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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wrap-up: Jets 24, Broncos 20

By Bill Williamson

A look at a game Denver could have easily won:

What does it mean: The Broncos are in a three-way tie for last place in the AFC West at 2-4. Denver played very well in this game and would have won had it not commited a pass-interference penalty on fourth down with less than two minutes to go in the game.

Tomorrow’s talker: Tebow takes his mark. Playing for the first time since Week 1, rookie backup quarterback Tim Tebow scored on a 5-yard touchdown run, sparking Denver’s red zone offense. Tebow had six carries for 23 yards. This may not be an every game occurrence for Denver, but Tebow showed he can be a weapon as a rookie.

Trending: Denver had 145 yards on 37 carries, which is not great. But it was progress for a team that was averaging 55 yards a game on the ground. Second-year running back Knowshon Moreno came back after missing three games with a hamstring injury. He was decent with 48 yards on 12 carries.

What’s next: Denver hosts Oakland in a game both teams need to win very badly.