Tim Tebow made his first start of the 2011 season for the Denver Broncos last week and led his team to a dramatic comeback win over the Miami Dolphins. This week, the Broncos host the 5-2 Detroit Lions, who figure to present a bigger challenge. But while the Lions look the part of a playoff team at this point in the season, they've had their struggles of late--two losses in a row and key injuries to running back Jahvid Best and quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Vegas still expects the Lions to win this game, though; according to Odds Shark, Detroit is a 3-1/2 point favorite over Denver, and the over/under has been set at 44-1/2 points. The Broncos most likely will not have to contend with Best, who is expected to miss Sunday's game with a concussion. Stafford is day-to-day with an ankle sprain and his status remains up in the air.
In any case, Denver is going to need Tebow to start a little faster this time around.