||30 car. 195 yards (6.5 ypc)||28 car. 113 yards (4.0 ypc)|
|3rd Down Conversions||2-14||4-12|
If you're a Denver Broncos fan, this is a game that you'd like to forget.
The Broncos started the game by driving right down the field, averaging 12.5 yards per carry. Tim Tebow threw over the top to Eric Decker at the back of the endzone, who was called out of bounds by a matter of inches. The Broncos settled for a field goal and it was all down hill from there.
The Lions scored 45 unanswered points. As Forrest Gump would say, "That's all I got to say about that."
I wish that it were that simple. It isn't. Tim Tebow struggled, throughout. It was similar to the first 3 quarters of the game in Miami, but this one didn't finish with a happy ending. It may be unprecedented for an NFL offense to go a combined 0 for 18 on 3rd down during the first 3 quarters of consecutive games.
I fully expect Tim Tebow to get the majority of the blame for this loss, but the Broncos got beat by the Lions, everywhere. Even the future Hall of Famer, Champ Bailey, was beaten deep for a Calvin Johnson 56 yard touchdown pass. There aren't enough fingers to point out all the mistakes from this loss.
This was a pretty ugly game. The Broncos better get all of this bad football out of the way before their trip to Oakland next week. It would be a shame to suffer another embarrassing loss like the 59-14 beat down in 2010.