Posted Sun Dec 26th by Monty
Down 17-0 in the third quarter to the Houston Texans, there were worried murmurings of the Denver Broncos suffering the first home shutout in their history.
Tim Tebow had other ideas.
In his home debut, the rookie quarterback seemed to channel the great John Elway, rallying the Broncos to a 24-23 victory over the Texans that — at least temporarily — did much to silence his numerous critics.
Tebow eluded sacks. Tebow escaped the pocket, gained first downs, and ran out of bounds when it precluded him to. Tebow completed passes of 21, 24, and 50 yards.
More impressively, Tebow shook off his first quarter mistakes and delivered a winning performance. Most impressively, Tebow executed a 74-yard fourth quarter drive, climaxed with a six-yard touchdown run, to give the Broncos their first lead of the game late in the fourth quarter.
Then Syd’Quan Thompson intercepted a tipped Matt Schaub pass, and the Broncos went on to win in Week 16 NFL action.
The win eliminates any talk of the Broncos claiming the #1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, but the need to draft Andrew Luck there seems to have disappeared. Broncos faithful just got their first true look at what could become of the Tim Tebow Era. It was a promising look, indeed.