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Published on 10/10/2011 at Mon Oct 10 11:59.

Running back Willis McGahee has 384 rushing yards on the season and is averaging 4.5 yards a carry.

It’s been a long, long time since the Denver Broncos have had a commanding rushing attack and a defense that stiffens in the red zone.

On Sunday, though it was quite overlooked due to the quarterback situation, the Broncos had both; rushing for 162 yards on the ground while the defense held San Diego to 1‐of‐5 in the red zone.

Five of the Chargers drives stalled with field goals and two of them abruptly ended in turnovers, both of which resulted in touchdowns for the Broncos.  San Diego quarterback Phillip Rivers was sacked five times and threw an interception and later fumbled.

Particularly noticeable on offense was the outstanding run blocking of the offensive line and the running of Willis McGahee, who notched his third 100 yard rushing game of the season (four starts).  McGahee finished the game with 125 yards off of 16 carries (an outstanding 7.8 yards per carry average), marking the 26th time in his career that he has topped the century mark.

The Broncos style of offense under second year quarterback Tim Tebow is an explosive one, with the ability to move the ball on the ground and through the air.  When Tebow has a lane open up, his legs can make things happen.  When he needs to extend plays, he can buy enough time for receivers to find an open area in busted coverage.

If Tebow is named the starter for the final eleven games of the season, expect the Broncos to continue to ground and pound on opposing teams.  I could get used to this style of play.

  • Anonymous

    “The Broncos style of offense under second year quarterback Tim Tebow is that of an explosive one, with the ability to move the ball on the ground and through the air.”
    Tebow had one meaningful completion up to the final drive.  That hardly establishes an ability to move the ball through the air.  Until Tebow can make the throws to receivers without short hopping he is one dimensional.  I don’t care if he has to change his throwing motion or pop a valium to calm down if he doesn’t improve his passing game he won’t be a QB in the NFL for long.

  • Broncosfanwjl

    Yea and how many times did orton “short hop it” this year? A lot! Plus he was real inaccurate to! Atleast Tebow is a damn leader that will make shit happen!

  • Anonymous

    Do you have a point to make?  Are you really going to say that Tebow improves the passing game?