On this day in 2011... - Bring Me The News

On this day in 2011...


Tim Tebow leads the Broncos to yet another come-from-behind win, this time against the Minnesota Vikings, a 35-32 final at the Metrodome.

Down by three with three minutes to go, Tebow led Denver down the field twice for a pair of field goals by Matt Prater, the second of which won the game for the Broncos as time expired.

The comeback win was fifth in a run of six straight wins for Denver, and the sixth game Denver won by a touchdown or less that year. They would go on to make the playoffs and win their wild card game against Pittsburgh in overtime on this pass from Tebow.

Denver would lose the next week in New England, but Tebow's 149.3 quarterback rating against the Vikings still stands as a personal best, and his 202 passing yards are his third-highest as a pro.

Tebow's flair for the dramatic and ability to win despite long odds and what some called a lack of quarterbacking talent, gripped the nation, leading fans and critics alike to embrace his in-game ritual and dub it "Tebowing."

Tebow's devout Christianity along with his late-game heroics took his fame to another level, inspiring this Saturday Night Live skit about the quarterback.

As an aside, in the loss to Denver, quarterback Christian Ponder had a career-high 381 yards, but was dwarfed by Tebow-mania, as many others were on his epic run of come-from-behind victories.

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