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Published on 11/08/2011 at Tue Nov 08 13:40.
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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 a weekly award on

McGahee, who is averaging an NFL-best 103.3 yards per start this season, has been nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week award.  Houston’s Arian Foster and Dallas’ DeMarco Murray have also been nominated for the award.

McGahee ran 20 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos’ 38-24 win over the Oakland Raiders. His rushing total was the highest of any player on Sunday.  —

On pace for 1,246 yards this season, McGahee could become the first Broncos running back to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a single season since Tatum Bell accomplished the feat in 2006. Fans go vote for McGahee by going to

Denver was wise to sign McGahee  in the offseason.  He has been a solid addition to the Broncos backfield. 

  • Anonymous

    Albert Haynesorth was released by the patriots.  Do you guys think he would be a cancer here?

  • mountain dave


  • 12508

    If you can’t play in New England your done.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, we’ve learned this lesson the hard way on more than one occasion.  

  • robert

    Remember all of the Browncos Shanahan brought in on the D line?

    This would be worse

  • Mike Birtwistle

    So we vote for Willis as RB of the week.  But who to vote for as QB of the week, oh yes, that will be the guy who torched San Diego!