It didn’t take long for Tim Tebow to exert his influence on this game. The Broncos QB threw just one pass, completing it for 7 yards. It was for a first down, but that wasn’t why he was his most effective.
Instead, it was with his legs.
Tebow ran the ball in from nine yards out, shaking tackles from Rob Ninkovich and Andre Carter in the process. On that drive, he had three rushes for 18 yards, while Willis McGahee had four rushes for 30 yards. The Patriots need to solidify their run D or this could get interesting.
For the Patriots, it did. The answer came swift. First, Aaron Hernandez reeled in a 46-yarder, breaking ankles along the way. Then, Chad Ochocinco reeled in a 33-yard catch for a touchdown. Yes, a real touchdown. His first as a Patriot. No celebration, by the way. It’s 7-7.