By design, Tebow wanted to take on the Steelers. It didn't matter losing the last 3 games of the regular season, Tebow and the Broncos had a score to settle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who played in the Super Bowl against the Packers in 2010. Denver was playing against a team that was number one in defense. Tebow dazzled the team into over-time. During overtime, it took 1 play to make the entire stadium shake. The Broncos is the first team to win in the shortest overtime in NFL history- 11 seconds. We all know it as Tebow time! Actually, Tebow wanted to let the Steelers know who owns the over-time period. However, this miracle win will still be criticize by anti-Tebow haters.
(Denver Post) To begin what turned out to be the biggest week of his professional football life, Tim Tebow was down in the dumps.
All the Broncos were down.
By now, the country knows the Broncos would snap out of their doldrums in time to stun the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime Sunday. Tebow's exhilarating 80-yard dart-and-run pass play targeted Demaryius Thomas, who capped the game-winning touchdown on the first play in overtime by pulling a Bo Jackson and running straight into the tunnel that led to the victorious locker room.
"I was coming back out, and I got crushed," Thomas said of his celebrating teammates. "Everybody got me in the tunnel."
The sellout crowd of 75,970 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High erupted in celebration. Witnesses said that in Denver neighborhoods, delirious people were screaming from their balconies. Patrons at Denver-area bars were heard chanting, "Te-bow! Te-bow!"
Tebowmania is once again inflated. It was the Broncos' first playoff victory in six years.
Tebow had just come off back-to-back rough performances against the lowly Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs to close out the regular season. He spent the week covering his ears from a deluge of insults from local and national media outlets.
Worse, Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs joined current players Steve Smith, Jermichael Finley and Joe Flacco in bashing Tebow, breaking the unwritten code already long broken by former players.
"I don't get it," said Champ Bailey, the Broncos' star cornerback. "You can say it looks different or whatever you want, but don't say he won't make it. You don't do that. This is like a big fraternity for me. Guys who do that, I lose respect for them."
So what did Tebow do? He went John 3:16. That's what Tebow thinks when he hears 316, anyway. Broncos fans of all beliefs will remember Tebow throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and running for another score to outduel two-time Super Bowl winner Ben Roethlisberger.