4:05 PM ET, December 26, 2010
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
DENVER -- Tim Tebow won on several fronts Sunday.By rallying the Denver Broncos past the Houston Texans 24-23, the raw rookie from Florida secured not only his first victory as a pro but he won over the fans who have suffered through the franchise's worst slump in almost 40 years and were jeering the conservative play calling as the team trudged off the field at halftime."He definitely stepped up and gave the fans what they wanted," wide receiver Brandon Lloyd said. "And as a player, he gave us what we needed."More importantly, Tebow took Denver (4-11) out of the running for the No. 1 draft pick in April, which figures to be Stanford star quarterback Andrew Luck.
• Tim Tebow threw for 308 passing yards, marking his first career 300-yard passing game.
• Denver snapped its five-game losing streak. With the win, Denver is now 6-19 in its last 25 games overall.
• Arian Foster has 14 rushing touchdowns this season, which are the most rushing touchdowns in a single season in Texans history, passing Domanick Williams' 13 in 2004.
• Matt Schuab passed for 310 yards. He has now passed for 4,000 yards in back-to-back seasons.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Jacoby Jones caught five passes for 115 yards in place of Houston star receiver Andre Johnson (ankle). ... Arian Foster, the league's leading rusher, gained 91 yards on 19 carries and scored a TD. He had 135 yards from scrimmage, giving him 2,030 for the season as he joined Priest Holmes as the only undrafted players in NFL history to record at least 2,000.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.3||6.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||2:48||Arian Foster 3 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 91 yds, 3:11
|TD||11:51||Owen Daniels 3 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 86 yds, 3:42
|FG||0:26||Neil Rackers 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 37 yds, 3:42
|TD||13:03||Correll Buckhalter 6 Yard Run (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yds, 2:02
|FG||10:19||Neil Rackers 54 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 44 yds, 2:44
|FG||7:10||Steven Hauschka 27 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 71 yds, 3:08
|FG||2:38||Neil Rackers 57 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 42 yds, 4:32
|TD||11:05||Correll Buckhalter 23 Yard Pass From Tim Tebow (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 74 yds, 6:39
|TD||3:11||Tim Tebow 6 Yard Run (Steven Hauschka Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 76 yds, 4:40
Tim Tebow completed 6-of-7 attempts for 99 yards and a touchdown on screen passes against the Texans (158.3 passer rating) on Sunday. The seven attempts tied for fourth-most by a QB in a single game this season.
ESPN Stats & Information