Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee left Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with an injured leg and his return was probable. However, he didn't return to the game until the third quarter with the team losing, 27-16.
Before the injury, McGahee had five carries for 59 yards. He's had two carries for 11 yards for his returning, giving him 70 yards in total. The Broncos will need McGahee to establish that power running game in the second half to stay in this game. An 11 point deficit is by no means out of reach for the Broncos to overcome. However, Lance Ball's 64 yards so far just don't appear to be enough to tip things back in favor of the Broncos.
There is slightly over two minutes left in the third quarter.
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