The stats might not sing, but the win’s the thing.
Tim Tebow’s numbers won’t impress anybody, again, but he guided Denver to a 17-10 win over Kansas City on Sunday.
Tebow only completed two passes on the day, but one of them was a 56-yarder to Eric Decker for a fourth quarter touchdown.
Under a dumbed-down offence that complements his skills, Tebow only attempted eight passes, but rushed nine times for 43 yards – part of Denver’s 244 rushing yards – and opened the scoring on a seven-yard run.
The Broncos have now won three games of four under Tebow, something few — particularly his legion of haters — expected. That despite the fact he has completed well shy of half of his pass attempts.
Despite the inaccuracy, Tebow has succeeded because his incompletions haven’t cost him.
He has only thrown one interception (along with seven touchdowns), but Denver is now 4-5 and remains in the hunt in the AFC West, against all odds.
Tebow came into the season third on Denver’s depth chart.
Meanwhile, Kansas City has now dropped two straight after winning four in a row.