Steelers vs Broncos Video: Watch Tim Tebow's Game-Winning TD to Demaryius Thomas

Josh Martin@@JoshMartinNBANBA Lead WriterJanuary 9, 2012

Love Tim Tebow or hate him, I think we can all agree on at least one thing: the Denver Broncos are headed East to play the New England Patriots next weekend.

Oh, and that the Broncos can thank Tebow and Demaryius Thomas for getting them there by way of an 80-yard strike to simultaneously open and close overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

With one flick of his often wayward wrist, Tebow hit Thomas in stride at the 40-yard line, from which point the Georgia Tech product gave a stiff-arm shiver to Pittsburgh's Ike Taylor to break free on the way to pay dirt.

Tebow finished with 316 yards passing and three total touchdowns, becoming the first quarterback to top the 300-yard mark in a game against the Steelers this season. The 80-yard catch put Thomas at 204 yards on just four catches on the day, making him the seventh player in NFL history to rack up 200 yards receiving in a postseason game. It was also the longest overtime reception in league history.

Next up, Tebow and the Broncos will seek redemption against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, to whom they lost soundly at Mile High Stadium in Week 15, 41-23.

In other news, folks at CBS are already stumbling over themselves to come up with clever/inspirational/interesting things for Jim Nantz and Phil Simms to say about this matchup of near-diametric opposites at quarterback come game time.