Tim Tebow's OT miracle, tweets praise for his team
The Denver Broncos, after going 7-1 initially after Tim Tebow took over as quarterback, finished the regular season on a bit of a skid, losing their last three games. But they pulled off another miracle win in the overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs.
After having a 20-6 hafltime lead, the Broncos let the Steelers charge back into the game and send it to overtime tied 23-23. Then on the first play from scrimmage, Tebow threw a short pass to Demaryius Thomas - who threw off his defenders and ran for what turned into an 80-yard touchdown pass for the victory.
Fans were cheering. Viewers were stunned. Our Twitter feed blew up with what essentially amounted to, "Wait ... what?!"
Tebow took to Twitter after all the post-game press was over, tweeting:
- "Praise the Lord! Thanks to all my great teammates, coaches and fans...This win was for Bronco Nation!"
- "We couldn't have done it without all of us working together as one... And yeah, @DemaryiusT is a beast! GB²"
And Demaryius adds, "Great win tonight broncos.. Thanks 2 all the fans that came out and supported.."
Now the Broncos go on to face the New England Patriots, Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The Broncos lost 41-23 to the Patriots at home during their only regular season match-up.