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Tim Tebow Gets the Best of Big Ben in the NFL Playoffs (Photos)

Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs off field after losing in overtime to the Denver Broncos in 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 Denver Broncos defeated the the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime 23 - 29. (Getty Images)more pics » Tim Tebow (Getty Images) The NFL playoffs just wouldn't be the same if there wasn't a massive upset in the opening round. Last year, it was the vaunted Saints falling to a Seattle Seahawks team that didn't even have a winning record, and this year it happened in the final game of Wildcard Weekend.

2011's miracle QB Tim Tebow picked up the magic again against Ben Roethlisberger and the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. Things started out slowly with a first quarter that saw the Steelers put up just two field goals and Tebow complete zero passes, but one quarter doesn't tell the whole story… not even close.

At exactly halfway through the second quarter, the Denver Broncos scored 17 unanswered points, thanks to a 30 yard pass from Tebow to Eddie Royal, followed shortly thereafter by a touchdown run by the Denver QB.

Big Ben marched the Steelers down the field in the closing minutes of the fourth, tying the game with a 31 yard bomb to Jerricho Cotchery who made an unbelievable catch in the endzone. Fans were on the edge of their seats as the game went into overtime, but they weren't there for long. On the first play from scrimmage in OT, Tebow hit Demaryius Thomas in stride on a crossing pattern. Thomas quickly broke away from defenders, taking it to the house and sending Steelers back to Pittsburgh to watch the rest of the playoffs on TV rather than on the field.

The Broncos will face the New England Patriots in the next round of the playoffs on Sunday, January 15th. These two teams faced off in the regular season, with the Pats walking away victorious.

Check out more photos from the game:
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos
  • Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Denver Broncos

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