The Denver Broncos snapped a three-game losing streak and stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime in an AFC wild-card game.
Denver quarterback Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on the first play in overtime for an electrifying 80-yard touchdown, which ended the game. This was the first overtime, playoff game played under the NFL's new rule of each team getting a chance at an overtime possession. But if the first team to touch the ball scores a touchdown, as in this case, the game is over. Had Denver gotten a field goal, the Steelers would've had a possession.
Tebow finished the game with 316 yards passing, against the league's top defense.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who played with his injured ankle, limped around and rallied his team from a two touchdown halftime deficit with 10 points in the final 10 minutes. He fired a 31-yard touchdown pass to Jericho Cotchery with a little over three minutes left in the fourth quarter to tie the game.
The Steelers season ends at 12-5.
The Broncos, now 9-8, will visit the top-seeded Patriots in the divisional round next Saturday night at 8.