Tim Tebow Win – It wasn’t pretty at times, but once again, Tim Tebow found a way to win. He continued his usual trend, playing poorly for three quarters before turning it on the fourth quarter. Tebow finished with a 29.7 QBR on 44 action plays in Denver’s win against the San Diego Chargers.
His play in overtime was not so great, but his performance thus far in fourth quarters cannot be questioned. From his 152 action plays in the first three quarters this season, Tebow has compiled a 17.1 QBR, which ranks last among qualified quarterbacks.
But he’s posted an 81.4 QBR on his 95 fourth-quarter action plays this season, good for fifth-best among qualified quarterbacks.
One less obvious trend for Tebow has been his above-average play on first down and his bad performance on third down. Tebow’s lone touchdown pass Sunday came on a first down. On third and fourth downs this season, he’s managed a measly 14.3 QBR.
However, Tebow now has the Denver Bronco’s in a position to have a chance to get into the playoffs. Denver is 6-5 and since taking over as starter in week 6 they have hone 4-1. The Bronco’s trail the Oakland Raiders by 1 game for 1st place in the AFC West.