While his passing efficiency reverted from last week's positive performance, Bronco Fans and Tebow entusiasts alike are rejoicing as the spirited quarterback led his team back in the fourth quarter and overtime to defeat the Chicago Bears, pushing the Denver record this season with Tebow as a starter to 7 and 1.
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater's 59-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in regulation tied the score, and Prater's 51-yarder with 8:34 left in overtime confirmed the 13-10 win over the Bears.
After failing to score on their first 11 possessions, the Broncos erased a 10-0 deficit in the final 2:08 of regulation, first with a scrambling Tebow pass to Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas in the endzone, then with Prater's kick following a Tebow drive that began with 58 seconds left on the clock.
During overtime the Bears won the crucial toss and were in field goal range to end the game, but Chicago running back Marion Barber fumbled the football at the Broncos 34 and Elvis Dumervil recovered.
Tebow finished the game with a 68.3 passer rating which his critics will chastise, but growing nation of fans ignore.
To the diminishing group of doubters, Mike Klis of The Denver Post puts it best:
"It's never too late for Tebow Time.
There is no antidote, no potion for Tebow Magic. The Broncos' defense will force a fumble. The kicker will be true from beyond 50 yards. Receivers who were struggling all game with the drops will suddenly make superb catches."
ESPN recap of the game: