By Zach Borg
After three straight terrible weeks it looked like Tim Tebow literally did need a miracle to beat the Steelers. Not sure if heavenly intervention was involved (Tebow passed for 316 yards, John 3:16, coincidence?), but Tebow Time is back.
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Was there a bit of a perfect storm here? Yes. The Steelers lost their top running back and some offensive lineman to injuries. Big Ben was hobbled too. And a starting safety couldn’t play because of a freak heart condition that hampers him at high altitude.
But Denver thumped the Steelers in the second quarter and built a lead. The Steelers fought back but Denver’s defense did just enough to get it to OT, and Tebow made a play. His 80 yard touchdown pass on the first play of OT is the fastest end to a regular season or playoff overtime game in NFL history. So much for the new rules.
|Tebow gets a key to the city if he beats McDaniels|
Tebow and the Broncos will be at New England next week where, in a HUGE twist of fate, former Bronco coach Josh McDaniels, the man who drafted Tebow, will be on the sidelines for the Patriots coaching his first game back with New England. Tebowmania 2011 will likely end next week, but today’s game ensured that there will be Tebowmania 2012. No way they can yank him now, for better or worse.
Glad we had one good finish, because the other three games were pretty much duds. Saints-Lions was good for a while but beyond that the Falcons and Bengals laid giant eggs.
ISU and Mizzou Wednesday in one of the biggest games for Cyclone hoops in years. Sounded an awful lot like the setup in Iowa City yesterday. My guess is this one won’t be a 29 point game though.
Remember when LucasFilm gave us the first three Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies? Seems like a long time ago when I see the promos for “Red Tails”. It’s a shame because the story of the Tuskegee Airmen is a truly great one (HBO did a good movie on it a while back). But after hearing great lines from Nick Cannon wannabes (which is setting the bar low to begin with) like “How do you like that Mr. Hitler?” and “Prepare to feel the wrath of the Ray Gun!” in the promos, it looks like another LucasFail.
Caucuses ended last week. Why didn’t this guy campaign in Iowa???????