Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had a solid start last Sunday against the Houston Texans, passing for 308 yards, throwing a touchdown pass and rushing for one as well. He put up 22 points for those who started him over the weekend. Will he be able to repeat that this weekend against the San Diego Chargers?
On Monday, Nov. 22, the Chargers won a home game against the Broncos, 35-14. Then-starting quarterback Kyle Orton passed for only 218 yards and had one touchdown and one interception. The Chargers have the No. 1 pass defense and the No. 2 rush defense this week, so it doesn't appear to be a good game for Tim Tebow.
However, Cincinnati's Carson Palmer shredded the Chargers for four touchdowns and 269 passing yards last Sunday. The Chargers could experience another letdown following the team's elimination from the playoffs. And, after all, Tebow will continue to want to demonstrate that he should be the Broncos' long-term quarterback.
Just like last week, Tebow is a risky play, but the rewards will be plentiful if he turns things up.
Owners should also downgrade Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, who missed most of Sunday's game due to injured ribs. While he will likely be active on Sunday, Correll Buckhalter and Lance Ball are available options for interim coach Eric Studesville to use. Buckhalter had two touchdowns (one receiving, one rushing) against the Texans.