Broncos at Vikings Week 13 Capsule

BRONCOS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   7-5
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 1-1 Frazier: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 16-13 (OT) at Chargers L 24-14 at Falcons
LAST GAME 12/30/07: Vikings 19 at Broncos 22 (OT). Denver K Jason Elam converts game-winning 30-yard FG in OT after Minnesota erases 19-3 4th-quarter deficit to force extra session.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/19/03: Vikings 28, Broncos 20. Minnesota QB Daunte Culpepper passes for 277 yards & 2 TDs as Vikings take 28-10 lead into 4th quarter & thwart late Denver comeback attempt.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Den.), 125 (Min.). XM: 233 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING Tebow: 65-143-852-8-1-80.5 Ponder (R): 92-169-1,141-6-6-72.6
RUSHING McGahee: 162-775-4.8-3 Peterson: 186-872-4.7-11 (T1L)
RECEIVING Decker: 37-527-14.2-8 (T2C) Harvin: 51-554-10.9-2
OFFENSE 312.8 314.9
TAKE/GIVE -4 +1
DEFENSE 355.3 357.8
SACKS Miller (R): 10.5 (1C) J. Allen: 13.5 (2L)
INTs Bailey: 2 Sanford: 2
PUNTING Colquitt: 47.6 Kluwe: 44.8
KICKING Prater: 61 (22/22 PAT; 13/18 FG) Longwell: 64 (25/25 PAT; 13/17 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: Club aims for 5th consecutive win…Broncos are 1st team since ’08 Dolphins to win 3 straight games in single season while scoring fewer than 20 points in each game…Club is 4-2 on road in ’11…QB TIM TEBOW is 5-1 as starter in ’11 with 9 TDs (7 TD passes, 2 rush TDs). Has 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 107.8 rating in 4th quarter this season. Tebow leads AFC QBs with 455 rush yards. Tebow is 4-0 as starter on road with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 95.4 rating…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE posted his 5th 100-yard game of season last week (101, 103, 125, 163, 117)…WR ERIC DECKER has 8 TD catches in past 10 games. Decker attended Univ. of Minnesota…Last week, rookie LB VON MILLER (10.5) surpassed MIKE CROEL (10 in 1991) for most sacks by Denver rookie since ’82. Miller (10.5) needs 2 sacks to tie LESLIE O’NEAL (12.5 in ’86) & SIMEON RICE (12.5 in ’96) for 3rd-most sacks by rookie since ’82…LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 5.5 sacks in past 4 games…VIKINGS: Rookie QB CHRISTIAN PONDER had career-high 103.1 rating last week, completing 17 of 25 (68 pct.) for 186 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs. Has 2+ TDs in both home starts…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 20 rush TDs in 18 games vs. AFC. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads all players with 6,654 rush yards & 63 rush TDs. Has 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6 & aims for 7th in row with TD. In 35 career home games, has rushed for 3,710 yards (106 per game) & 34 TDs…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN was college teammate of Den. QB Tebow at Florida & won 2008 BCS National Champ. Harvin is only player in NFL with rush, rec. & return TD in each of past 2 seasons. Last week had 8 catches for 95 yards & TD (39 yards) & had 104-yard KR. WR MICHAEL JENKINS is averaging 16.8 yards per catch (6 catches, 101 yards) in career vs. Den. TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE has 1st down or TD on 75.9 pct. of catches (22 of 29)…DE JARED ALLEN has 23.5 sacks in past 20, incl. 12 in past 9. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 96.5 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY had FF in last meeting. DT KEVIN WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with sack.

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