Tebow Time: By the numbers

January, 12, 2012
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A reader requested to see a list of NFL records that Denver quarterback Tim Tebow or the team has set since he took over as the starter in Week 7. Thanks to ESPN Stats & Information, here are the major records that have been set since Tebow took over:

Week 7

Broncos 18, Dolphins 15 (OT)

FROM ELIAS: It was the first time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that a team won a game when trailing by more than 14 points with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.

Week 11

Broncos 17, Jets 13

FROM ELIAS: Tim Tebow’s 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Broncos a 17–13 victory over the Jets in Denver. It was the longest game-winning TD run by a quarterback in the final minute of the fourth quarter in NFL history.

Week 12

Broncos 16, Chargers 13 (OT)

Most rushes by a QB in a game since merger

Tim Tebow, 22, 2011

Bobby Douglass, 19, 1973

Bobby Douglass, 16, 1974

FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Tim Tebow completed 9 of 18 passes and gained 67 yards on 22 carries in the Broncos’ 16–13 overtime win at San Diego. In a performance reminiscent of the NFL of the 1940s, Tebow became the first player to throw more than 15 passes and carry more than 15 times in the same game since New York Titans quarterback Al Dorow did it against Buffalo in 1960. That was the first season of play for the American Football League.

Wild-card round

Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard TD on the first play of overtime against the Steelers in their wild-card playoff game, the longest overtime TD in postseason history and the shortest overtime period in NFL history (11 seconds). Tebow finished with 316 passing yards on 10 completions, the third-most yards per completion (31.6) by a QB to complete 10 passes in any game in NFL history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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