Denver Broncos: Moving On

December, 5, 2011
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Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 35-32 win at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday:

Recap: The Denver Broncos kept rolling with another late victory. Matt Prater kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired. It was Denver’s fifth straight win, their sixth win in seven starts with Tim Tebow as quarterback and their third straight win in the final moments. Denver is now 7-5 and tied with Oakland for first place in the AFC West heading into the final quarter of the season.

Biggest area to fix: Minnesota rookie quarterback Christian Ponder threw for 381 yards. Denver made big plays on defense when it needed to, but that is way too many yards to give up, especially considering the Broncos face Tom Brady and the Patriots in two weeks.

Biggest area to build on: The Broncos offense was terrific in the second half. The Broncos scored 28 points in the second half Sunday and played with great urgency. It gives this offense confidence it can score points in bunches.

What to watch for: Denver hosts the Jay Cutler-less Chicago Bears next Sunday. The Bears have struggled badly on offense and now is leaking with an injury to star running back Matt Forte. Oakland plays at undefeated Green Bay.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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