Tim Tebow’s 316 Stuff Of Legends

Tim Tebow and John Fox embrace after their first playoff victory together. (Jack Dempsey/AP Photo)

I’m convinced things always come full circle. Look no further than Tim Tebow’s 316 passing yards, and his 31.6 yards per pass play in his first playoff game. For some reason, 316 is a marked number for Tebow.

In college, Tebow was banned from scribbling the bible verse John 3:16 on his eye black.  The verse reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

If there were a Broncos 3:16, it would probably read, “For Tebow so loved, that whoever believes in him shall not be lost, but have eternal faith.”

The referees for Sunday’s game were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John also. Ok not really, but Tebow went 10-for-21 passing with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 125.6. He added 10 carries for 50 yards and a rushing touchdown as well. With that he joins Joe Montana and Jeff Garcia as the only players in NFL postseason history to pass for 300 yards and two scores in addition to rushing for 50 yards and a touchdown.

Take that Merril Hoge, take that all of you No. 15 non believers. The Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to move on to play the New England Patriots in the divisional game.

“First and foremost I just want to thank my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ,” Tebow said after the game. “He’s done so much in my life, and I also want to thank my teammates for the effort that they put out there and just showing so much character.”

Prior to Sunday’s game, the faith in Broncos Country was a Mile Low. The team lost their three previous games, and Tebow had 7 turnovers in the skid.

Life was far from orange and blue. It was a deep shade of grey as the Broncos headed into the playoffs.

Now the Broncos are back on track and heading to New England where once again things come full circle. The team will see Josh McDaniels, the former Broncos head coach who drafted Tebow and Demaryius Thomas in the first round of the 2010 draft.

Bad games may keep Tebow up at night, but his faith is one soft pillow.  It’s what got him to this point.

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Topics: Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, John 3:16, Josh Mcdaniels, Tim Tebow

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  • Al80920

    Passer rating of 125.6 ? This is also what NFL.com shows for Tebow, but I have run the equation twice and keep coming up with a passer rating of 136.2103 for Tim Tebow this past weekend. My formula agrees with the other numbers for the other 7 quarterbacks this past weekend ( Brees = 134.45, Manning = 129.30, Yates = 97.71, Stafford = 97.04, Roethlisberger = 75.94, Ryan = 71.09, Dalton = 51.39 ) , so I wonder why it doesn’t come up with 125.6 for Tebow? If my calculation is correct (and the rest of the world is wrong), than ” the worst quarterback in the NFL” (Tim Tebow) had the best passer rating of all 8 quarterbacks this past weekend.

  • Al80920

    Passer rating of 125.6 ? This is also what NFL.com shows for Tebow, but I have run the equation twice and keep coming up with a passer rating of 136.2103 for Tim Tebow this past weekend. My formula agrees with the other numbers for the other 7 quarterbacks this past weekend ( Brees = 134.45, Manning = 129.30, Yates = 97.71, Stafford = 97.04, Roethlisberger = 75.94, Ryan = 71.09, Dalton = 51.39 ) , so I wonder why it doesn’t come up with 125.6 for Tebow? If my calculation is correct (and the rest of the world is wrong), than ” the worst quarterback in the NFL” (Tim Tebow) had the best passer rating of all 8 quarterbacks this past weekend.

  • CharlesHubbard

    Jesus Christ is God’s answer for Victory.

    The pagan goddess NIKE is Satan’s answer for victory.

    Tim Tebow promotes both!

  • KimCon14

    @Al80920 The Broncos PR staff listed his rating as 125.6 as well.

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  • KimCon14

    @Al80920 The Broncos PR staff listed his rating as 125.6 as well.

  • JimJamz2

    You tell ‘em Kim. If a guy ever had the right to say “how do you like me now?”…it’s Timothy Richard Tebow. Of course…he won’t…he doesn’t roll that way…but oh how I’m loving watching the haters eat their words. Again.

  • JimJamz2

    You tell ‘em Kim. If a guy ever had the right to say “how do you like me now?”…it’s Timothy Richard Tebow. Of course…he won’t…he doesn’t roll that way…but oh how I’m loving watching the haters eat their words. Again.

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  • chutchison

    136? rearraange those numbers= 316….coincidence? i think not!

  • chutchison

    136? rearraange those numbers= 316….coincidence? i think not!