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.
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