Posted Mon Nov 28th by Jon Heath
Since he watched two of his turnovers returned for touchdowns in a 45-10 blowout loss against the Detroit Lions in Week 8, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has been spotless in the turnover category.
Over the past four weeks, Tebow has scored six touchdowns and thrown zero interceptions, being sacked just three times. Additionally, it appears that Tebow has — although just slightly — improved as a passing quarterback.
On Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, Tebow was 9-of-18 (50% completion percentage) for 143 yards and a beautiful 18-yard touchdown pass to receiver Eric Decker. The fact that Tebow properly set his feet and was throwing from the pocket on the score makes it all the more encouraging.
The Broncos offense has been on a roll in recent weeks, running teams into the ground. Denver ranks first in the league in rushing and with Tebow showing improvement as a passer, the offense has been able to do just enough to win four consecutive games through the month of November.
Veteran running back Willis McGahee notched his fifth 100-yard rushing performance of the year on Sunday, when he rushed 23 times for 117 yards. McGahee is on pace to rush for 1,240 yards this season — which would be the first time in six years that a Broncos running back has topped the 1,000 yard mark in a single season.
Complementing Denver’s clock and field position dominating offense and special teams is the Broncos defense, which has allowed an average of just 15 points a game over the past four weeks. Defensive end Elvis Dumervil and outside linebacker Von Miller have recorded 7.5 combined sacks in the same time period.
Winning games by showing improvement in all three phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams) each week is a proven formula for success in the NFL. The question is, how far can these Broncos go?