Posted Sun Sep 18th by Monty
Ladies and gentlemen, your newest Denver Broncos wide receiver: Tim Tebow.
Seriously. The backup QB took several snaps lined up wide Sunday as the Broncos were forced to get creative to deal with a seemingly insurmountable number of injuries.
But they surmounted it (is that a word?).
Brandon Lloyd and Demaryius Thomas were ruled out before kickoff (along with three other Broncos starters), and Eddie Royal went down in the first quarter, leaving the Broncos with only Eric Decker and Matthew Willis at receiver.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. The running game carried the offense, with Willis McGahee eclipsing 100 yards rushing. But the defense won the game. The Cincinnati Bengals had two late fourth quarter drives to make their needed game-winning field goal.
The defense held when it mattered. Jonathan Wilhite and Robert Ayers registered the crucial sack and QB pressure respectively, and the Broncos fought through adversity. The Broncos won. They move to 1-1.
Think about it — months removed from the Josh McDaniels‘ pass-happy era, a running game and defense carried the Broncos to victory. Nice gritty win by the Broncos. Now get healthy and get ready for Tennessee!