Broncos win shocker over Steelers in OT on Tebow-to-Thomas 80 yarder
- (Photo: Associated Press)
On the first play in overtime, Denver's Tim Tebow throws a pass to Demaryius Thomas and Thomas outruns and stiff-arms two defenders as he races to an 80-yard game-winning, sudden-death touchdown to carry the Broncos over the Steelers, 29-23.
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Tebow rules in OT, too: Broncos 29, Steelers 23
DENVER (AP) - One of the most storied NFL playoff teams ran into a rejuvenated Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
Sorry, Pittsburgh Steelers. The magic is back.
Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.
The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history.
Thomas hauled in a high play-action pass at the Denver 38, stiff-armed Ike Taylor and then outraced Ryan Mundy to the end zone.
Tebow knelt in his own end zone, pounding a fist in triumph before taking a victory lap in jubilation.
Behind Tebow's 316 yards passing, the Broncos (9-8) are heading to New England for a second-round game against the top-seeded Patriots on Saturday night.
The Steelers (12-5) lost despite Ben Roethlisberger rallying Pittsburgh from a two-touchdown halftime deficit with 10 points in the final 10 minutes.
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