DENVER -- Tim Tebow followed up his Miami miracle with a dud in Denver as the Broncos were blown out by the Detroit Lions 45 - 10 Sunday. The Lions, 6 - 2, sacked Tebow seven times and turned his two turnovers into touchdowns as they snapped a two - game skid.
Cornerback Chris Houston had the fourth 100 - yard interception return in team history and defensive end Cliff Avril got the sack, the strip and the scoop, rumbling 24 yards into the end zone with the fumbled football as part of Detroit's 45 - point run after the Broncos, 2 - 5, had taken a 3 - 0 lead on their first drive.
Matthew Stafford hardly showed any ill effects from a sprained right ankle sustained a week earlier in a loss to Atlanta. Stafford completed 21 of 30 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns, including a 56 - yarder to Johnson, who beat Champ Bailey down the delirious Detroit sideline. Johnson joined Randy Moss as the only wide receivers since the 1970 AFL - NFL merger to catch 11 touchdown passes in his team's first eight games.
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