Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos defied all the critics and never trailed the 12-4 Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game. The Steelers tied the game with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game. Denver, who had beaten so many times in come from behind victories, looked to be heading into the same situation.
But when regulation time ended the Denver Broncos were ready to Rumble as both teams were tied at 23.
This year was the first year that the Playoffs operated under what is called Fair Overtime rules. Up until now, overtime was sudden death with the first team to score any points winning the game.
Fair Overtime guarantees that both teams are given the ball at least once. There is one caveat in the rules. If the team who possesses the ball first scores a touchdown on their first possession, the game is over and that team wins.
That is exactly what Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos did. On the first play of overtime Tim Tebow hit Demaryius Thomas for an 80 catch and run into the end zone. The Steelers, who were heavily favored to win the game, are now on their way home, suffering a 29-23 loss.
The Denver Broncos lead the game 20-6 going into the halftime. It was the Steelers who kept their dream of going to the Superbowl alive by scoring 17 points in the second half and limiting Denver to 3.
But like they say, sometimes you have to believe.
Is Tim Tebow as overrated as they say?