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“You can’t lose confidence in yourself, or you’ve lost already,” Tebow said. “When you get knocked down, you’ve got to keep getting back up.”

Tebow Adds to His Legend

ASSOCIATED PRESS

MIAMI — Fans chanted Tim Tebow’s name in derision. They hooted as he missed open receivers, got buried under blitzes and kept falling short on third down. Then he led an improbable comeback that became the latest chapter in the legend of Tebow.

In his first start this year, Tebow rallied Denver with two touchdown passes in the final 2 minutes, 44 seconds of the fourth quarter to force overtime, and Matt Prater’s 52-yard field goal gave the Broncos a victory over Miami on Sunday. “It’s tough to say, but man, Timmy did a great job,” said Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who played with Tebow at Florida. “Hopefully, the critics will get off him about what he can’t do and talk about the things that he can do, and that’s figure out a way to win the game, no matter what.”

Denver appeared beaten when it trailed 15-0 with 5:23 left and took over at its 20. At that point, Tebow was 4-for-14 passing for 40 yards.

“It was my fault we were in that position,” he said. “Silly things kept happening. On the sidelines, we were still believing. We wanted it, and they believed in me for more than 60 minutes.”

In the frantic final minutes of the fourth quarter, Tebow led TD drives of 80 and 56 yards sandwiched around a successful onside kick. He scored a twopoint conversion standing up with 17 seconds left to tie the game. In overtime, the Broncos’ D.J. Williams sacked Matt Moore to force a fumble and recovered it at the Miami 36. Three plays later, Prater kicked the gamewinner.

Denver (2-4) won for the first time in the eight games it has played on the Dolphins’ field. Miami (0-6) extended the NFL’s longest losing streak to nine games.

Tebow started for the benched Kyle Orton, and for much of the game the Broncos sputtered. Tebow was sacked seven times as he struggled to identify blitzes, and several throws landed nowhere near a receiver.

As he walked to the sideline after one series stalled, spectators jeered, and Dolphins players gestured to the crowd for more noise.

“You can’t lose confidence in yourself, or you’ve lost already,” Tebow said. “When you get knocked down, you’ve got to keep getting back up.”

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