Denver Broncos 24 - Houston Texans 23 Post Game Notes

DENVER - DECEMBER 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the Houston Texans at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26 2010 in Denver Colorado. The Denver Broncos defeated the Houston Texans 24-23. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

TEBOW LEADS BRONCOS TO COMEBACK WIN

The Denver Broncos (4-11) battled back from an early 17-0 deficit and rookie QB Tim Tebow accounted for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to give Denver a 24-23 win over the Houston Texans (5-10). The 17-point halftime deficit ties for the largest in team history in a game the Broncos came back to win. It marks the 12th deficit of 14 points or more the Broncos have overcome to win in the regular season.

Tebow completed 16-of-29 passes (55.2%) for 308 yards with one touchdown and one interception (89.4 rtg.) while adding 10 rushes for 27 yards (2.7 avg.) with one score against the Texans. His 308 passing yards rank third in team history for a rookie in a single game and the most since QB John Elway totaled 345 passing yards vs. Baltimore on Dec. 11, 1983.

 

MOST PASSING YARDS BY A ROOKIE, SINGLE GAME, FRANCHISE HISTORY

 

Player

Result

Att.

Cmp.

Pct.

Yds.

TD

Int

Rtg.

1.

John Elway

W, 21-19 vs. Bal, 12/11/83

44

23

52.3

345

3

0

101

2.

Marlin Briscoe

W, 34-32 vs. Buf., 11/24/68

29

12

41.4

335

4

2

95.5

3.

Tim Tebow

W, 24-23, vs. Hou., 12/26/10

29

16

55.2

308

1

1

89.4

4.

Mickey Slaughter

L, 35-31, at Oak., 12/15/63

35

20

57.1

298

2

0

104.2

5.

John Elway

W, 27-6, vs. Cle., 12/4/83

24

16

66.7

284

2

1

117.4

 

LLOYD MOVES UP THE RECEIVING CHARTS

          Broncos WR Brandon Lloyd, who entered Week 16 ranked second in the NFL in receiving yards (1,264), led the team with five receptions for 111 yards (22.2) against Houston and now ranks second in team history with 1,375 receiving yards on the season (72 rec., 19.1 avg., 10 TDs).

MOST RECEIVING YARDS, SINGLE SEASON, BRONCOS HISTORY

 

Player

Year

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TDs

1.

Rod Smith

2000

100

1,602

16.0

8

2.

Brandon Lloyd

2010

72

1,375

19.1

10

3.

Rod Smith

2001

113

1,343

11.9

11

4.

Brandon Marshall

2007

102

1,325

13.0

7

5.

Ed McCaffrey

2000

101

1,317

13.0

9

 

MISCELLANEOUS GAME NOTES

          Rookie CB Syd'Quan Thompson recorded his second interception of the season to seal the win in the fourth quarter and he is now tied with CB Champ Bailey for the team lead in that category... Denver RB Correll Buckhalter recorded the second multi-touchdown game of his career, as he led the team with 11 rushes for 42 yards (3.8 avg.) with one touchdown and added three receptions for 50 yards (16.7 avg.) with one score... LB Wesley Woodyard made his second start of the season (eighth in his career) and tied for the team lead with nine tackles (8 solo).

Graciously provided by Denver Broncos PR Staff

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