Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 11/6/11

Eddie Royal #19 of the Denver Broncos returns a punt for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow gets by with a little help from his friends.

On Sunday, his friends didn’t just “help” — they dominated.

Running back Willis McGahee burst free at the very end of the third quarter with a 60-yard touchdown run, totaling 163 yards rushing against the Oakland Raiders. Wide receiver Eddie Royal returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and caught a 26-yard touchdown pass as well.

The defense stepped up in the turnovers department, with Champ Bailey intercepting Carson Palmer twice and Chris Harris adding an interception of his own. Elvis Dumervil registered his first sack of the season (1.5, sharing a sack with Von Miller), and the Denver Broncos dominated the 2nd half of their Week 9 football game in Oakland to defeat the Raiders 38-24.

Tim Tebow was efficient in the air and dangerous on the ground. He threw for 124 yards on 21 attempts (10 completions) and two touchdowns, but more impressively, he rushed for 117 yards. It was the first time the Broncos have boasted a 100-yard-rushing running back and quarterback in the same game in over three decades.

The win over Oakland (4-4) left the Broncos (3-5) as the only team in the AFC West to win in Week 9; both Kansas City (4-4) and San Diego (4-4) lost their respective games. They may be last in the division, but the Broncos are also one game away from the division lead with eight games to play.


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