Tim Tebow did it again. The Broncos quarterback helped lead his team to victory for the sixth time in seven starts. Much like his other wins, the second-year quarterback struggled to produce in the first half before doing enough to win the game in the second half.
After his offense was shutout in the first half by the Vikings, Tebow led his squad to 28 points in the second half. Facing 8-man tightly-packed boxes, Tebow beat the Vikings by passing. He was 10-15 for 202 yards and two touchdown passes. His four rushing attempts for 13 yards were both season lows. That was a surprise to the well-prepared Minnesota defense.
“He lit us up,” Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen admitted after the loss. “I can’t say nothing about that. We didn’t let him run. I guess that’s a plus. I would’ve bet my paycheck that he would not have beat us passing the football.”
Tebow managed to do just that, and it’s embarrassing for the Vikings defense. The truth is that you need an 8-man box to stop Tebow from running, the way Minnesota did. They still weren’t able to stop Willis McGahee, however, who ran for 111 yards on 20 carries. And Tim took advantage of busted coverages to find the open man. Just like Allen said, Tebow beat the Vikings by passing. If he can continue to pass well against teams that take away the run, he’ll be extremely difficult to stop, and so will the Broncos.
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