Bills pick off Tebow 4 times, beat Broncos 40-14

December 24, 2011 - 5:27 PM
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Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow (15) celebrates his touchdown with teammate J. D. Walton (50) during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Jairus Byrd and Spencer Johnson returned Tim Tebow interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter to help the Buffalo Bills snap a seven-game skid and seal a 40-14 win over the Denver Broncos on Saturday.

Tebow finished with a career-worst four interceptions as the Broncos (8-7) fell into a tie with Oakland for first place in the AFC West. Denver lost its second in a row while squandering a chance to inch closer to clinching its first playoff berth since 2005.

Byrd scored on a 37-yard return with 8:03 left and Johnson had a 17-yarder just 18 seconds later as Buffalo (6-9) closed its home schedule with a victory. C.J. Spiller rushed for a career-best 111 yards and a touchdown, and Leodis McKelvin scored on an 80-yard punt return.