After giving Game Balls to Denver Broncos Quarterback Tim Tebow and Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas on Sunday for their standout play in the Wildcard upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Overtime, I told you that I wasn't finished with the accolades. Head coach John Fox beat me to it saying "everybody that was here tonight, gets a Game Ball", so that just leaves me Tossing Horseshoes. A Leaner is still worth one point, right?
Besides Tebow and Thomas, Wide Receiver Eddie Royal had a hand in the outcome of Sunday's contest, scoring the first Denver points in the game. In the 2nd Quarter, the Broncos drove down to the Steeler 30-yard line. On a 2nd and 9 play, Tim Tebow took the snap out of the Shotgun and fired a pass deep right to Royal for a Touchdown to take the lead 7-6. The Broncos piled on another 13 points to take a 20-6 margin into the locker room at the half. Eddie finished the day with 3 catches for 49 yards and the touchdowns. He also returned 3 punts for a 9-yard average.
Tight End Daniel Fells had two catches for 57 yards on Sunday. Right now you're probably saying, "yeah KK, big deal." Well, they both went for 1st downs and they were the only times he was targeted. With the issues surrounding the Broncos passing Offense in 2011, that is a small victory in itself. Daniel made a 17-yard catch in the 4th Quarter for a first down on a clock eating, but wasted drive. The other catch occurred in the 2nd Quarter with 4:31 left. Tim Tebow launched a perfect pass deep over the middle to Fells for 40 yards. That led to Matt Prater's 28 yard field goal with a minute left in the opening half.