"If you believe, sometimes unbelievable things are possible." — Tim Tebow
Well, yeah … but this one defied belief, even among those who are drinking the Tebow Kool-Aid as if it will never go out of style. We'll have more on the game shortly, but in case you didn't see the key plays down the stretch, here's a little montage of just how the Denver Broncos came back from a 10-0 deficit to beat the Chicago Bears, 13-10, in overtime:
First, Bears running back Marion Barber had to run out of bounds when all the Bears needed to do was kill the clock, up 10-7 as they were with less than two minutes left in the game. This makes total sense, because Barber is a contact runner who almost never runs out of bounds.
Then, Broncos kicker Matt Prater had to match a career high with a 59-yard field goal to take the game into overtime. Piece of cake!
Then, just to make things interesting, the Bears won the toss to get the ball first in overtime. Of course, just as they were driving to get into field goal range, Barber fumbled and the Broncos got the ball. This also makes all the sense in the world, because Barber had lost just two fumbles on 1,118 carries in his entire NFL career before Sunday's game.
Then, of course, Prater with the 51-yard game-winner. Sheesh, America — we find this difficult to explain.
The narrative just keeps on going, for whatever multitude of reasons. More on this later, but as we said, in case you haven't seen it, you may now believe it.
- Marion Barber
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