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Dec 26, 2010 8:48 PM by Jordan Mason

Tebow leads Broncos past Texans 24-23

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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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