Skip to comments.Divine numbers game: '3:16' stat rules Tim Tebow's first playoff victory, halo appears above stadium
Posted on 01/11/2012 9:38:43 PM PST by doug from upland
It's no secret that Tim Tebows favourite Bible passage is John 3:16, but his performance Sunday took those numbers to biblical proportions.
The rookie quarterback, in the first playoff game of his career, threw for 316 total yards and averaged an impressive 31.6 yards per pass.
In addition, the overtime portion of the game, in which Tebow threw the game-winning 80-yard pass, scored a 31.6 television rating.
Since breaking into the NFL's top ranks this season, Tim Tebow has made headlines as much for his outspoken religious beliefs as for his performances for the Denver Broncos.
And his claims to be helped by God were bolstered when sharp-eyed fans saw a halo floating above the stadium where he helped the Broncos to a spectacular overtime victory over the Steelers on Sunday.
The ring of smoke appeared over the Mile High Stadium in Denver just after the Broncos scored their first field goal in the wild-card game which they won 29-23. Divine favour: A halo appeared in the sky above Mile High Stadium while the Denver Broncos were playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers there on Sunday
The game ended after the first play of overtime - just 11 seconds in - when the quarterback launched the incredible pass for a touchdown.
Tebow's amazing performance in the game cemented the 24-year-old's cult status - and the appearance of the halo in the sky above suggested his non-stop invocation of his religion may not have been in vain.
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This is starting to get silly.
The win last week was great and a real upset, but seriously.
Celebration: Tebow's brilliant 80-yard throw helped the Denver Broncos topple the Pittsburgh Steelers after just 11 seconds of overtime
Who Would Jesus Blitz...?
Agreed. It’s freekin like looking for images in tortillas.
It was a good pass but it was an incredible run.
Tebow’s face appeared on the grilled cheese sandwich I prepared while watching the game!
I would say interesting rather than silly. :)
Hail Mary. Jesus is the bomb.
I always knew Tom Brady was the Anti-Christ....
I was all for Tebow until he beat Da Bears; that’s just taking Christianity too far.
Sorry you guys lost your quarterback. I love to see football when every team is at its best. But it is part of the incredibly violent game.
This Saturday's Score?
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
OK...so what was the source of the smoke ring?
I would agree that the focus on Tebow is getting kinda silly, but... The coincidences of all the 316’s is just hilarious. I figure its just God showing he has a good sense of humor. :-)
It’s out of this world to average over 31 yards per completion. It’s barely even human.
It’s God’s spyglass looking down.
The only people freaking out are the nonbelievers. If they truly feel religion is silly why freak out. If what Tebow represents scares them, what will they do if the Rapture actually happened.
Art Bell and George Noury would say it’s a chem trail.
80 US Olympic Hokey
What else compares?
Thought that was toast?
From the Greek name Τιμοθεος (Timotheos) meaning "honouring God", derived from τιμαω (timao) "to honour" and θεος (theos) "god".
Cult status is right.
I love it all!
“Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.” (Psalm 150:6)[the last chapter and the last verse in the book of Psalm]
I’m looking forward to the next season when John 3:17 will be made known:
“For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”
The moneychangers whom had set up shop on the holy temple grounds.
That’s funny, but from what I’ve read, Mr.R. has repented and gone back to his spiritual roots. Even got married up.
51 Giants (baseball)
Loser of 13 straight to open the season.
13 1/2 games out of first on September 1.
In closing the gap, Giants beat Dodgers and Ace Don Newcombe 16-0. Also pulled off a triple play in another game vs. the Dodgers.
And, of course, “the shot heard around the world, Bobby Thomson’s game-winning home run off Ralph Branca.