SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos signals to his receiver at the line of scrimmage against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game on November 27, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
It took 75 minutes for Tim Tebow to do it, but he led the Denver Broncos to a 16-13 overtime victory against the San Diego Chargers. Tebow and Willis McGahee set up Matt Prater for the game-winning field goal.
Tebow Time continued its run through the National Football League by conquering the San Diego Chargers on Sunday afternoon, 16-13. The Denver Broncos tied the game at 13 in the final two minutes of regulation and then pulled out the win in overtime, but it was a nail-biter.
After neither team wanted to score in the first 13 minutes of overtime, Tebow started the final drive of the game on his own 43-yard line. After he threw an incomplete pass, Tebow ran for 16 yards on two plays to put the team in Chargers territory. Willis McGahee followed with a 24-yard run to set up Matt Prater for the game-winning 37-yard field goal.
Philip Rivers continued to struggle this season. He completed just 19 of 36 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown pass. In overtime, he had a costly delay of game penalty and left the pocket when he was under no pressure at all. He didn't, though, throw any interceptions in the game.
Both running games were in good shape. In addition to Tebow's production with his legs, McGahee rushed 23 times for 117 yards, part of the team's 208 yards on the ground. Ryan Mathews had 137 of the team's 185 rushing yards.
For more on this game, visit the box score for complete stats and then visit Broncos blog Mile High Report and Chargers blog Bolts from the Blue. Head over to SB Nation NFL for more on Week 12's action.