Denver 18, Miami 15

Sunday, October 23, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 23, 2011
WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 77°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Clete Blakeman
ATTENDANCE: 63800

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Denver 0 0 0 15 3 18
Miami 0 6 0 9 0 15

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 2-4 1-2 1-2 W1
Miami 0-6 0-3 0-3 L6

Recap

Matt Prater’s 52-yard field goal in overtime capped an improbable rally as Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos kept the host Miami Dolphins winless with an 18-15 victory Sunday for the franchise's 400th victory.

The Broncos tied the game with 17 seconds left as Tebow ran for a two-point conversion, which followed his 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Daniel Fells.
 
Tebow’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas with 2:44 left made it 15-7 and the Broncos recovered the ensuing onside kick to set up Tebow’s final drive.
 
Linebacker D.J. Williams’ sack, forced fumble and recovery at the Miami 36 set up Prater’s kick.
 
Miami (0-6) lost its ninth straight game and fell for the 12th time in its last 13 home contests. Tebow was sacked seven times by the Dolphins, who entered the game with eight on the season.
 
Tebow, who was making his first start of the season, finished 13-of-27 passing for 161 yards and rushed for 65 yards.
 
Denver (2-4), which rushed for a season-high 183 yards, snapped a four-game losing streak and a seven-game slide at Miami.
 
Matt Moore’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano on the first play of the fourth quarter gave Miami a 12-0 lead. It also snapped a streak of 10 quarters without a touchdown for the Dolphins.
 
It was the first game this season that didn’t feature a third-down conversion (0 for 11) in the first half. Miami’s first conversion didn’t occur until the third quarter while Denver didn’t convert until there was 4:35 left in the game.
 
The 2009 Florida Gators national championship team, quarterbacked by Tebow, was honored at halftime.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Denver   Miami
Willis McGahee Player Daniel Thomas
18 Attempts 19
76 Yards 53
4.2 Avg Yards 2.8
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 14
Receiving
Denver   Miami
Matthew Willis Player Brandon Marshall
1 Receptions 6
42 Yards 61
42.0 Avg Yards 10.2
0 Touchdowns 0
42 Long 16

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Denver 308 177 131 2 1 0 4.0 1
Miami 267 94 173 1 3 0 6.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Broncos have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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