Tebow leads Broncos to victory over Jets at Mile High

A little more than a month ago, new head coach John Fox made a bold move by sitting veteran quarterback Kyle Orton in favor of fan favorite Tim Tebow. Even though the consensus was that Tebow had no ability to throw the football consistently well and would never be a solid starting quarterback in the NFL, the move was made and there has been no turning back since then as the second-year quarterback out of Florida has led the Denver Broncos to four wins in five games.

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Coming into Week 11, the Broncos had a short week as they were set to face off against a very good New York Jets squad on Thursday night football. Despite the Jets defense being amongst the elite in the NFL this season, the Broncos were confident that they could get the win in the Mile High City and continue to put pressure on the three other teams in the AFC West division.

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Obviously, most people believe that the New York Jets would bounce back from the loss to the arch division rival New England Patriots in Week 11 and get back in the race for the AFC East division title, but that wasn’t the case as the Jets had no answer for Tim Tebow and the new-look offense of the Broncos.

There is no question that John Fox would love to have a potent offense through the air and turn Tim Tebow into the next John Elway in the Mile High City, but that just isn’t going to happen with Tebow continuing to struggle in the passing game. Even though Tebow can’t really pass all that well, the up-and-coming quarterback can scramble and make plays like no other quarterback in the NFL can.

With that being said, the Denver Broncos’ coaching staff still has a lot of faith in the former Heisman trophy winner and for good reason as he continues to win football games in his own way. At this point in time, there is no doubting the fact that Tebow is the starting quarterback and that he gives this team the best chance to win every single week, but the Jets’ defense was going to be a tough challenge for the two-time BCS champion.

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The first half of this Thursday night football game was a battle of defenses as neither team was getting it done offensively. With just one field goal for each team heading into halftime (3-3), the Broncos were in the running for a win in Week 11, but everyone was waiting for the Jets’ offense to blow up.

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Unfortunately for New York, that never happened as Mark Sanchez struggled all night long and the Jets’ running game was non-existent. The Jets did get a touchdown on the board in the third quarter with a fumble recovery at the one-yard line, but that was countered by an interception return for a touchdown by Andre Goodman (26 yards).

In the fourth quarter, the Denver Broncos started to get going with Tim Tebow flipping the switch like he always seems to do at the end of games as he finished off the Jets with a game-winning 20-yard touchdown run that put the Broncos over the top, 17-13.

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