Yes, you didn't misread that headline. It happened. Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow didn't just complete another pass in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He threw a 59-yard touchdown pass. The pass, to wide receiver Eric Decker, put the Broncos up 17-7, and they would eventually win 17-10 after giving up a last-minute field goal.
You would've expected the Broncos to have a seriously tough time today after losing both Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno to injuries, but Tebow and third-string running back Lance Ball were enough given how well Denver's defense played. Tebow completed only two passes during the entire game, throwing the ball only eight times, but one of those completions was a true game-changer.
In the midst of the fourth quarter, the Chiefs appeared to be mounting a comeback against the Broncos as their running game began to sputter. Looking at a third-and-10 at their own 44, Tebow managed to find Decker on the right side of the field, who took it all the way to the end zone for a touchdown in front of the stunned Chiefs crowd.
That put the Broncos up 17-7, and the defense was able to handle things from there. The Broncos forced the Chiefs into consecutive three-and-outs following the Tebow touchdown pass. Things got bad enough that Kansas City benched starting quarterback Matt Cassel in favor of back-up Tyler Palko, who actually led the Chiefs to a field goal on the game's final drive.
The win bumps Denver to 4-5 on the year, putting them in a stunning three-way tie for second place in the AFC West. The Oakland Raiders currently lead the division at 5-4 on the year, while the Broncos, Chiefs and San Diego Chargers are all tied with identical 4-5 records.
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