Willis McGahee on brink of 1,000-yard season

Broncos running back Willis McGahee needs only 10 yards rushing Saturday at Buffalo for the fourth 1,000-yard season of his NFL career. His opportunity will come against the Bills, the team that made him a first-round pick in the 2003 draft.

McGahee was asked Wednesday what his memories of Buffalo are. "Got drafted there," he said. "It was a good time in my life. I was happy."
The Broncos will be happy if McGahee's sore hamstring continues to feel better. McGahee was limited in Tuesday's practice but was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

McGahee's emergence as the Broncos' top tailback has fueled their recent run. The Broncos are 4-1 in games when McGahee has had at least 20 carries. Two of the team's biggest losses were Oct. 30 against Detroit (when McGahee didn't play after hand surgery) and Sunday against New England (when he had only two carries in the second half because of the hamstring problem.

"I treat it the same way I have in the past," McGahee said. "If I can get it going, I get it going. If I can't, I can't do nothing about it."

McGahee hasn't had a 1,000-yard season since 2007 with the Ravens. He rushed for a career-high 1,247 yards in 2005 with the Bills.

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