Denver Broncos Defeat Minnesota Vikings, 35-32, In Tie For 1st In AFC West

Andre Goodman came up with a late interception to set up the game-winning field goal as time expired. Tim Tebow also improved as a passer in this game.

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VIDEO: Matt Prater Kicks Game-Winning Field Goal Vs. Minnesota Vikings

All the Denver Broncos do is win -- since the bye week. And since Tim Tebow took over as the starting quarterback. And since the defense turned a corner. That's why the Broncos were in position to kick this game-winning field goal as time expired against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

This field goal was set up by an Andre Goodman interception of Christian Ponder at about 1:30 left in the game. Lance Ball then ran the ball several times to run the clock down and create the opportunity for this field goal. Maybe all Matt Prater does is win.

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Broncos Vs. Vikings Final Score: Tebow Time Strikes Again, But Andre Goodman Instrumental In 35-32 Victory

The Denver Broncos pulled off another later victory. Call it what you want, Tebow Time, clutchiness, whatever. The Broncos defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 35-32, with a 23-yard field goal.

While Tim Tebow certainly played a key role in this game, Andre Goodman came up with an interception after the two-minute warning. Christian Ponder, who set a Vikings rookie record with 381 passing yards, saw Goodman take the pass at Minnesota's 35-yard line and returned it to Minnesota's 15-yard line. Lance Ball kept running the ball up the middle before Matt Prater kicked the 23-yard field goal.

Tebow did show improvement as a passer in this game, completing 10-of-15 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. He and Demaryius Thomas connected for both scores and, overall, for four catches and 144 yards. The two non-touchdown catches helped set up later touchdowns.

Willis McGahee had his sixth 100-yard running game by picking up 111 yards and one touchdown. He helped lead the Broncos to many of the team's 12 first downs in the second half (the team had just one in the entire first half).

The Vikings wore out the Denver defense by controlling the ball for 37:51 to the Broncos' 22:09. But the Miller-less Broncos defense was able to stand strong at key times and came up with not only the late interception but also a Mario Haggan pick-six of ponder in the first quarter.

Percy Harvin had a field day against the secondary by catching eight passes for 156 yards and two touchdown receptions for the Vikings.

The Broncos are now 7-5 and tied for first-place in the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders, who lost to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Broncos play the Chicago Bears next Sunday.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Finds Demaryius Thomas For 2nd TD Pass

The Denver Broncos had closed the Minnesota Vikings' lead to just one point, 15-14, early in the third quarter. Then the Vikings had come up with another touchdown. Yet, the Broncos weren't going to let that go unanswered. Tim Tebow found Demaryius Thomas for a second time on a wacky play, making the game in favor of the Vikings, 22-21.

The Vikings scored a touchdown on a 52-yard pass to Percy Harvin, who pushed Chris Harris to the ground to make the reception before running up half the field. Quan Cosby returned the kickoff to the Vikings' 41-yard line. Tebow took the exchange and then faked a hand off to the running back. He then had to escape to his left out of the pocket. He made it all the way to the sideline before he made an awkward throw to a wide open Demaryius Thomas, who stayed with the play the entire time. Thomas made his way into the end zone for the score and the 22-21 score.


And here's video of Harvin's touchdown reception:


Maybe Harris slipped on the play, but just a bit. We can clearly see that Harvin did have a bit of push there.

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Broncos Vs. Vikings Halftime Score: Denver Losing To Minnesota, 15-7; Tim Tebow Likes This Situation

The Denver Broncos are losing to the Minnesota Vikings at halftime, 15-7. This is exactly the situation Tim Tebow wants his Denver Broncos to be in. Now he has the chance to perform his best at the times that matter the most.

But he's going to need a huge step up in the second half to do it. He was 4-of-6 passing for 29 yards while rushing twice for eight yards. He also was sacked by Jared Allen late in the quarter, which led to a fumble that was recovered by the Vikings. That led to Ryan Longwell's field goal at the end of the half.


It's been a sloppy offensive game for the Broncos. Allen had a safety on Willis McGahee early in the game, and McGahee later had a fumble. Overall, the Broncos have 48 total yards to the Vikings' 214. The Broncos didn't get a first down until the second quarter.

Surely, it's Tebow Time for the Broncos in the second half, right?

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Broncos Vs. Vikings Score Update: Minnesota Cuts Deficit Against Denver To 7-5

The Denver Broncos offense has barely been on the field yet during their game against the Minnesota Vikings, and when it has things just haven't been great. It started with a safety when Willis McGahee was tackled by Jared Allen in the end zone. Then the Broncos failed to make anything meaningful out of a Christian Ponder forced fumble on the next drive. The latest offensive drive just showed how sloppy and how much of a bad start this offense is off to.

Willis McGahee, upon review by officials, was ruled to have fumbled the ball before his knee hit the ground. The Vikings gained possession, but they had to settle for a field goal and a 7-5 deficit. The Broncos then finished out the first half without a first down.

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Broncos Vs. Vikings: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio Streaming And More

This Sunday, the Denver Broncos (6-5) travel to Mall of America Field and take on the struggling Minnesota Vikings (2-9) for their first game of December.

The Vikings, losers of the last three games, will play host to Tim Tebow and the Broncos who have won five of their last six games and catapulted themselves into the 2011 NFL Playoffs discussion. The Broncos have not scored more than 17 points in their last three games, yet will face a Vikings defense that has allowed 21 or more points in all but one game this season (their 34-10 win against the Arizona Cardinals).

Also a key facet to the game: The Vikings sport a league-worst 9.4% sack rate. A healthy pass rush from Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller could create major trouble for rookie quarterback Christian Ponder.

Game Time: 11:00 a.m. MT, Sunday, Dec. 4

TV: FOX

TV Distribution Map: The506.com

Radio: Sirius 125, 112

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Denver Broncos Injury Report, Week 13: Von Miller, Eddie Royal Questionable

The latest incarnation of the Denver Broncos injury report appears rather promising for the Broncos' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday:

Questionable

LB Von Miller
WR Eddie Royal

Probable

TE Daniel Fells
RB Willis McGahee
LT Ryan Clady
FS David Bruton

Von Miller, a strong candidate for the defensive rookie of the year award, returned to practice on Friday and appears poised to make his 12th start of the 2011 NFL season. Miller leads the team with 10.5 sacks and has been a force for the Broncos defense since being drafted No. 2 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Eddie Royal, dealing with a toe injury, has started only 7 games this years, accruing only 146 receiving yards and 1 touchdown all season.

Fourth-year offensive tackle Ryan Clady is working to stay in the starting lineup with a knee injury. He has not missed any games yet this season.

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Minnesota Vikings Injury Report, Week 13: Adrian Peterson Ruled Out, Percy Harvin Misses Practice

For the second straight day, the Minnesota Vikings were without two of their big play makers in practice. The offensive keystone, RB Adrian Peterson, continues to miss time with an ankle injury and, according to NFL.com, the Vikes have ruled out their top running back for Denver Broncos game. Peterson currently leads the Vikings with 872 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns.

And, in a surprise turn, the Vikings have suddenly listed WR Percy Harvin as questionable for the Broncos game. Harvin missed practice on Friday after practicing all week prior to Friday. He currently leads the Vikings with 554 receiving yards.

Returning to practice today, starting middle LB E.J. Henderson has been nursing his ailing shoulder after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but should play Sunday.

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Von Miller Injury Update: Denver Broncos LB Practicing, Could Still Play Sunday

The official Twitter account of the Denver Broncos announced some great news for Broncos fans on Friday afternoon:

LB Von Miller is participating at #Broncos practice today. 47 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto


Von Miller, who is struggling with a thumb injury this week, did not participate in practice on Wednesday. The outstanding rookie has started every game this year for the Broncos and has totaled an impressive 10.5 sacks through the first 11 games.

The No. 2 overall pick out of Texas A&M won the Butkis Award in college -- the most prestigious award for outstanding linebackers -- and he has since continued his streak of excellence in the NFL. Miller is tied for second on the team with 57 tackles and has also caused 2 fumbles and deflected 4 passes.

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Denver Broncos Injury Update: Willis McGahee, Eddie Royal Back In Practice

The official Denver Broncos twitter account has announced that running back Willis McGahee and wide receiver Eddie Royal both participated in practice on Thursday:

RB Willis McGahee and WR Eddie Royal are back at #Broncos practice today. 14 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto


Both McGahee and Royal missed practice on Wednesday. McGahee, who is undergoing a career resurgence in Denver, leads the team with 775 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns (tied with QB Tim Tebow 3 rushing TDs). McGahee also shares the lead among the team's running backs with a strong 4.8 yards per carry. He missed Wednesday's practice due to illness.

Meanwhile, Royal (toe) has started only 7 games this season, having missed three consecutive games earlier in the season. Royal is fourth among active Broncos receivers in yardage, trailing Eric Decker, Daniel Fells, and Matt Willis.

For more on this game, visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Vikings blog the Daily Norseman. For news from around the NFL, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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