Wrap-up: Broncos 24, Bengals 22

September, 18, 2011
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A look at the Broncos' 24-22 win over the Bengals.

What it means: There’s a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West. The Denver Broncos were the only team in the division to win in Week 2. Now, Denver, Oakland and San Diego are tied for place at 1-1. The Broncos will take it.

Tomorrow’s talker: Tim Tebow hits the field -- as a receiver. Denver entered the game thin at the position with Brandon Lloyd and Demaryius Thomas out. When Eddie Royal went out with a groin injury, the reserve quarterback went in as a slot receiver. It was an emergency, but the home folks got to see their man.

Trending: Denver second-year receiver Eric Decker is becoming a playmaker. He scored two touchdowns ended up with five catches for 113 yards. He had a punt return for a score last week. The 2010 third-round pick is becoming a valuable player.

What’s next: The Broncos play at Tennessee next week. If they can get some of their defensive players back, the Broncos could compete in that game.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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