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Broncos Face Test Today Against Patriots

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The first place Denver Broncos (8-5) face their most serious Tebow-era test this afternoon when they host the New England Patriots (10-3) at Mile High (2:15pm on CBS). The Broncos will be seeking their seventh straight win, and eighth in their last nine games following last week’s overtime victory.

Game day notes…

The Broncos are one of just three teams in NFL history to reel off six or more consecutive
wins after starting a season 2-5 or worse.

Head Coach John Fox ranks third among active NFL coaches with 86 overall wins since 2002.

Denver owns the league’s top rushing attack (156.2 ypg) after totaling 1,684 rushing yards (187.1 ypg) over its last nine games—the most productive nine-game rushing stretch in team history.

The Broncos are tied for fourth in the NFL with 37 sacks on the season and have totaled at least three sacks in five consecutive games.

QB Tim Tebow, who has led 17 scoring drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in Denver’s last nine games, has manufactured six career fourth-quarter comebacks to represent the most in NFL history by a quarterback through his first 11 starts.

LB Von Miller is tied with DE Rulon Jones (1980) for the most sacks by a Broncos rookie (11.5)—a total that ranks third in NFL history (since 1982) by a player through his first 12 career games.

K Matt Prater is the first player since K Chris Jacke (Ari., 1998, Weeks 15-17) to kick a game-winning field goal on the last play of the game in three consecutive contests.


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