Posted Tue Nov 8th by Jon Heath
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 NFL.com.
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. — NFL.com
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 NFL.com/GMC.
Denver was wise to sign McGahee in the offseason. He has been a solid addition to the Broncos backfield.