Tebow train now boarding: NFL playoff schedule set

Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos delivered a thrilling surprise with an improbable playoff victory Sunday night. The Tebow Show drama continues next week. Photo: AP/Chris Schneider

SAN DIEGO, Jan 9, 2012 –  Tim Tebow fans across America, rejoice!

The wildcard round is over and after three snoozefest games, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos delivered a thrilling surprise at the expense of Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On Saturday, both games ended up being lopsided blowouts, with the Houston Texans continuing their unlikely playoff hopes by ending the Cincinnati Bengals’ dreams 31-10 for the franchise’s first ever playoff win; and the New Orleans Saints making quick work of the overachieving Detroit Lions, 45-28, extended a nine-game winning streak.

On Sunday, the New York Giants sent the Atlanta Falcons home for the season, winning with ease 24-2. And then, Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos kept the team’s improbable hopes alive when he connected with Demaryius Thomas on the first and only play of overtime, resulting in a wild 80-yard touchdown pass for a 29-23 win over the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers. The play took 11 seconds and was the quickest ending to an overtime in NFL history, capped by Tebow taking a knee in his now-familiar Tebowing prayer of gratitude. 

Sorry, Tim Tebow won’t be available for the Republican Presidential debate on Saturday. He’s got a game to play against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. AP/Jack Dempsey.

If you had something planned next Saturday night, forget it. Even the most casual football fans will be glued to their TVs to see how the next chapter in the Tim Tebow Story is written. The division playoffs are now set.

On Saturday, January 14, the San Francisco 49ers will host the New Orleans Saints on FOX, followed for many by the highlight of the schedule, a primetime appearance by Tebow and the Denver Broncos traveling to Foxboro to play the New England Patriots on CBS.

Sunday, January 15, the second-seeded Baltimore Ravens host the Houston Texans from the wild card round on CBS, followed by the Green Bay Packers hosting the New York Giants from the NFC wild card round team on FOX.

Results of Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 7

Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 31-10

New Orleans Saints defeat the Detroit Lions, 45-28

Sunday, January 8

New York Giants beat the Atlanta Falcons, 24-2

Denver Broncos defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime, 29-23


All times Eastern Time

Saturday January 14

New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Fox

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, 8 p.m. Eastern Time, CBS

Sunday, January 15

Houston Texans at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. Eastern Time, CBS

New York Giants at Green Bay Packers, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, FOX


Sunday, January 22

AFC Game at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, CBS

NFC Game at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, FOX


Sunday, January 29

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii, 7 p.m. Eastern Time, NBC


Sunday, February 5

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, NBC


Also read:

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Sunday School with Tim Tebow: 316 passing yards and counting

NFL playoff schedule set: Tebow, Broncos get some help

Who dat? New Orleans’ Darren Sproles breaks the mold

Is Tim Tebow Satan?



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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.


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