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Added October 24th, 2011 by Chalk

Tebow Rallies Broncos To OT Win After Terrible First 54 Minutes

It was a Tale of Two Tebows on Sunday in the first start this season for the most popular quarterback on the Denver Broncos roster. For the first 54 minutes, Tim Tebow was what many expected him to be — totally ineffective as an NFL quarterback, even against one of the NFL’s very worst teams. But then Tebow led two late scoring drives to force OT and eventually win.

So who is the real Tebow?  The one who for the game’s first 54 minutes completed four of 14 passes for just 40 yards, with his team getting shutout all the while by the winless Dolphins? Or the kid who always finds a way to win, who led two touchdown drives in the final three minutes of the game and ran it in himself on the game-tying two-point conversion with 17 seconds left in regulation?

Even Tebow saw that there were negatives and positives in his first win of the season. “I need to get a lot better, that’s for sure,” said the former Heisman Trophy winner. “It’s my fault that we were in that position in the first place. … Silly things kept happening. On the sidelines, we were still believing. We wanted it, and they believed in me for more than 60 minutes. … I just have to play better in the first three quarters so we don’t have to make that comeback in the fourth.”

The Broncos are still in last place in the AFC West at 2-4 after the OT win in Miami, but they’re only two games behind the first place San Diego Chargers who lost at the New York Jets on Sunday. And maybe, just maybe, the Broncos learned a valuable lesson too. “You can’t lose confidence in yourself, or you’ve lost already,” said Tebow. “When you get knocked down, you’ve got to keep getting back up.”

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