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Broncos at Vikings: BTV Highlights |
Field level highlights and 850 KOA broadcast audio from the team's 35-32 win against the Vikings.

NFL Videos: Do you believe in Tebow?
Tim Tebow leads the Broncos to another fourth-quarter victory as they are now 6-1 since he took over as the starter. The "GameDay Final" crew believes in him, do you?

Broncos, Tim Tebow rally to beat Vikings 35-32; now tied atop AFC West - The Denver Post
After another sensational late-game performance that lifted the Broncos to a 35-32 win here Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, Tim Tebow and his Denver teammates are tied atop the AFC West standings.

Tim Tebow, Broncos destined for playoffs after beating Vikings - Don Banks -
Technically, the standings say the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders are tied for the lead in the AFC West, with identical 7-5 records entering the final four weeks. But don't believe it. At this point, I think we all can see where this story is headed.

Column: Anti-Tebow bias isn't about football –
How often do self-righteous football commentators have occasion to lament the behavior of modern players: Chad Johnson's reality show and "Ocho-Cinco" publicity stunt; Adam "Pac-Man" Jones' nightclub incidents; Michael Vick's dog-fighting hobby; and the never-ending soap opera that is Brett Favre. The modern athlete is, they say, selfish, all about the money, and looking for any opportunity to promote himself.

Denver Broncos Videos

Sounds From the Locker Room |
Players talk about the team's 35-32 victory over the Vikings.

Broncos at Vikings: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks about Denver's 35-32 victory over Minnesota.

Broncos at Vikings: Tebow |
Quarterback Tim Tebow talks about Denver's 35-32 win against the Vikings.

NFL Videos: GameDay: Broncos vs. Vikings highlights
Tim Tebow leads the Broncos to their fifth straight victory and a share of the AFC West lead with an impressive 35-32 win on the road vs. the Vikings.

NFL Videos: The drama king
Tim Tebow led yet another late rally, passing for a season-best 202 yards and two third-quarter TDs against the Vikings to help the Broncos win their fifth consecutive game.

NFL Videos: Tebow: 'We had to lay it on the line'
Steve Cyphers catches up with Broncos QB Tim Tebow for his thoughts about being atop the AFC West and what the win over the Vikings means to his team.

Denver Broncos News

NFL Game Center: Denver Broncos at Minnesota Vikings - 2011 Week 13
Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos came through again with a strong, determined finish after enduring another slow start. This time, Tebow was in a groove the entire second half -- not just in the waning minutes -- and his teammates on defense were getting gobbled up. news: Broncos' Tebow wouldn't be such a surprising pick for Pro Bowl
Brady and Roethlisberger shouldn't incite any Pro Bowl-based riots in Denver. Brady has a passer rating well north of 100, a 30-10 touchdown-interception ratio, and has played well enough to make little kids cry.

Tim Tebow just keeps winning games for Broncos -
It was the fifth consecutive road win for Denver, a streak the franchise hasn’t known since John Elway was quarterback in 1998. The team is 6-1 with Tebow starting at quarterback, although those have been far from virtuoso performances, as the defense has played a huge role in the success.

Tebow, Broncos do it again, come back to beat Vikings 35-32 and forge tie for AFC West lead - Washington Post
When Tim Tebow took over the 1-4 Denver Broncos in October, few NFL observers anticipated that he would lead the struggling team on a December surge toward the playoffs.

Eye-Opener: Still any Tim Tebow doubters out there?
Denver's untraditional quarterback had a more traditional game Sunday, staying in the pocket more and throwing for 202 yards while guiding the Broncos to a first-place tie in the AFC West standings.

Tebow should be trusted to throw more often - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
In a game in which the Broncos had to air it out more, QB Tim Tebow was reliable with his arm.

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller out against Minnesota Vikings - ESPN New York
The Denver Broncos decided to play it safe with their rookie star Von Miller. Miller was on the inactive list for Sunday's 35-32 win at Minnesota. He tore ligaments in his right thumb last week against the San Diego Chargers and needed surgery.

Woody Paige: Tebows' pride grows as son takes another step - The Denver Post
Most of these victories only a mother could love. "Sometimes I just wish Timmy wouldnt wait so late, but they sure have been exciting." So said Pat Tebow, who gave birth to this legend.

Kiszla: John Fox makes all the right moves with Broncos - The Denver Post
Wearing smiles as bright as first place, the Broncos walked into the locker room Sunday after winning for the fifth consecutive time, and coach John Fox greeted each player at the entrance with a handshake.

Dusty Saunders: Shake-up continues in Denver sports talk - The Denver Post
The merry-go-round that is Denvers sports talk radio will be whirling again beginning Jan. 2. Examples: Drew Goodman and Joel Klatt will be part of the new weekday sports talk lineup on 104.3 FM-The Fan.

Broncos' Demaryius Thomas comes up big vs. Vikings - The Denver Post
At 6-foot-3, 229 pounds, Broncos second-year receiver Demaryius Thomas shouldnt be difficult to find in a crowd.

Powers: Vikings could use more players like Broncos' Tebow - The Denver Post
Just to be up front, I wish the Vikings had 44 Tim Tebows. I wish they had 44 solid, respectful, genuine, caring human beings.

What they said: Broncos' Eric Decker talks about how to stay atop AFC West - The Denver Post
What players and coaches were saying after the Denver Broncos 35-32 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, after which they moved into a tip for the AFC West lead.

Broncos' Goodman passes final test, getting key interception - The Denver Post
The Vikings tested Broncos cornerback Andre Goodman one too many times Sunday. Minnesotas rookie quarterback Christian Ponder made a concerted effort to stay away from Champ Bailey

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos at Vikings: Notebook |
Goodman comes up clutch; Broncos move atop the AFC West; Tebow helps lead another comeback.

Haggan, Thomas Shine in Broncos Victory |
Linebacker Mario Haggan and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas both had huge games to propel the Broncos to victory in Minnesota.

Broncos in First After Fifth Straight Win |
The Broncos backed up a strong defensive first half with an outpouring of offense in the second half to defeat Minnesota 35-32. The victory, combined with Oakland's loss, puts the Broncos in first place in the AFC West.

Standing on the Sideline a Nervous Experience for Miller |
There was no doubt Von Miller had the energy and enthusiasm to play Sunday, even if his still-healing thumb hadn’t recovered to the point where Broncos medical personnel would allow it.

In the ‘Right Place at the Right Time’ |
Some takeaways, you make. Others are handed to you. But they all count just the same.

Broncos 35, Vikings 32: Your Thoughts … in Six Words or Less |
MINNEAPOLIS – We have a constructive suggestion for this weekly feature.

Broncos 35, Vikings 32: By the Numbers |
Numbers, notes and nuggets from yet another Broncos comeback win, this one by a 35-32 scoreline over the Minnesota Vikings here Sunday afternoon:

Broncos 35, Vikings 32: Three Observations |
Three observations from the Broncos’ 35-32 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on Sunday afternoon.

Tim Tebow Magic Turns Denver Broncos Into Winners - Predominantly Orange
I’ve always said that if Colorado had its own state currency, John Elway would be on the $1 bill. If that were the case, Tim Tebow would have to be $5 bill. When he has facial hair, he looks a bit like Abraham Lincoln anyway.

Broncos rally in thrilling 35-32 upset over Vikings - BroncoTalk
Statistically, it was Tim Tebow‘s finest career game. Answering the call of his critics, the run-first QB completed 66.7% of his passes, throwing two touchdowns on 15 attempts. He threw for a season-high 202 yards and had no interceptions. His passer rating: a mile-high 149.3.

Tim Tebow Shows Definite Improvement As Passer Vs. Minnesota Vikings - SB Nation Denver
Is Tim Tebow a serious candidate for the NFL MVP this season? I doubt most voters would believe that, but we already see pushes around the Internet for a Tebow candidacy. He's now 6-1 this season and has a five-game winning streak. Before Sunday's 35-32 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Broncos defense had played a large role in ushering Tebow to those wins.

Tim Tebow, Broncos catch Raiders - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Tired of TebowMania yet, non-Denver Broncos fans? Well, of course you are. But buckle up because Tim Tebow isn't going anywhere -- other than perhaps to the postseason.

Tim Tebow does it again as Denver Broncos edge Minnesota Vikings | National Post
Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos came through again with a strong, determined finish after enduring another slow start.

NFL News

Aaron Rodgers, Tim Tebow lead their teams to comeback wins in NFL's Week 13 - Peter King -
The longest winning streaks in the NFL right now belong to Green Bay at 18, with the unflappable Aaron Rodgers at quarterback; Houston at 6, with third-stringer T.J. Yates calling the signals; and the surprising Denver Broncos with Tim Tebow leading them to five in a row. Football is a funny game.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
A young player in Denver has been the source of much attention. He has been dominant in one phase of his game, but a little sketchy in another phase of his game.

Week 13 Judgements: Cowboys need to be wary of Giants in NFC East - NFL - Football
People kept telling me Tim Tebow isn't behind Denver's resurgence; that it's really the Broncos' defense, that Tebow was along for the rid and he'd be exposed if/when the Broncos' defense sprung a leak.

Week 13 NFL Game Recaps |
I can't wait to hear what the excuses are this week. Tebow didn't even run the ball that much (4-13). The defense couldn't stop Christian Ponder. This Denver victory was the result of Tebow's great passing in the second half. But I doubt the stubborn fools on ESPN (Cris Carter, Merril Hoge, Bomani Jones) will want to give Tebow any sort of credit for this victory. So I'll be the one to do so.

Arizona Show Growth, Road Map To Cardinals Playoff Berth - SB Nation Arizona
Coach Whisenhunt has the Arizona Cardinals on the right track and it is unlikely, but playoffs isn't completely out of the question for the Cardinals.

NFL Week 13: Top 10 moments - The Washington Post
Green Bay’s Donald Driver catches a seven-yard touchdown reception against Corey Webster of the New York Giants. The Packers ultimately won on a field goal by Mason Crosby

CJ has Titans run game rolling in beating Bills |
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck did his part in getting the Tennessee Titans this far into the playoff hunt. Chris Johnson's happy to take over from here.

Super freak Cam Newton is NFL’s best rookie -
Cam Newton doesn’t Tebow. It’s funny how things work out. The most polarizing player in college football last season has given way to Tim Tebow, who has become the most polarizing player in professional football this season.

Denver Broncos Fans

Broncos vs Vikings Studs and Duds - Mile High Report
The Broncos are in 1st place in the AFC West. Let's let that sink in for a second. The Broncos, you know that team that started the year 1-4, are in 1st place in the AFC West with 4 games left against the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. On Sunday, the Broncos were able to narrowly beat the Minnesota Vikings with a game winning field goal as time expired.

I need to rant. - Mile High Report
First off, HELL YEAH 1ST PLACE!!! 1-4 seems like ages ago. Since Tebow has gone in, it feels like a completely new season. Winning, energy, hope and Tebow time. It's an exciting time to be a Bronco fan. Now let me get into some specifics.

He only wins because of his defense - Mile High Report
Yeah, sure wish we had a pocket passer like Ryan Fitzpatrick or Kevin Kolb or Kyle Orton or Matt Moore. Imagine what they could do with a good defense like ours (though to be fair, Moore does have a pretty good defense).

Can you say…Broncos win again? Broncos leading the division? Get used to it Broncos Country, we now control our own destiny, and have now proven we can hang on the offensive side of the ball. Our defense sure missed the constant pressure of Von Miller, but Mario Haggan stepped in and did a fantastic job. Here’s some eye candy for us all!