Broncos Vs. Dolphins: Tim Tebow Struggles Early But Rallies Late As Broncos Win In OT

Tim Tebow makes his starting debut this season for the Denver Broncos in Miami on Sunday. The Dolphins are still looking for their first win.

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Willis McGahee Injury Update: Fractured Hand Could Sideline Broncos RB

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee was sidelined during Sunday's thriller in Miami, and it looks like the Broncos could be without the resurgent running back for a few weeks. McGahee left the game in the third quarter with a hand injury and x-rays have indicated he suffered a fracture. McGahee had 18 rushes for 76 yards when he left the game. Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball rushed 13 times for 42 yards in his absence.

At this point we do not know how much time Willis McGahee will miss. McGahee will need to figure out if he can rush with a cast on his hand. If he can handle the ball while wearing a cast, it is entirely possible he plays this week. The team will look to get a cast on his hand as soon as possible if they have not already, and test it out over the next day or two. The Broncos will issue their first practice participation report on Wednesday, at which point we'll have a better handle on this.

If McGahee is unable to play, or is limited on Sunday, Knowshon Moreno would get the start in his place in spite of apparently being in John Fox's dog house. Lance Ball would operate as his primary backup.

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Tim Tebow Leads Denver Broncos To Victory But Plenty Of Room For Improvement Remains

Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to an 18-15 overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins. He accomplished his offensive performance in the final five minutes of regulation. In the other 55 minutes, Tebow was playing in the territory we saw Donovan McNabb was in earlier this season and even Kyle Orton before he was benched two weeks ago.

While the popular story might be to concentrate on those final five minutes of regulation and then Matt Prater's game-winning field goal in overtime, more attention should be paid to Tebow's performance before then. As Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter points out, Tebow was 4-of-14 for 40 yards in the first 55 minutes or so. After that he was 9-of-13 for 121 yards and two touchdown passes. If we return to the former starts for a second, at one point Tebow was even worse than that. He had two net passing yards as a result of numerous sacks, a total of seven by the end of the game.

The Broncos can't live and die by Tim Tebow showing up in the final couple minutes of the game to bail them out. He and his coaches will need to work on making him a better quarterback earlier in the game.

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Brandon Marshall Fantasy: Dolphins WR Has A Slow Day Against Broncos

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall once again drew plenty targets from quarterback Matt Morre, but he ended the day with just 6 receptions for 61 yards and no touchdowns on 9 targets.

Marshall entered Week 7 with 28 receptions for 422 yards but just one touchdown. He previously caught a touchdown pass in Week 2's loss to the Houston Texans. In a losing effort against the New York Jets, Marshall picked up six receptions for 109 yards, all while going up against Darrelle Revis. One of those receptions was for a season-long of 46 yards, helping out in leagues that offer bonus points for receptions over 20 yards. Marshall's 15.1 yards per catch is better than his 12.4 yards average.

For more on Marshall's matchup, visit our Dolphins blog The Phinsider and our Broncos blog Mile High Report. Follow all the action from Week 7 at SB Nation NFL, and get your fantasy questions answered on Twitter by @SBNationFantasy.

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NFL Scores Week 7, Broncos Vs. Dolphins: Tim Tebow Leads Comeback, Denver Wins In Overtime

Tim Tebow led a stirring comeback in his first Broncos start this season, and Miami remained winless after losing in overtime to Denver.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Touchdown, Two-Point Conversion Sends Game To Overtime

Though it looked like he might, Tim Tebow did not disappoint the Florida fans who turned out to see him play against the Dolphins in South Florida today. Trailing by a score of 15-0, Tebow put the Broncos on the board with a touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the fourth quarter. One recovered onside kick later, Tim Tebow and the Broncos tied the game and sent it to overtime.

With less than a minute left on the clock, Tebow hit tight end Daniels Fells on a short pass to his right, which Fells ran in for the touchdown. That made the score 15-13, and Denver went for the two-point conversion.

For some odd reason, the Dolphins defense seemed to have no idea that Tebow might run the ball on the two-point conversion play. He did, and the Broncos tied the Dolphins to send the game to overtime.

Denver missed two field goals earlier in the game.

Here’s video of Tebow’s second touchdown and the two-point conversion.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Puts Denver On The Board With Touchdown Pass

After disappointing for most of the afternoon, Tim Tebow picked things up in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins. Tebow connected on a five-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas, cutting the Dolphins lead to 15-7 with just over three minutes to play in the game. Here is the video of Tebow’s touchdown pass.

That touchdown came after Tebow hit Broncos wide receiver Matt Willis for a 42-yard pass to put Denver inside the red zone, trips inside the 20-yard line being something of a rarity in this game.

Tebow is eight for 19 with 111 passing yards and a touchdown in this game. He has 61 yards rushing on seven carries so far.

This is Tebow’s second passing touchdown of the season. Prior to this game, Tebow was four for ten with 79 yards and a touchdown, in very limited work this year. He replaced Kyle Orton in Denver’s week 5 game against San Diego.

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Daniel Thomas Fantasy: Quiet Day For Dolphins RB

Miami Dolphins rookie running back Daniel Thomas has been a key part of a Dolphins offense that could charitably be described as terrible today. Through the first half, Thomas has 21 rushing yards on four carries. He also has two catches for no receiving yards. 

Thomas was projected to be one of the better rookie running backs in the NFL in 2011, and he's lived up to that billing so far — when able to go, anyway. He has 249 yards in his three games this season, and had 107 and 95 yards in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively. The issue for Thomas is health: he missed Weeks 3 and 4 with a hamstring injury, then struggled against the Jets, gaining just 47 yards on 15 carries.

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Eric Decker Fantasy: No Catches Yet For Broncos WR

Count Denver Broncos wide receiver among those who might be longing for another answer at quarterback. Decker has yet to catch a single pass in today's game against the Dolphins. That might not entirely be Deckers fault. With Tim Tebow making his first start of the season at quarterback, the Broncos have passed just five times in this game, and Tebow has completed just three of those attempts, two to running backs. 

Decker had entered the 2011 season as a fantasy football sleeper and he rewarded those who took a chance on him with early returns. Though he hasn't matched his punt return touchdown against the Oakland Raiders, Decker moved into the starting lineup in Week 2 following Brandon Lloyd's injury and exploded for five receptions, 113 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He came back two games later with two touchdown receptions against the Packers.

For more on Decker's matchup, visit our Broncos blog Mile High Report and our Dolphins blog The Phinsider. Follow all the action from Week 7 at SB Nation NFL, and get your fantasy questions answered on Twitter by @SBNationFantasy.

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VIDEO: Tim Tebow Doing What He Does He Best

Things are turning downright ugly in South Florida. The Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins are locked in a battle of the barely competent, with Miami maintaining a slight lead on the scoreboard. Tim Tebow did offer a little something for the highlights today, breaking off a 21-yard run, breaking a few tackles in the process.

Here’s the video of Tebow’s scramble.

Unfortunately for Tebow, he fumbled the ball three plays later. It was recovered by the Broncos, who promptly punted it away with the clock ticking on the first half.

Through two quarters, Tebow has 38 rushing yards on six carries. In the passing game, the Broncos quarterback is just three for five with 24 yards.

Miami leads the Broncos by a score of 6-0 at halftime. Tebow and the 2008 Florida national championship team was honored at the game today, in front of a winless Dolphins and very few fans in the stadium.

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VIDEO: Miami Converts Willis McGahee Fumble Into Three Points, Barely

Miami converted a Willis McGahee fumble into a field goal, giving them a 6-0 lead over the Denver Broncos.

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Eddie Royal Status Update: Broncos WR Active Vs. Dolphins, Demaryius Thomas To Start

Denver Broncos wide receiver Eddie Royal returns to the lineup from injury and Eric Decker permanently moves into Brandon Lloyd's spot.  Demaryius Thomas might have played in the 2011 earlier than Week 7 had he not broken his pinky finger before the first game of the season. But he appears ready to take the field on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins and will start as quarterback Tim Tebow will have a completely different receiving corps since the last Broncos game.

Thomas tore his Achilles tendon back in February and used his time during the NFL lockout to work his way back from the injury. He was ahead of schedule during training camp and was ready to make his way through practice before the broken finger.

For more on Thomas and this match up, visit our Broncos blog Mile High Report and our Dolphins blog The Phinsider. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Fantasy Football Week 7: Sleepers Include Tim Tebow and DeMarco Murray

Here's a list of some sleepers that could help your fantasy football team in Week 7 of the 2011 NFL season.

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Willis McGahee Status Update: Denver Broncos RB Has Sore Back, But Probable Against Miami Dolphins

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee missed Thursday's practice with a sore back, but he is listed as probable for Sunday's road game against the Miami Dolphins. He returned on Friday with a full practice and should shoulder the load for the Broncos once again.

While McGahee was expected to be the goal line back for the Broncos in 2011, Knowshon Moreno failed to maintain his hold as the starter, partly due to injury and other parts ineffectiveness. McGahee has had three 100-plus yard rushing games this season, including two straight. However, the Dolphins have the No. 12 rush defense this season, allowing 106.8 yards.

With Tim Tebow starting at quarterback, Dolphins defenders might be scrambling all day long, giving McGahee a few chances.

For more on McGahee and this matchup, visit our Broncos blog Mile High Report and our Dolphins blog The Phinsider. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Broncos Vs. Dolphins: TV Schedule, Game Time, Announcers And More

Tim Tebow makes his starting debut this season for the Denver Broncos in Miami on Sunday. The Dolphins are still looking for their first win.

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Brandon Marshall Status Update: Dolphins WR Will Start, Be Targeted A Lot

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall is dealing with a quad injury, but is expected to start and play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is expected to shadow Marshall in the game, but that shouldn't change how often Marshall is targeted.

Last week against the New York Jets and Darrelle Revis shadowing Marshall, quarterback Matt Moore still threw to Marshall 14 times. If you have Marshall on your team, he should be in your starting line up especially in PPR leagues. You should expect Moore to throw at Marshall often. Whether Marshall catches the football or not is the question, considering he had a number of drops on Monday night, including at least one touchdown.

For more on Marshall and his match up with the Broncos, check out SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider, and our Broncos blog, Mile High ReportFor more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Reggie Bush Injury Update: Dolphins RB Back To "Change Of Pace" Role

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush is expected to play with a groin and neck injury. Bush suffered a neck injury last week against the New York Jets, but will be expected to play on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Bush started the season as the Dolphins feature running back but with the emergence of Daniel Thomas, he's been relegated to a change of pace back.

This change shouldn't come as much of a shock and most are wondering why the Dolphins brass thought Bush, who'd never shown the ability to be a feature back, could be. Bush is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry on the season and hasn't been much of a factor in the Dolphins passing game.

For more on Bush and his match up with the Broncos, check out SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider, and our Broncos blog, Mile High ReportFor more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Daniel Thomas Status Update: Dolphins RB Expected To Start

Miami Dolphins rookie running back Daniel Thomas seems to have taken the starting running back position from Reggie Bush. Thomas has been dealing with a hamstring injury all year, but in the two games in which he was "healthy" he showed the ability to be a feature back, averaging over 4 yards per carry in both games and catching the ball out of the backfield.

Thomas is listed as probable this week in the Dolphins game against the Broncos, but is expected to start and get the majority of the carries. In his last three appearances Thomas is averaging 20 touches and 83 rushing yards per game. He's averaging 4.4 yards per carry on the season and will be facing a squishy Broncos run defense.

For more on Thomas and his match up with the Broncos, check out SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider, and our Broncos blog, Mile High ReportFor more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

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Tim Tebow's Broncos Won't Be Blacked Out In Miami

The Dolphins organization have decided to pick up the slack and agreed to buy any remaining tickets to avert a television blackout in South Florida.

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NFL Picks And Predictions Week 7: Broncos Vs. Dolphins

The Broncos will attempt to keep the Dolphins winless this season.

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NFL Odds And Lines Week 7: Broncos Vs. Dolphins

The Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins will meet on Sunday as they both attempt to get themselves out of the basement of their respective divisions.

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