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Monday, November 26, 2012
Moving on: Denver Broncos

By Bill Williamson

Here are some areas the Denver Broncos need to focus on after a 17-9 road win at the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday:

Recap: It wasn’t a pretty win for the Broncos. They were flat and were outplayed by the 1-10 Chiefs at times in the game. But road wins are at a premium in the NFL and Denver will gladly take their sixth straight win. The Broncos are now 8-3 and they can clinch the AFC West next Sunday.

Biggest area to fix: Run game. Knowshon Moreno had 85 yards on 20 carries, which is fairly impressive considering he was inactive the past eight games. Denver finished with just 95 yards on 24 carries in its first game without starter Willis McGahee. He is out until the AFC title game if the Broncos make it. Denver needs to find a way to get more dynamic in the run game at times to keep opposing defenses honest.

Biggest area to build on: Attitude. Good teams win on days they don’t have their ‘A’ game. That’s what Denver did. It has the look of a team that may go deep into the playoffs. A six-game win streak is impressive.

What to watch for: The Broncos play their final NFC South opponent Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The are a tough opponent and it will be a big challenge for Denver. It must play much better than it did at Kansas City.