Raiders spoil Tebow's 1st start with 39-23 win

By Josh Dubow

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Dec. 19 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) breaks away from Oakland Raiders safety Michael Huff (24) to score a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday.

Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Jason Campbell threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Marcel Reece and Jacoby Ford scored on a 71-yard run to help the Oakland Raiders overcome Tim Tebow's two long touchdowns in his first career start and beat the Denver Broncos 39-23 Sunday.

Michael Bush added two short touchdown runs to keep the Raiders (7-7) in the hunt for a playoff berth for at least one more week.

Oakland trails Kansas City by two games in the AFC West and will need to win the final two games and get help in order to win the division.

The Broncos (3-11) have long been eliminated from the playoff chase, having lost nine of 10 games to tie the franchise record for losses in a season.

Tebow became the third player to throw a TD pass of at least 30 yards and run for a score of at least 40 yards in the same game.

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