Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos are even bigger underdogs at New England this weekend than they were against Pittsburgh.
The Broncos enter the postseason with hardly any momentum after closing out the regular season with three straight losses and needing help just to sneak into the party. Still, their season has been extended and anything can happen.
As the Denver Broncos fine-tune the playbook to fit Tim Tebow’s style, they have become increasingly reliant on the ground game.
Tim Tebow hit Eric Decker on a 56-yard touchdown pass, one of his only two completions in the game, helping the Denver Broncos to a 17-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
For all of the debate over Tim Tebow’s development as a passer, the Denver Broncos may just need him to revert to a running quarterback come Sunday.
Broncos leading rusher Willis McGahee is expected to have surgery later this week for a broken finger on his right hand and will not play against Detroit on Sunday.