Defensive end Elvis Dumervil posted his eight consecutive game with at least a half sack on Sunday at Buffalo. That sack streak is the league’s longest active streak and the longest of Dumervil’s career.
Denver continues to pace the NFL in rushing yards per game, averaging 161.1 per contest this season. The Broncos have averaged 190.7 rushing yards per game since the bye week, a figure that is nearly 20 yards more than the second place team during that span (Hou., 171.0).
Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas led the AFC and tied with Calvin Johnson for the league lead with 414 receiving yards in the month of December. He ranked second in the AFC with 18 first downs and tied for second with three receiving touchdowns in the month.
Running back Willis McGahee surpassed the 1,000-yard rushing mark on Sunday against the Bills to become the second player in NFL history (Ricky Watters – S.F./Phi./Sea.) to record 1,000-yard seasons with three different teams (Buffalo – 2004-05 and Baltimore – 2007). He is the 12th player in Broncos history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season and the first since Tatum Bell in 2006.
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