Denver Broncos: Moving on

October, 24, 2011
10/24/11
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Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after an 18-15 win in overtime at Miami:

Recap: It was one of the most unlikely wins in recent Denver memory. In second-year quarterback Tim Tebow’s first start of the season, the Broncos enjoyed a wild, late comeback to send the game to overtime. Matt Prater hit a 52-yard field goal midway through overtime to give the Broncos their first win in a month. They are 2-4 and likely out of the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. It got to that point because Tebow turned it on when it counted.

Biggest area to fix: The running game may need help. Willis McGahee has a broken hand and the Broncos don’t know how much it will limit him. He’s been getting more action than Knowshon Moreno, so McGahee needs to be part of this offense.

Biggest area to build on: Tebow wasn’t pretty Sunday, but he got the job done. After the game, Denver coach John Fox seemed to get on board with Tebow mania. Fox said he saw improvement in the game Sunday and he expects to see Tebow make further improvements. There’s no doubt Tebow brings something to the offense. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Tebow ran for 65 yards, including 53 yards after contact. After being going 4-for-14 for 40 yards in the first 11 drives, Tebow was 9-of-13 for 121 yards in the final two drives Sunday.

What to watch for: The Broncos come home after their unlikely win to host the Detroit Lions, who have fallen back down to Earth the past two games after starting the season 5-0.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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