Former Heisman winner Tim Tebow will remain on the sidelines in denver, where thew woeful Broncos are sticking with QB Kyle Orton.
DENVER (AP) -- Tim Tebow rallied the Denver Broncos past the Houston Texans 24-23 when he scored on a 6-yard scramble with three minutes left in his first home start Sunday, capping a comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit.
Matt Schaub was driving the Texans for a go-ahead score when Syd'Quan Thompson picked off a pass deflected by Justin Bannan at the Broncos 27 with just over a minute remaining. The pass was intended for a wide-open Owen Daniels.
The Broncos (4-11) won for the first time since Nov. 14 and avoided a franchise record 12th loss in handing the Texans (5-10) their eighth loss in nine games.
Tebow threw for 308 yards but when it mattered most, he used his legs to give the Broncos their first win since Nov. 14.