Tim Tebow came, and no one believed in him. For seven of eight games as the new starter, he created miracles. Over the final three games over the 2011 regular season, he was human, beaten, bruised, and nearly buries. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers in these 2012 NFL Playoffs, he fought back, and has risen.

There is a striking resemblance to Tebow’s second-year NFL journey – one that matches up fairly well to the man/God he devotes his life to, Jesus Christ.

Of course, that’s just a bruised analogy. A mere coincidence. And, perhaps too, so is anything to follow. But if we didn’t at least take a look at the numbers that fell in the Broncos’ dramatic 29-23 overtime win over the top-ranked Steelers’ defense, well, we’d just be ignoring the extraordinory. Even if it were all only happening by accident.

With that said, here’s a look at some interesting numbers from last night’s game. They might be reaches. They might be laughable. They might be a lot of things. But one thing they most certainly are not, is made up.

316 passing yards by Tebow

The 316 yards match his favorite bible verse, John 3:16.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.”

Yards Per completion by Tebow

Tebow threw for an NFL post-season single-game record 31.6 yards per completion (31.6=3:16?).

Tebow went 10-of-21 passing

If you turn his passing attempt/completion stat-line into a bible verse, it ends up being 1-2:1, or Genesis 2:1, which reads:

“So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed.”

Demaryius Thomas was born on Christmas Day, Jesus Christ’s Birthday

Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas hauled in four receptions for 204 yards and the game-winning touchdown in overtime. He was born on Christmas Day, the regarded birthday of Jesus Christ.

Tim Tebow potentially made believes out of John Elway and John Fox

Jesus Christ had a firm believer in John the Baptist.

These are all likely coincidences and I’m in no way saying Tebow is Jesus Christ or like him, but given Tebow’s history and the way things played out, they’re very interesting stats, verses, and notes. Take it all with a grain of salt and enjoy the ride that keeps getting just a little more interesting with each passing week.




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