There was no other way the game between the Denver Broncos and the Pittsburgh Steelers was going to happen. One way or another Tim Tebow was going to give us all something to talk about.
Playing in a game the Kansas City Chiefs should have been hosting, Tebow would either fall flat on his face, giving John Elway and the Broncos heartburn for the entire offseason or he would do something out of this world to keep Denver’s improbable run alive.
Not only did Tebow throw for a career-high 316 (seriously?!) yards, but he made history in the process.
Debuting the NFL’s “new” playoff rules in which both teams must possess the ball unless a touchdown is scored on the first possession, Tebow and the Broncos made history.
On the first play from scrimmage, Tebow his WR Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard touchdown. The 11 second play was the quickest ending in NFL history.
And of course within the stats (beyond the 316 yards) there are more things that make you scratch your head, according to the folks at Elias.
Tebow is just the fifth quarterback since the merger to throw for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns in his postseason debut.
He is also the only person to complete three 50-yard passes in one postseason game since the merger.