12/18/2011 05:25 pm ET

Tim Tebow Touchdown: Broncos QB Scores Early Against Patriots (VIDEO)

Tebow Time started early..

Just five minutes into the first quarter against the Patriots, Denver's polarizing quarterback deviated away from the usual script and actually found the end zone early. On second and five from inside the 10-yard line, Tebow took the shotgun snap and faked a hand off to running back Willis McGahee. New England linebacker Rob Ninkovich was right there and nearly wrapped him up for a loss of five, but Tebow managed to stay on his feet, break a few more tackles before diving into the end zone.

The Patriots quickly answered with a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Chad Ochocinco. For the Broncos to keep up with the high-octane Pats' offense, Tebow and company will need to continue producing points in all four quarters.