Posted: Jan 6, 2012 1:37 AM by Lee Douglas
Updated: Jan 6, 2012 1:53 AM
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Broncos boast the best running game in the NFL.
The numbers are a bit deceiving, though. They pile up yards on the ground but not points.
The Broncos led the league with a 164.5-yard average and set a franchise mark with 2,632 yards rushing. Yet, they ran for just 11 touchdowns, including six by scrambling quarterback Tim Tebow and four by resurgent running back Willis McGahee.
And they're unbalanced.
While the Broncos run roughshod over opponents, their passing game is 31st in the league, better only than Jacksonville's abysmal attack.
That's something the Broncos (8-8) trust can be remedied Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4) in a first-round playoff game.
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