Denver Broncos best games by week, 2010-2019

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – DECEMBER 4: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos scrambles during an NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on December 4, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images) /

Week 13: 2011 @ Minnesota Vikings

This particular week was a tough call between this game in Minneapolis and the first start of Drew Lock’s career in Denver.

Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with either game, but I was there in person for this game against the Vikings and it was incredible.

Sitting behind and around Vikings fans who were relentless about taking jabs at Tim Tebow for his (lack of) passing abilities was a microcosm of what Tebow experienced prior to this game from Vikings players.

Jared Allen, in particular, was adamant that the Broncos would need to beat them throwing the ball and he was all but certain they wouldn’t be able to do that.

The Vikings chased after Tebow all throughout this game, and Christian Ponder played perhaps the best game of his NFL career against the 6-5 Broncos in this one, but fate was not to be trifled with on this day.

The Broncos were storming back in the AFC West as the 7-4 Raiders were completely imploding. Tebow Time had taken the NFL world by storm and the Broncos used a complete team effort to take down the Vikings 35-32.

Tebow completed 10-of-15 passes with two touchdowns, including one of the most insane touchdown plays I’ve ever witnessed in person when Tebow and Demaryius Thomas played a little backyard football for a long touchdown play to get the Broncos within a point in the third quarter.

After trading blows in the fourth quarter, Andre Goodman picked off a Christian Ponder pass and set the Broncos up for an easy game-winning field goal, propelling the Broncos to their seventh win of the 2011 season.