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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 1/9/12


Broncos vs. Steelers: BTV Highlights |
Field level highlights and 850 KOA broadcast audio from Sunday's 29-23 overtime win against Pittsburgh. news: Unlike other Broncos thrillers, wild-card win defined by Tebow
Of all the comebacks and last-second heroics Tim Tebow has pulled off this season, nothing compares to what he did in the Broncos' overtime wild-card win over the Steelers, Jeff Darlington writes.

Broncos, Tim Tebow stun Steelers in OT, win 29-23 in NFL playoffs - The Denver Post
Tim Tebow did it again. Just as it appeared all was lost, the lefty winged a game-winning, 80-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime to give the Broncos a stunning, 29-23 playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Time is ripe for Patriots to capitalize -
The Patriots, presumably, will not make the same mistake the Pittsburgh Steelers made, which is to say the Patriots will not dare the Denver Broncos to throw the ball deep. Bill Belichick is far more likely to make the Broncos methodically drive down the field, asking Tebow to demonstrate the one thing he still has failed to show.

Broncos 29, Steelers 23: Three Observations |
Three observations from the Broncos’ 29-23 overtime stunner over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High here on Sunday.

Tim Tebow, Demaryius Thomas connect on big plays in upset over Steelers - Don Banks -
Consider the trigger pulled. And we even have a victim, that being the once-dangerous Pittsburgh Steelers. And talk about your smoking gun.

Tebow, Thomas lift Broncos to surprising win over Steelers - Peter King -
Not the greatest weekend for start-to-finish drama, but the Denver-Pittsburgh overtime thriller made up for those earlier 21-, 17- and 22-point playoff games.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos vs. Steelers: Sounds |
Reaction from the Denver locker room following the team's 29-23 overtime win over Pittsburgh.

BTV Exclusive: Postgame Celebration |
Go inside the Denver locker room after Sunday's 29-23 win over the Steelers.

Broncos vs. Steelers: Thomas Catches Game-winner |
Demaryius Thomas raced into the end zone on an 80-yard touchdown reception to win the Broncos Wild Card game vs. Pittsburgh on the first play of overtime. (A Must Listen for Broncos Fans!!!)

NFL Videos: Tebow looks back on win
Tim Tebow lauds his team's performance in a wild-card win over the Steelers and looks ahead to a rematch vs. the Patriots in next week's divisional playoff showdown.

NFL Videos: Tim Tebow postgame press conference
Broncos QB Tim Tebow speaks with the media about the overtime victory over the Steelers and looks forward to the matchup against the Patriots next week.

NFL Videos: Broncos 'take it and run'
Broncos coach John Fox speaks to the media about his team's majestic 29-23 overtime triumph over the favored Pittsburgh Steelers.

NFL Videos: GameDay: Steelers vs. Broncos highlights
A thriller ends in overtime, with Tim Tebow throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to seal a wild-card victory for the Broncos, 29-23, wrapping up Wild Card Weekend.

NFL Videos: Wild Card Can't-Miss Play: Tebow to Thomas wins it for Broncos
Tim Tebow hits Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard TD pass on the first play of overtime, giving the Broncos a wild-card victory over the Steelers.

Denver Broncos News news: Mundy: Don't blame Taylor for Steelers' OT loss to Broncos
Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas saw the coverage and knew he just had to beat Steelers CB Ike Taylor to score the winning touchdown. Thomas did just that, leaving Taylor's teammates to defend him. news: Patriots officially announce McDaniels' hiring as assistant
It's official: Josh McDaniels will return to the New England Patriots this week and serve under Bill O'Brien, the offensive coordinator who was named Penn State's coach Saturday. news: Tebow wins over Lady Gaga with OT victory for the ages
It's time to examine Tim Tebow's Lady Gaga-approved victory over the Steelers, the Giants' chances against the Packers, progress amid defeat in Detroit and J.J. Watt's sweet revenge on Andy Dalton.

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos upset Pittsburgh Steelers in OT - The Washington Post
With a smile that measured a mile wide, Denver quarterback Tim Tebow chased after his wide receiver, leaping into the crowd before taking a knee and praying. The endless debate on Tebow’s abilities as a quarterback had been drowned out by a raucous celebration, as Tebow circled the stadium, exchanging high-fives with Denver Broncos fans who were still trying to process what they’d just seen.

Tim Tebow: Credit John 3:16, John Elway and John Fox - The Washington Post
Tim Tebow wandered the Denver Broncos’ sideline Sunday wearing the intense, fired-up expression of a man possessed, and at the end his team — and a simple Bible verse that appeared right there in the stats — triumphed.

Tebow, Thomas lift Denver to fast 29-23 OT victory |
With a quick flick of the wrist and a mad dash to the end zone, Tim Tebow, Demaryius Thomas and the Denver Broncos put a sudden end to their playoff game against Pittsburgh — an 11-second throw, catch and run that accounted for the quickest overtime in NFL history.

NFL Round-Up: Tebow, Giants & More in Wild Weekend | Fox News Latino
Holy horse cakes! What a football weekend. These four games were reminders why I decided a long time ago to stop making bets and gambling.

Tebow Leads Broncos With 316 Yards Passing In Win Over Steelers (VIDEO) | Huffington Post
Tim Tebow finally flexed his left arm and found one more fantastic finish up his sleeve.

Broncos' Decker finished for season | National Football Post
Lost amid the good news for the Denver Broncos in their stunning 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday is the fact that receiver Eric Decker's season appears over.

Tebow follows Elway’s advice to ‘pull the trigger’ in Denver win -
Tim Tebow’s advice from John Elway before the NFL playoffs was to "pull the trigger." He did just that with a career-high 316 passing yards and the winning play in the Denver Broncos’ overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Dusty Saunders: CBS provides A-OK playoff coverage - The Denver Post
Three minutes before the Steelers-Broncos playoff game kicked off Sunday in Denver, a smiling Tim Tebow told CBS viewers: "Im gonna have a lot of fun."

Ron Cook: Steelers let Tim Tebow look like, well, John Elway - The Denver Post
Its not exactly a mystery why the Steelers season is done. Their defense — ranked No. 1 in the NFL in points allowed and yards allowed coming in — made the worst quarterback in the league look like John Elway.

Bedard: Broncos smarter for rematch with Patriots - The Denver Post
The Patriots knew theyd be getting a rematch in the divisional round when the Broncos and Steelers faced off Sunday in an AFC wild-card playoff game.

Dime works out fine in Broncos' win over Steelers - The Denver Post
And to think some folks say you just cant get much for a dime anymore. The Broncos defense got more than enough from its "dime" defense in an overtime playoff win over the Steelers on Sunday.

Injured safety Brian Dawkins inspires his Broncos teammates - The Denver Post
The Broncos bought Brian Dawkins more time.The veteran safety has been unable to practice or play for the past two weeks because of a neck injury, but his teammates remain hopeful that maybe

Ex-Broncos coach Josh McDaniels set to face former team - The Denver Post
Its official. Josh McDaniels will return to the New England Patriots as an offensive assistant this week, and will serve under Bill OBrien, the offensive coordinator who was named coach at Penn State on Saturday.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos Advance with Postseason Thriller |
It took just one play in overtime -- an 80-yard touchdown strike from Tim Tebow to Demaryius Thomas -- to clinch a 29-23 win against the Steelers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

Stifling the Steel Defense |
In a matchup against the NFL's No.1 defense, Tim Tebow and the Denver offense came through with a balanced attack and produced numerous explosive plays through the air to upend Pittsburgh.

Notebook: Defense Does its Part |
Defense delivers; the Mile High Magic was evident at Sports Authority Field; Tebow notches career-high passing output.

Thomas Shines in Overtime Victory |
Receiver Demaryius Thomas' 80-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the first play of overtime solidified a record-breaking night for the former Georgia Tech star.

They Meet Again |
The Broncos last postseason game came in the 2005 AFC Championship against the Steelers.

Broncos 29, Steelers 23: By the Numbers |
Notable numbers from the nooks and crannies of the Broncos’ 29-23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers here Sunday.

Broncos 29, Steelers 23: Your Thoughts … in Six Words or Less |
Who knew that the "funny feeling" I sensed Sunday morning was shared by others? From David Treadwell in the 850 KOA studio to fellow reporters in the press box to one of the groomsmen in my wedding, we all came to that sensation by early Sunday afternoon independent of each other, but had the same unquantifiable sense that something stunning was about to happen?

Because Hollywood Says So: Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable - Phlog
We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet another miraculous Tim Tebow victory last night.

Patriots fans, what are the keys to stopping Tim Tebow? - Page 2 - ESPN
The early headline at simply read: "Broncos, Tebow shock Steelers in OT," while at it was almost identical: "Tebow, Broncos knock out Steelers." At least the Denver Post put the rest of the Broncos ahead of Tebow even though everyone else says it as if he did it by himself: "Did you hear, Tebow beat the Steelers."

Denver Broncos may hear from Texas A&M - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Texas A&M is considering sending a cease and desist letter to the Denver Broncos for infringing on the school's "12th Man" trademark.

Tebow, Roethlisberger Bail Out Wild Card Weekend: A Fan's Analysis - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
NFL fans that didn't have a team involved in wild card weekend or the playoffs in general needed something else to thrill them. Without my Philadelphia Eagles or New York Jets in the postseason, all I had was the New York Giants to rub the wound in the Eagles' inability to win the NFC East.

Tebow Surprises Steelers with His Arm: Fan Reaction - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
I certainly did not expect the Denver Broncos to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 8 in the NFL playoffs, and I think most everyone outside of the State of Colorado felt similarly. What was even more surprising was how the Broncos did it: on Tim Tebow's arm. Broncos Win in OT | SteelCity Insider
''Pull the trigger,'' John Elway told his Denver Broncos star, Tim Tebow, trying to shake the quarterback from a three-game funk. Tebow went one better: He pulled off an upset.

Denver Broncos Defense Key To Playoff Run - Predominantly Orange
There were plenty of ‘terrible towels’ residing on the dirty ground after the Denver Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the first round of the 2011 playoffs.

Playoff win against Steelers nets extra $22,000 for each Broncos player | First-and-Orange
This is the time of season when it pays to play on a winner. Literally, pays.

Big day for Ayers | First-and-Orange
In one afternoon, Robert Ayers doubled his season sack total.

Champ Bailey overcome after Broncos' OT win | First-and-Orange
Amid the jubilant post-game celebration at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Sunday night, Champ Bailey and DJ Williams found each other inside the tunnel that leads to the Broncos’ locker room.

NFL News news: Wild Card Weekend presents its share of wackiness
Oh, snap! Game: Broncos 29, Steelers 23 (OT)

Mike Pereira: New overtime rule makes for more dramatic ending - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
The NFL was dying to see how its new overtime rule would work, and it found out in a hurry.

Still feeling a rush in NFL playoffs | Washington Examiner
You're hearing a lot about how the NFL is changing. Offenses are becoming pass-heavy, uptempo, no-huddle and spread.

NFL playoffs 2012: New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers - The Washington Post
Why the Giants can win… Forget that they had the worst regular season record of the NFC’s six playoff teams, at 9-7. They’re on a roll now, beating the Jets and Cowboys in their final two games of the regular season to capture the NFC East title and winning easily at home against the Falcons in the first round of the playoffs.

Is this just destined to happen? - NFL wild-card round: What we learned - FOX Sports List
The Tim Tebow story was a blast in the regular season, but with the Denver Broncos staggering into the postseason, Sunday was to be this season's final chapter. Surely the Steelers defense would bring the Tebow show to an end.

Sorting the Sunday Pile, Wild Card: Ranking Tebow -
Are you ----ing kidding me? Did that just happen? That, of course, is Tim Tebow hitting Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard, walk-off touchdown in the first-ever game featuring the new NFL overtime rules to push Denver past Pittsburgh and into the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Week 18 NFL Game Recaps |
This is the most fun I've had watching a football game since the Patriots upset the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. Like most people, I love David versus Goliath matchups, and this was a true example of that.

Denver Broncos Fans

Broncos vs Steelers Studs and Duds - Mile High Report
Tim Tebow can't throw. The Denver Broncos have no chance of beating the Pittsburgh Steelers. Demaryius Thomas is a bust. The Denver Broncos are the worst playoff team ever. These are all examples of things that people were saying before Sunday and they are all things that were proven 150% false.

My playoff game experience.....and a lesson. - Mile High Report
I am just as giddy as the rest of you are about the win tonight! I thought the team played inspired, sound football, overcoming a key "forward-backward pass" (whatever the hell that is) and a very untimely fumble by Willis. I thought you might enjoy a little look into how I enjoyed the game today.