Tebow-time revived in NFL wild-card

Demaryius Thomas.
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Three things we learned on wild-card weekend:

1. Remember me?: Tim Tebow’s late-game heroics took nearly a month break, but the Broncos quarterback was back at it yesterday as his 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play from scrimmage in overtime gave Denver a stunning  29-23 victory over the Steelers. Denver will take on the Patriots this Saturday (8 p.m., CBS).

2. Home cookin’: The Texans, who played their first playoff game in franchise history, gave their fans plenty of reason to celebrate as Arian Foster ran for 153 yards on 24 carries. Defensive end J.J. Watt sent the home crowd into a frenzy with 52 seconds left in the second quarter when he intercepted Andy Dalton and had a 29-yard return for a touchdown.  Houston will play at No. 2-seeded Baltimore next Sunday (1 p.m., CBS). All four home teams won this past weekend.

3. QB Kings: Drew Brees threw for a whopping 466 yards and three touchdowns as New Orleans broke the postseason record for total yards with 626 and beat the Lions, 45-28. The Saints advance to play at San Francisco next Saturday (4:30 p.m., FOX). Eli Manning was tremendous in the Giants 24-2 bashing of Atlanta yesterday as he tossed three touchdowns. He jump-started the New York offense in the second quarter with a 14-yard run on a crucial third down. The Giants will play at Green Bay next Sunday (4:30 p.m., FOX).

Bad Ben Theory

Ben Roethlisberger struggled in the first half against Denver, throwing an interception without a TD and owning a 48.1 QB rating.
   
Heating up Big Ben did eventually get hot as he tied the game at 23 late in the fourth quarter with a 31-yard TD pass to Jerricho Cotchery.



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