The Broncos own the league’s top rushing attack (159.7 yards per game) after totaling 1,410 rushing yards (201.4 yards per game) over its last seven games – the most productive seven-game rushing stretch in team history.
Kicker Matt Prater delivered his second game-winning overtime field goal of the season with his 37-yard kick against the Chargers. Prater, who was 3-of-3 for field goals on the day, joined Rich Karlis (1985) and Jason Elam (2007) as the only players in Broncos history to kick two field goals in overtime in a single season. For his career, Prater is now 24-of-25 (.960) on field goal attempts in the fourth quarter or overtime.
Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller each registered sacks of Philip Rivers on Sunday, extending each of their personal sack streaks to four games. They are two of three NFL players (along with St. Louis DE Chris Long) to register sacks in four straight games this November.
Against the Chargers, running back Willis McGahee topped the 100-yard rushing mark for the fifth time in 2011. He finished with 117 yards on 23 carries (5.1 avg.), including a 24-yard run in overtime to the Chargers 17-yard line that set up Prater’s game-winning field goal. He is the first Broncos player since Tatum Bell (2006) to produce at least five 100-yard rushing games in a season.
Quarterback Tim Tebow leads all qualifying NFL players with a 5.8 yards per carry average. He has carried the ball 78 times for 455 yards this season, marking the most rushing yards by a quarterback for a single season in Broncos history.
Wide receiver Eric Decker recorded his team-leading eighth touchdown reception of the season on an 18-yard catch in the second quarter. His eight receiving touchdowns mark the second most by a first or second-year player in franchise history (Lionel Taylor, 12, 1960). Decker led the team with three catches for 65 yards against the Chargers.
Tebow’s 22 rushing attempts against San Diego marked the most in a game by a quarterback since at least 1950. He finished with 67 rushing yards, helping the team top the 200-yard rushing mark for the game.