Tim Tebow loses pick, gains fumble

Technically, Tim Tebow’s interception epidemic isn’t as bad as we thought it was.

A rule changed one of his interceptions to a fumble at Buffalo in a 40-14 Denver loss. It came in the fourth quarter when Tebow had the ball knocked free by Buffalo linebacker Chris Kelsay. Linebacker Spencer Johnson caught the ball in the air and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown.

So, Tebow ends up throwing three interceptions in the game, as opposed to four. But the turnover total is still the same, and that is still a problem going into a critical game against Kansas City on Sunday.

In other AFC West news:

The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting San Diego standout center Nick Hardwick is considering retiring after the season. He is 30, and will be a free agent after the season. The Chargers may have to replace Hardwick, tackle Kris Dielman (concussion) and left tackle Marcus McNeill (neck) in the offseason.