Could Tim Tebow's Faith Be a Reason Why the Denver Broncos Are Winning?

Tony SantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 9, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers in overtime 23-29.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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When Tim Tebow played for the Florida Gators, he wore the bible verse John 3:16 painted on his eye black.

Now what exactly is John 3:16? 

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Essentially, that means whoever believes in Jesus, they will go to heaven—that's it in a nutshell. 

So what does this have to with anything?

We all know that Tebow and the Denver Broncos upset the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, 29-23, but the stats are what actually tells the story. 

While listening to 98.5 The Sports Hubs' Felger and Mazz show today, they pointed out some interesting connections in Tebow's stats: 

Tebow throw for 316 yards, his averaged completion was 31.6 yards and the game's fourth quarter rating reached a pick of 31.6—how bizarre is that? 

Let me be clear, I am not saying that Tim Tebow is the second coming of Jesus or anything, but this is just bizarre and really amazing. It's truly a remarkable tidbit that just adds to "Tebowmania" and how it has stormed across the NFL world. 

With Denver's overtime victory over Pittsburgh, the Broncos will now move onto the divisional round to face the New England Patriots next Saturday night at Gillette Stadium. 


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