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Take your victory lap, Tim Tebow.
Sunday, Tebow had one of the strangest individual statistical games of all time, going just 10-of-21 (.476) but amassing 316 yards—over 15 yards per attempt and a record 31.6 per completion—and two touchdowns.
He was not sacked and ran 10 times for 50 yards and a score, giving him 366 yards on 31 plays (11.8 average) with three touchdowns and no turnovers.
I do not care what anyone says, that's an awesome performance. He made more great throws than he did terrible ones while carving up an elite defense. He has done enough to prove he's a starting quarterback in the NFL.
Remember how old and slow the Pittsburgh Steelers looked in starting the season 2-2?
Everyone forgot that after they won 10-of-12, making them heavy favourites to beat the Denver Broncos even after it was determined that three starters would be out, and Ben Roethlisberger would be hobbled.
Remember how the Denver Broncos turned around a 1-5 start by winning six in a row and seven of their eight with Tebow at the helm? Everyone forgot his five fourth-quarter comebacks after three straight losses.
There were other statistics that were bizarre. It was the first overtime game with the new rules instituted for the playoffs before the 2010 season that made it more likely to extend the game but had the quickest score in league history on a pass by the least accurate passer in the NFL this season against its best pass defense.
Meanwhile, the guy he beat was the supposedly clutch Roethlisberger. After going 22-of-40 (.550) for 289 yards (7.2/attempt), a touchdown and a pick, Big Ben is 248-of-409 (.606) for 3,150 yards (7.7), 20 TDs and 17 picks in 14 career playoff games—an 83.7 passer rating.