1.17.2012

Quick Strike From Tebow Helps Broncos Edge Steelers

DENVER - When Tebow met overtime. And like other obstacles that stood in the way Tebow this season, overtime and the Pittsburgh Steelers had no chance.

Tim Tebow, a stature as a social phenomenon and football is built on the basis of returns for the fourth quarter, completed 20 yards to Demaryius Thomas became a 80-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime Sunday, giving the Denver Broncos a bit annoying at the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild card game.

This is the first game because N.F.L. overtime last year established a new policy that allows a playoff game in overtime to finish with only one team has the ball if the team scored a touchdown.

Fittingly, Tebow, who defied the conventional wisdom about what a successful offensive football to look - and he heard his boss, the executive and the Broncos icon John Elway told The Denver Post last week that it was " , pull the trigger "- the rules change in the head. He pulled the trigger. Tebow and pulled another miracle.

And now, Tebow and the Broncos face the most ironic opponent: New England Patriots on Saturday night. That was the Patriots began a three-game winning streak that nearly cost the Broncos to the playoffs with him, but on Sunday Tebow announced the acquisition of human design in Denver, Josh McDaniels, who lost their jobs long before the season Tebow last became the most interesting and controversial players in the NFL

After the Patriots defeated the Broncos last month, 41-23, quarterback Tom Brady of the Patriots met Tebow at midfield. Tebow said he has seen the Broncos Patriots again.

"You can say something like that," Tebow said, smiling. "I think he is a prophet."

Tebow can play with your own reputation in the public expression of Christian faith. But nobody is laughing at Tebow as a quarterback now, not after he threw for 316 yards against top-ranked defense in the league - 31.6 per every 10 yards for completion.

So far, the success of the difficult to explain why Tebow has a mix of game fluke, luck dumbfoundingly time majestic and well. Despite the show to win five games since he became the Broncos' quarterback starting, Tebow has broken a throwing motion, the field of vision is blurred. Lacking in the losing streak the last three.

It was so bad that in the weeks before this game, there is speculation about coach John Fox will reserve Brady Quinn, who has never thrown a pass as a Bronco, if Tebow fought.

That does not happen on Sunday, and there is nothing magical. Tebow just a better quarterback, has never taken a sack or throw the interception, and take advantage of defenses that fills the line of scrimmage, daring him to beat the pace.

That's the kind of game-winning wine. Thomas hopes Tebow, who has compiled three new Tebow in the first round in 2010, hidden behind the Steelers blitzing safety devices. Then he threaded the ball to Thomas, who said another.

"First of all, thank God," Tebow said he thought as he watched Thomas run. "So I ran after him, as he can catch the coach which then came to mean, for the first time I have."

Tebow completed the celebration with a victory lap around the stadium, hitting hands with fans that some of the few people who still believe that Tebow has this kind of performance for him. Tebow acknowledged that should be firmer in the previous game and was determined to play fast and aggressive in the playoffs.

"I do not think it is first clicked," Fox said of the offense. "But it's great. Much has been achieved due to the quarterback. Much-criticized him. He came. "

Almost did not. In the first quarter, Tebow did not complete the pass and the Broncos offense has only 8 yards. But the Steelers fought well moving the ball, but the unity of the short circuit current dropping three sites. If they are made by a pair of field goals to take a 6-0 lead.

That opens the door to a work that became staples party is Tebow. By focusing on stopping the run Steelers, even with safety Ryan Clark down the sickle cell trait, Tebow finally shoot.

Heed the call made by Elway, and can be handled by a weekly referendum on its future, Tebow threw two perfect strikes - 51 yards and 30 yards - for the first touchdown for the Broncos.

Be ignored, then the objective Tebow runs up the middle. In the first half, the Broncos led, 20-6. Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger returns to known methods, too, and nearly took off in this case.

Ploddingly Steelers back, and 31 yards to Jerricho Cotchery goal with 3 minutes 48 seconds left tied the game. Steelers a chance to win too, but the veteran Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey broke the fields of business establish-term pass.

"At no time I felt comfortable," said Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin.

Tebow is a way to do it for your opponent. And maybe even coaches and teammates. There is no middle ground for this is the most polarizing players - or frustrating or fantastic. On Sunday, he was the last.

On Saturday, will play a style of the Broncos, quarterback officials hope it's more like Tebow. Tebow probably never will as Brady. On Sunday, Tebow is enough to advance.

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