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Steelers leave Denver stunned and beaten

The Steelers got Tebowed?

Nah.

For a team to get Tebowed, it must have the game in control and have Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow pull out a stunning victory.

Outside a 6-0 lead in the first quarter, the Steelers never were in control of their AFC wild-card game against the Broncos on Sunday.

Tebow made the Steelers defense look silly, making big play after big play. He passed for 316 yards, a career high.

The last 80 yards came in overtime on a catch-and-run on the first play.

Game over.

Season over.

But  it shouldn't come as a big surprise.

Even though the Steelers won 12 games, they hardly looked like a dominant team. They never really had the look of a team ready to compete for a Super Bowl championship.

They especially struggled on the road, barely getting b weaklings in Indy and K.C.

And now comes the Tebow game.

The defense should be embarrassed for allowing the number of big plays.

I warned of a perfect storm brewing for an upset. It all came to pass.

You can blame Ben Roethlisberger's injury, Maurkice Pouncey's injury,  Ryan Clark missing the game or Rashard Mendenhall's injury.

The way the team played, I'm not sure much would have changed with all of them at 100 percent.

There's no way around it: The Broncos beat the Steelers.

Now the Steelers will have a whole offseason to ponder what went wrong.

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