Punter Britton Colquitt is one of just two players in the league to rank in the top three in gross punting average (Colquitt’s 50.1 ranks third) and net punting average (Colquitt’s 43.6 ranks second).
Wide receiver Eric Decker caught his fifth touchdown pass of the season on Sunday. He is now tied for fourth in the NFL in that category this season.
Cornerback Chris Harris became the sixth different Bronco to lead (or share the lead) in tackles for a game this season. He joins linebacker Wesley Woodyard (three times), cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, linebacker D.J. Williams, linebacker Joe Mays and safety Brian Dawkins.
Colquitt’s net punting average of 46.1 yards against the Lions marked the second-highest single-game total in franchise history (min. 7 punts). His 50.4 gross punting average ranked seventh in team single-game annals (min. 7 punts).
Three different Broncos rushed for 60 yards or more against the Lions. Knowshon Moreno led the way with 69 and Tim Tebow and Lance Ball each gained 63 yards on the ground, totaling 195 yards on 30 carries amongst the trio.
With all three of Matt Prater’s kickoffs resulting in touchbacks, he improved his league-leading touchback percentage on kickoffs to 89.7 percent this season. 26 of his 29 kickoffs have resulted in touchbacks this season.
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