The 17-13 victory was far from pretty, in fact it was quite unorthodox but Tebow found a way to win. More importantly, the Denver Broncos rallied around Tebow and found a way to beat the Jets.
Thursday night's game was a completely defensive battle between two solid defenses, however New York's defense was unable to come through in Denver's game-winning drive which resulted in a Tebow 20-yard game-winning touchdown run.
Tebow finished with 104 passing yards while completing only nine of his 20 passes. He did not turn the ball over though, which is what good quarterbacks do well. On the ground, he was kept in check throughout the game but did finish with 68 rushing yards on eight carries and the game-winning touchdown.
For the majority of the game, Tebow and Denver struggled to get anything started. That all changed with 5:54 left in the game when Denver went on offense on their five-yard line. Going 95 yards seemed almost impossible at that point, in fact just getting into field goal range to kick a tying field goal seemed impossible as well—but Tebow proved all his doubters wrong and silenced the critics.
At the 5:54 mark, Denver's coaching staff finally let Tebow do what he does best. For most of the drive, the Broncos came out in shot-gun, spread formations with short-to-intermediate passing plays mixed in with some power QB isos.
On the final drive, Tebow completed three of his five passes for 35 yards while running for 57 yards, including the 20-yard game-winner.
While watching Denver move the ball down field, you could sense that something magical was happening—and it did.
Entering Thursday night's game, it was almost like no one was giving Tebow and the Broncos a chance—but I did.
I will admit that what Tebow does is not traditional and at times it's pretty ugly—but it works. All I can say is that whatever he does, it's what Tim Tebow does—there's nothing much more to it.
With the improbable victory over the New York Jets, the Broncos now improve to 5-5 while the Jets fall to 5-5. We can easily make the assumption that these are two teams that are heading in complete opposite directions.
As Denver improves to 5-5 and are slowly crawling back into the AFC playoff picture, Tebow is now 4-1 as a starter this season.
This is the time to start believing. What Tebow and the Broncos did against the Jets was nothing short of amazing—it was something that none of us have ever seen in our lifetime, as this kind of smash-mouth football, single wing-esque hasn't been played at the professional level since the 1950s.
All I have to say is that Tebow magic exists and it's time to start Tebowing!
Tebow! Tebow! Tebow!
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