What Tim Tebow – the Denver Broncos Quarterback who Dallas Cowboys’ Owner Jerry Jones once said he “couldn’t get on the field,” prior to the 2010 NFL Draft and the man who may have captured Lindsey Vonn’s heart – is doing is suddenly not funny. Under his leadership, the Broncos have earned six straight wins, the latest victim what’s left of the injured Chicago Bears, winning in overtime at home, 13 to 10. Here’s the final drive to victory
Tebow was 21 of 40 for 221 yards and 1 TD and 1 INT for the game. But for the part that mattered the most, the final drive, Tim was 3 of 4 for 26 yards, and ran three times for seven yards. That was all he needed to put Broncos Field Goal Kicker Matt Prater in position to hit a 51-yard field goal to win.
It was a game the Chicago Bears should have won. Even though Denver got off more plays (61 to 79) and more yards (245 to 345 for Denver), the Bears found themselves in position to win both during the game and in overtime. The Bears were ahead 10 to zip until Tebow and company managed to find the end zone, and tie the game 10-all with 2:08 left in regulation. Trouble is, Marion Barber, playing for the injured Matt Forte, coughed up the football at the Broncos 34 yard line, and with Chicago in position to score.
That’s when Tebow went to work to end the game.