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Tebow’s moxie takes over late in game

October 25, 2011 • National News


Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow celebrates with Eddie Royal and Orlando Franklin (74) after his fourth-quarter, 2-point conversion during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Miami. The Broncos won 18-15 in overtime. (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Joe Rimkus Jr. ) MAGS OUT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Although Tim Tebow’s mechanics are far from polished and his passes far from pretty, his moxie appears to be in perfect working order.

When the game’s on the line, the Denver Broncos’ charismatic quarterback finds a way to rally his team, happy feet in the pocket and all.

Tebow, in his first start of the season, pulled off an improbable comeback Sunday, bringing the Broncos back from a 15-0 deficit in the waning minutes of regulation for an 18-15 overtime win over winless Miami.

With this implausible victory, the popularity of Tebow is only going to skyrocket — as if it weren’t sky high already.

Many fans have long wanted Tebow as their starter, even going so far as to put up billboards begging coach John Fox to insert the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida.

They got their wish against San Diego two weeks ago when Fox yanked Kyle Orton in favor of Tebow, who almost rallied the Broncos to a win in the fourth quarter.

This time, Tebow succeeded.

And with a comeback for the ages, too.

The Broncos said it’s the largest deficit overcome in a win with less than 3 minutes since the 1970 NFL merger, citing the Elias Sports Bureau.

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