Eddie Royal is the AFC special-teams player of the week

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Contrary to popular belief in some circles, Tim Tebow only plays quarterback for the Broncos.  He doesn’t play defense.  He doesn’t kick field goals.  And he doesn’t return punts.

Still, Tebow gets most of the credit when the team wins, and all of the blame when the Broncos lose.

On Sunday, the NFL was able to look past Tebow and see that receiver Eddie Royal made a pretty big contribution to the team’s unlikely 38-24 win over the Raiders in Oakland.

Thanks to his 85-yard punt return with 5:53 left in the game, Royal is the AFC special-teams player of the week.  Royal also caught a touchdown pass, making him the second player in franchise history to rack up a receiving touchdown and a punt-return score in the same game.

Some may think that the other one was Tim Tebow.  Actually, it was Rick Upchurch.