The Denver Broncos might take a blow to their playoff chances if running back Willis McGahee turns out to have a severe injury. He is scheduled to have his hamstring looked over on Monday to determine the extent of the issue, according to the Denver Post.
McGahee left the first half of the game with what was described as a leg injury. He was seen on the sidelines receiving treatment and that his return was probable. He had rushed for 59 yards on five carries before exiting the game. His probable return didn't happen until the start of the second half, and then he only had two more carries for 11 yards.
Lance Ball was the main running back, carrying the ball 11 times for 64 yards. Tim Tebow was the team's leading rusher with 12 carries for 93 yards and two scores. Had McGahee been healthy the entire game, maybe the Broncos offense would have been able to keep up the Patriots'.