Fans came to Sports Authority Field in Denver eager to display their best "Tebow" after what they hoped would be a huge win for the Broncos.
Instead, the natural order of things was restored, and the Lions proved why they are a team that has ascended to the upper echelon in the NFL and the Broncos are still a major contender for the top overall pick in 2012.
The Denver Broncos saw firsthand what three bad quarters of football against a good team can look like, which is in stark contrast to how it unfolded last week. Like clockwork, the Denver offense showed signs of life later in the fourth quarter with a Tebow touchdown pass to Decker, but it was far too little too late in this game.
Here are four more things that we learned about the Broncos after this crushing loss to the Lions.