Nov 5, 2015; Columbia, MO, USA; EPSN analyst Tim Tebow laughs prior to the game between the Missouri Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Faurot Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
#1-Tie: January 8th, 2012
If you go back to recent games and you think Broncos and Steelers, this game is the first one that you think about.
In the 2012 AFC Wild Card game, the Denver Broncos hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers. During Wild Card weekend, all the home teams up to this point won their game. The Broncos entered the game as huge underdogs. The team finished 8-8 on the year where the Steelers were a 12-4 Wild Card team.
The Broncos struggled through the first half of the season. Halfway through the San Diego Chargers game, with the team 1-4, the Broncos turned to Tim Tebow. And he led the team to win after win in miraculous fashion.
In this game, however, the Broncos were the team that got off to the hot start. After two Steelers field goals, the Broncos shut them out in the second quarter and scored 20 unanswered points. The fans were fired up.
Perhaps the Broncos would not need a miracle to win the game. But the Steelers came storming back and got the game within seven points. Luck would be on their side as Willis McGahee fumbled the ball and Pittsburgh recovered.
That would lead to a touchdown strike by Big Ben with under four minutes to go in the game to tie the game at 23. The Broncos defense made sure they did not have a chance to tie it with a huge sack towards the end of regulation.
The teams would head into overtime. It was the first game that implemented the new overtime rules. A touchdown on the opening possession would end the game. A field goal would give the opposing team a chance to tie it again or win the game.
However, Tebow and Thomas just did this…
The Broncos went on to win the game 29-23. It marked, in my opinion, the biggest win for Tebow.
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