'Tebow-Time' Victory a Dramatic Playoff Upset

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Quarterback Tim Tebow helped propel the Denver Broncos to the American Football Conference Divisional Playoffs in a dramatic 29-23 overtime win against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday.

On the first play of overtime against the Steelers, Tebow threw an amazing 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to give the Broncos the win.

The 11-second play led to the quickest overtime in National Football League history. After the victory, Tebow knelt giving the glory to God.

"I'm just so blessed to have an opportunity to be the quarterback for the Denver Broncos and play a game in front of such great fans and with great teammates," Tebow said.

"And I'm just very thankful for the platform that God has given me," he added.

Click play for the updated CBN News report followed by comments from CBN Sports Reporter Shawn Brown.

Tebow threw for two touchdowns, ran for another, and finished with 316 passing yards -- all despite completing just 10 of his 21 throws.

"One of the great things about our team is we're a team that constantly believes -- believes in each other, believes in ourselves, believes in the coaches and what they're trying to do," Tebow said.

The 24-year-old also had kind words for playoff-tough Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

"What a great player he is. He's someone that I've watched for years, and he played so well in this game," Tebow said, adding that he could "learn a lot from him."  

The playoffs returned to Mile High Stadium for the first time since the AFC Championship in 2006, when the Steelers beat the Broncos.

History would not repeat itself this time as once again it was "Tebow time."

Now Tebow and the Broncos head to Foxboro, Mass., for a "Tim versus Tom" rematch, where the Broncos will take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots this Saturday.

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