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Bills Play Takeaway with Tebow and Broncos in 40-14 Beat Down in Buffalo

Bills' Aaron Rogers intercepts a pass from Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow as Eddie Royal (19) tries to tackle him

The Bills may not be making the postseason yet again, but watching their defense and their run game on Saturday against Denver should give fans some hope for the future.

Safety Jairus Byrd and linebacker Spencer Johnson returned Tim Tebow interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays from scrimmage in the fourth quarter to seal the Bills 40-14 rout on Saturday. The Bills snapped a seven-game skid and stalled the Broncos in their bid to secure their first playoff berth since 2005.

Tebow finished with a career-worst four interceptions as the Broncos (8-7) lost their second in a row and fell into a tie with Oakland for first place in the AFC West. The Broncos close the season at home against Kansas City next week, while Oakland hosts San Diego.

Ryan Fitzpatrick enjoyed his most efficient game in two months by going 15 of 27 for 196 yards with no interceptions. The Bills quarterback was taking plenty of heat during the seven-game skid, in which he threw eight touchdowns versus 12 interceptions.

Tebow finished 13 of 30 for 185 yards with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Fells. He added 34 yards rushing, and scored on a 1-yard plunge.

It looked more like the Bills of the early part of the season, when they were getting big plays and turnovers in starting the season 5-2. Then the bottom dropped out as the team fell to 5-9, but finally things came together on Saturday.

They can close out the year at 7-9 when they travel to New England next Sunday, New Years Day, to play Tom Brady at the Pats.


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