Despite the Denver Broncos having a good amount of success rushing the ball against the New England Patriots, Denver RB Willis McGahee struggled to make an impact because of a lingering injury. While McGahee did rush for 70 yards on just seven carries, his touches were limited because of a leg injury. In his place, Lance Ball managed 11 rushes for 64 yards and a TD.
McGahee also was limited by the early deficit the Broncos faced. With New England leading by 11 points at the half, the Broncos were forced to rely on Tim Tebow and the passing game to try and rally. With the Broncos trailing by double-digits in each of the past two weeks, McGahee has seen his touches reduced.
McGahee and the Broncos will face a favorable matchup next Sunday when they travel to Buffalo. The Bills rushing defense ranks 25th in the NFL in opponents rushing yards per game, with the defense allowing an average of 130.7 ypg.
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