt. The AFC West is arguably the worst division in football, with all teams sitting at 4-4 besides the Broncos, who now boast a 3-5 record. While most analysts will now talk about how great Tebow is despite bashing him last week, I think these “experts” should...
Willis McGahee was skeptical of Denver’s “read-option” plays initially. This is the NFL. That’s college football stuff. Could it work? “At the beginning, I wasn’t too happy with the read option because it really wasn’t doing anything until I learned to run it,” McGahee said via the Denver Post. Consider his mind changed. McGahee made…
Willis McGahee pulled off his grass- and beer-stained jersey inside the Broncos' locker room Sunday to reveal a tattered, orange, team-issued undershirt.
Broncos running back Willis McGahee talks to Mike Florio about his team’s big win over the Raiders in Week 9. McGahee talks about his overall performance as well as his mindset as being one of many veteran running backs in the league. McGahee talks about how he’s been able to performa at such a high…
Even within his own locker room, quarterback Tim Tebow can be an acquired taste.
Willis McGahee made sure that the headlines weren’t about Tim Tebow for one game. (At least we hope.) The Broncos running back rushed for 163 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown and a 24-yard touchdown as the Broncos beat Oakland 38-24 on Sunday. Eddie Royal added an 85-yard punt return touchdown during a furious second half…
Eddie Royal #19 of the Denver Broncos returns a punt for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Tim Tebow gets by with a little help from his friends.
On Sunday, his friends didn’t just “help” — they dominated.
Running back Willis McGahee burst free at the very end of the third...
Tim Tebow threw two TD passes and ran for 117 yards, Willis McGahee added 163 yards
rushing and two more scores, and the Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders
38-24 on Sunday.
If the Denver Broncos can keep running the ball like this, they won't need to rely much on Tim Tebow's arm to win games. Eddie Royal returned a punt 85 yards for the tiebreaking score, Willis McGahee ran for 163 yards and Tebow threw two touchdown passes to lead the Denver Broncos to a 38-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Mike Florio talks to Mike Mayock of NBC Sports & NFL Network about the recent performances of Philip Rivers and Tim Tebow, QB prospect Andrew Luck, and the upcoming Thursday night matchup between the Raiders and Chargers. Mike talks to Broncos RB Willis McGahee about their 38-24 win over the Raiders on Sunday and what’s…
Fresh off his monster performance against the Raiders, running back Willis McGahee will join PFT Live Monday. Florio is in our Stamford studio’s Monday and will also chat with Mike Mayock of NBC and NFL Network. Mayock is calling the Chargers-Raiders game this Thursday night. Watch the show live right here at noon ET.
Eddie Royal returned a punt 85 yards for the tiebreaking score, Willie McGahee ran for 163 yards and Tim Tebow threw two touchdown passes to lead the Denver Broncos to a 38-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal (19) runs past Oakland Raiders punter Shane Lechler (9) while scoring on an 85-yard punt-return touchdown in the fourth...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- If the Denver Broncos can keep running the ball like this, they won't need to rely much on Tim Tebow's arm to win games. Eddie Royal returned a punt 85 yards for the tiebreaking score, Willis McGahee ran for 163 yards and Tebow threw two touchdown passes to lead the Denver Broncos to a 38-24 victory against Oakland.