A defense that played more like they were in the first few weeks of the season than the last, derailed Tim Tebow and the Broncos Saturday, putting them in a one and done position next week against former QB Kyle Orton and the Chiefs.
It was a nightmare day for Tebow, as safety Jairus Byrd and linebacker Spencer Johnson returned interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays from scrimmage in the fourth quarter to seal Buffalo’s 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.
If the 8-7 Broncos beat Kansas City in the season finale on New Year’s Day, they will win the AFC West Division title on a tiebreaker against the 8-7 Oakland Raiders and, possibly, San Diego, depending on how the 7-7 Chargers fare later today at Detroit.