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Correll Buckhlater likely will start against the Colts Sunday
In the first two games of the season the Broncos have rushed for only 154 yards. They rank 27 in the NFL, and are last in yards per carry, a meager 2.4. This must improve against the Colts to keep Peyton Manning off the field.
This will be no small task since the Broncos lost last year's No. 1 draft pick, Knowshon Moreno, this week to a pulled left hamstring injury. Correll Buckhalter will likely start against the Colts, but he only has 34 yards rushing in 17 attempts in the first two games of the season. He has a touchdown and a fumble thus far.
The Broncos might also play the newly acquired Laurence Maroney who is probable for Sunday's game and Andre Brown, a second year running back, acquired from the New York Giants who was signed from the practice squad this week.
The Broncos must move the ball at the line of scrimmage if they want to avoid long third down situations and give Kyle Orton a chance to sustain long drives. One of their running back must step up.