Friday, November 18, 2011

Jets get Tebowed, put up pathetic showing

The New York Jets should have never let it come down to this, but they did.

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who hadn't done much of anything all game, marched his team down the field on a 95-yard drive -- mostly thanks to his legs -- and scored a rushing touchdown with under a minute to go to put Denver ahead for a final time Thursday night.

The Broncos (5-5) won, 17-13.

New York had plenty of chances to seal the win, albeit in boring fashion, but missed field goals, an interception for a touchdown and a turnover on a kick return gave Denver continued life, and the Broncos capitalized in the end.

Tebow improved to 4-1 as a starter calling signals this season despite subpar numbers, bringing new meaning to the mantra that a quarterback should only be judged by his wins and losses -- something Jets coach Rex Ryan always preaches when talking about quarterback Mark Sanchez.

The Jets fell to 5-5 with their second loss in four days. While the last two games were must-wins in terms of gaining leverage in the playoff race, the Jets' next game next Sunday against the Buffalo Bills is a must-win if New York wants to even sniff a Wildcard berth.

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