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Another day, another victory for Tim Tebow

November 28, 2011 |  8:16 am

Quarterback Tim Tebow is now 5-1 as a starter for the Denver Broncos
Hold on to your hats, folks, because quarterback Tim Tebow is now 5-1 as a starter for the Denver Broncos.

This despite having perhaps the most awkward throwing motion in NFL history and being called the worst quarterback in the league by many.

The Broncos won when Matt Prater kicked a 37-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in overtime.

Tebow carried the ball 22 times for 67 yards -– the most carries by a quarterback in a game since 1950. He also passed for a touchdown and outplayed Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

The Broncos (6-5) won their fourth straight game and are in second place in the AFC West. The Chargers (4-7) have lost six in a row and are in last place in the AFC West.

"This is a special team, a special team when you have a bunch of guys that when things aren't going good, we get closer instead of pulling apart," Tebow said after the game. "The No. 1 reason we are like that is because we believe in each other, we believe in the coaching staff.''

And Coach John Fox believes in Tebow.

"Tim has outstanding ability,'' Fox said. "He proved it at a high level of college football in the SEC at Florida. The option is something that he is comfortable with. I think our team has adapted to it. Right now it's working in the run portion of our offense. We still have some growth to do in the pass portion.''


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Photo: Tim Tebow runs the ball against the Chargers. Credit: Denis Poroy / Associated Press