“The magic is back” (UPDATED)

From the AP:

TebowOne 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. Wild doesn’t begin to describe it. 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, who looked as startled as everyone else, headed for his own end zone and knelt on one knee — a gesture known far and wide these days as Tebowing. Then he pounded a fist in triumph and took a victory lap.

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.

Tebow’s total passing yards inspired my brother John to post on his Facebook page:

Tebow threw for 3:16 yards….. I believe in him!!


UPDATE: Heard on the radio moments ago so it must be true:

Pittsburgh is protesting their loss last night against Denver… it seems that with God at Tebow’s side, Denver played with one too many players on the field throughout the game… you heard it here first…

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