God-Emperor Tebow the First of Denver surveys his domain.(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
We've reached that point. The point where we're flashing back to the last San Diego Charger win. Kind of hurts just to say it, right? The last time we Charger fans tasted victory was over 6 weeks ago. At least we get to say it was over the hated Denver Broncos and their God-Emperor Tim Tebow.
The Chargers were lucky enough to start the game off facing the now-Kansas-City-Chief Kyle Orton, who was pretty terrible this year. San Diego built a nice 23-10 halftime lead in this one, on the strength of three Nick Novak field goals, a Philip Rivers TD run, and a deep ball to Malcom Floyd as time was running out in the second quarter. The Broncos, for their part, put points on the board from a field goal and pick six.The beginning of the second half saw the overthrow of Orton, and the rise of God-Emperor Tebow. The Chargers added to their lead thanks to another Novak field goal to go up 26-10, but from there out struggled offensively. Thanks to four sacks, a fumble, and some mostly poor execution, the San Diego offense went to sleep, and let Tebow the First run wild. The Broncos scored a touchdown, two point conversion, and touchdown to cut the Chargers' lead to 26-24.
The only thing that kept San Diego in the game was a 3rd down bomb by Rivers to Floyd, which set up yet ANOTHER Novak field goal, and gave the Broncos the ball with 24 seconds left, no timeouts, and needing a touchdown to win. The God-Emperor got Denver to the San Diego 29 yard line, but his last second Hail Mary attempt fell short, and the Chargers escaped with a win.
Since then, Tebow the First has completed his takeover of Colorado, and the Chargers have been completely decimated by injuries, and have yet to win another game. Only Tebow knows if the trend will continue this weekend.