Although many football fans across the nation have been trying to bury Tim Tebow and his instant legacy for the past few months, the Broncos quarterback has apparently risen from the dead like the mythical Phoenix. The Denver team has at least one more game to play this season (against Tom Brady and New England). Can Tebow rise yet again?
DENVER -- Tim Tebow finally flexed his left arm and found one more fantastic finish up his sleeve.
After Ben Roethlisberger rallied the Pittsburgh Steelers from a two-touchdown deficit, the Denver Broncos won the overtime coin toss, and on first down, Tebow tucked the ball in Willis McGahee's belly like he'd done all afternoon.
The linebackers and safety Troy Polamalu all bit on the play-action fake, and Tebow hit wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for an electrifying 80-yard touchdown that stunned the Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game Sunday.
Thomas reached high to haul in Tebow's pass, stiff-armed cornerback Ike Thomas and outraced backup safety Ryan Mundy to the end zone for Denver's first playoff win in six years.
In 11 seconds - the shortest overtime in NFL history - Tebow showed he could be a conventional QB. It was also the longest overtime touchdown in playoff history.
"Case closed," McGahee said. "They say he couldn't throw. They said we wouldn't be able to run the ball on them. We did that. I wonder what they're going to say next week."
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