Wide receiver Eddie Royal became the first player in the NFL this season to return a punt for a touchdown and catch a touchdown pass in the same game. He is the second Bronco to accomplish that feat, joining Rick Upchurch, who did so in 1982.
Wide receiver Eric Decker moved into a tie for second in the league with his sixth touchdown reception of the season on Sunday. The second-year wideout is also tied for the second-most multiple-touchdown games (2) this season.
Running back Willis McGahee finished with 163 yards on 20 carries, averaged 8.2 yards per carry — the third-highest single-game average in the NFL this season (min. 20 carries). His 163 yards were the second-most in his career. With his two scores Sunday, the ninth-year running back now ranks third since he entered the league in 2004, with 58 career rushing touchdowns.
Chris Harris led the team with 11 tackles against the Raiders, marking the second consecutive week he’s paced the team in stops. His 11 tackles tied for the fifth most by a cornerback in team history and tied for 11th in NFL history by an undrafted cornerback (according to press box totals).
With his two interceptions against the Raiders on Sunday, cornerback Champ Bailey reached the 50-interception milestone for his career. The 10-time Pro Bowler ranks third in interceptions since his rookie season in 1999 and his 32 interceptions as a Bronco are sixth-most on the all-time franchise list.
Quarterback Tim Tebow racked up a career-high 118 rushing yards on Sunday to become just the 16th quarterback in NFL history since 1950 to rush for 100 yards in a game. The 118 yards are the second most by a quarterback in Broncos history and Tebow now owns three of the top four single-game rushing performances by a quarterback in club annals. He is just the sixth quarterback in league history to rush for 100 yards and pass for at least two touchdowns in a single game. Tebow became just the 16th quarterback since 1950 to top the 100-yard rushing mark.
Denver’s 299 rushing yards as a team represented the fourth-highest total in team history and the most since the Broncos posted 301 rushing yards in a 38-31 win over Seattle on Nov. 26, 2000. Sunday marked the first time the Broncos have had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game since Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell accomplished the feat on Oct. 30, 2005.
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