Von Miller recorded his sixth consecutive game with a sack to mark the longest such streak by a Denver rookie since LB Mike Croel had a sack in six straight contests in 1991. Miller, who became just the 10th rookie in NFL history to record six sacks in his team’s first six games, leads all NFL rookies in quarterback takedowns this season.
Quarterback Tim Tebow, who wears No. 15, helped lead the Broncos to a historic come-from-behind victory at Miami. Denver became the first team since the 1970 NFL merger to win a game when trailing by 15 or more points with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.
Against the Dolphins, safety Brian Dawkins recorded his 24th and 25th career sacks to tie for the third-most sacks by a defensive back since the statistic was tracked beginning in 1982. Sunday marked his second career multi-sack game, with the first one being on Nov. 9, 2000 vs. Arizona.
Punter Britton Colquitt turned in the third-highest gross average in Broncos history with a minimum of nine punts in a game. It is the highest average in team history away from the Mile High City. His 41.4 net punting average marked the highest for a single game in team history (min. 9 punts).
Matt Prater’s 52-yard game-winning field goal tied for the third-longest overtime field goal in NFL history. The kick was Prater’s second overtime game-winner, with his previous one coming in 2009 against the Patriots.
The Broncos’ 183 rushing yards marked the most by the team since Dec. 6, 2009, at Kansas City. Running back Willis McGahee paced the team with 76 yards, followed by Tebow’s 65. Moreno added 28 and Ball posted 14.
When tight end Virgil Green came up with the onside kick in the fourth quarter at Miami, it was the first time in Head Coach John Fox’s 358 games as an NFL coach that his team recovered an onside kick.
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