Denver Broncos running back Lance Ball (35) runs for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first quarter of an of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

Photo by: Barry Gutierrez

Denver Broncos running back Lance Ball (35) runs for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the first quarter of an of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)