Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Ya gotta believe!"

The Mets' Tug McGraw coined the phrase "Ya gotta believe!" Well, that slogan may have moved west.

Denver trailed Chicago 10-0 late in the fourth quarter.

No problem!

Tebow threw for a TD to Demaryius Thomas. Score: 10-7

THEN he lead the Broncos j-u-s-t across midfield from which Matt Prater tried--and made--a 59-yard field goal to tie it a 10 as time ran out.

The Bears got the opening kickoff in the OT period and marched down the field. While in field goal range on the Denver 34 (Robbie Gould had already made a 57-yarder), Marion Barber fumbled and Denver recovered.

Tebow and the Broncos moved up field and eventually stopped at the Chicago 33-yard line. Prater came on and kicked a 51-yarder--a chip shot--for the win.

The kid who can't do anything has now lead his team to a 7-1 record in the eight games he has started. Today he was 21 of 40 for 236 yards and a TD. He also lead the team in rushing with 49 yards on 12 carries.

Four of the seven wins came on the last play of the game. Three were in OT (@Miami 18-15, @San Diego 16-13 and now at home vs Chicago 13-10). The 38-35 win against the Vikings came on a Prater field goal as time ran out, too. The 17-13 win over the Jets was a come from behind in the fourth quarter affair, too. They beat the Jets with a 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds--by Tim Tebow.

Less spectacular were the 38-24 win at Oakland (although the last 14 points came in the fourth quarter) and the 17-10 win at Kansas City (they actually lead that game going into the fourth quarter 10-7).

Denver, after starting the season 1-4, now leads the AFC West with a 8-5 record.

Right now, with Tebow and Prater, the Broncos are a tough foe. Especially since it seems they're getting some help from The Big Guy Upstairs.


threecollie said...

Not a fan of football, but I like and admire Tim Tebow. The first time I ever heard him speak he was accepting an award and his genuine humility and decency showed through in a way that is rarely seen in sports today. I am loving his success.

joated said...

He was just as humble after today's game in the interviews coming off the field. The gal reporter tried to get him to say something about how well he played and all he'd do is praise his receivers and appologize for not getting them the ball more often.

threecollie said...

I saw that interview...the boss likes him too and called me in to watch. I just love the way he is winning friends without even really setting out to do so.