LaDainian Tomlinson scored two touchdowns, including a 2-yard run with 1:13 left, to give the New York Jets a 24-20 victory over the host Denver Broncos on Sunday.
A 46-yard pass-interference penalty against the Broncos’ Renaldo Hill on fourth-and-6 from the Broncos’ 48 set up Tomlinson’s winning score.
Matt Prater’s 48-yard field goal with 3:55 to go had given the Broncos a 20-17 lead. Prater’s career-long 59-yard field goal as time expired in the first half put the Broncos ahead 10-7. The kick tied for the eighth longest in NFL history.
After Kyle Orton’s 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Demaryius Thomas in the third quarter gave the Broncos a 17-10 lead, Tomlinson’s 20-yard run in the fourth quarter tied it 17-17.
The Jets’ Nick Folk made it 10-10 with a career-long 56-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Broncos rookie quarterback Tim Tebow scored his first NFL touchdown, a 5-yard run in the second quarter. He finished with six carries for 23 yards.
Mark Sanchez finished 17 of 30 for 198 yards for the Jets (5-1), including a 32-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards, and two interceptions.
Orton was 14 of 34 for 209 yards.
The Broncos (2-4), who entered with an NFL-worst 51.8 yards rushing per game, had a season-high 145 yards.