By Matt Noonan
NFL’s week seven afternoon and early evening games were quite interesting, especially Denver-Miami, which featured 18-points in span of 12-15 minutes thanks to Broncos second year quarterback Tim Tebow, who rallied his team to their second win of the season against a gassed Dolphins defense.
“We have a lot of heart, and we have a lot of courage and we’re going to continue to fight to the end or we’re going to continue to believe – that’s my fault that we were in that position in the first place. I just got to play better in the first three quarters, so we don’t have to make that comeback in the fourth,” said Tebow after his team’s emotional victory.
Tebow (13-of-27, 161 yards) didn’t look great or spectacular, and neither did his opponent’s defense, who somehow allowed Denver to pile on 308-yards of total offense, and two touchdowns too. Although, many fans seemed quite amazed afterward that the young gunslinger somehow managed an epic comeback, despite failing to convert on a majority of the team’s third downs.
“There were several drives earlier in the game, I thought we had a lot of momentum and just either one thing – I either overthrow somebody or [took] a sack or something and we wouldn’t be able to convert on that third down. I felt the momentum the whole game, and it was just like, ‘man, it’s not happening, it’s not happening,’ [but] we just kept being positive on the sidelines and everybody was still believing and we kept fighting and I think we wanted it, we wanted it a lot at the end,” said Tebow.
The Broncos currently reside in the AFC West basement and will have to be at their best for the rest of the season, as well as Tebow, especially if they’d like to use this particular win to carry them forward.
“It means a lot [to win my first game this season],” said Tebow. “It’s just one game, it’s just one win and we got to get better, we got to get a lot better and improve and find a way to get a few more.”
“Tim’s a young player and is just going to get better, I saw him get better today, so hopefully he gets better by next week,” said Denver head coach John Fox.
We’ll see if the “Tebow Magic” can continue next weekend at Sports Authority Field at Mile High when the Broncos host the Detroit Lions.