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Did Tim Tebow save his job Sunday?

November 7, 2011 |  8:00 am


Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had a terrific game Sunday in a 38-24 victory at Oakland -- and his timing couldn't have been better. 

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported before the game that the Broncos were considering benching Tebow if he continued to regress, possibly replacing him with Brady Quinn.

That speculation won't get much traction this week, after Tebow ran for 117 yards in 12 carries and threw for two touchdowns, keeping his team in the thick of the AFC West race.

The Raiders, meanwhile, are groping for defensive answers and need to patch a lot of holes in a short time; they play at San Diego on Thursday.

"You have to do your job," Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour said after Sunday's loss. "The things that happened out there today ... it's Football 101."

The Broncos ran for 298 yards, 230 in the second half.

"I'm shocked," defensive tackle Tommy Kelly said. "Ain't no way I thought that team could put 38 points on us with that quarterback. This hurt more than Buffalo."


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Photo: Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow escapes pressure from Raiders defensive tackle John Henderson during the second quarter Sunday in Oakland. Credit: D. Ross Cameron / McClatchy-Tribune