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Tim Tebow And Ben Roethlisberger Move Denver And Pittsburgh Down The Field, Broncos And Steelers Exchange Field Goals

The Denver Broncos made it a two score game taking a 23-13 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Wildcard game. Tim Tebow marched Denver down the field, responding to Pittsburgh's opening drive touchdown which had made it just a seven point game. The Broncos kept it conservative, and marched down the field primarily on the ground, eating up more than six minutes of clock. Tim Tebow gained 11 yards on a rollout, which put the ball inside the Pittsburgh 25. After an offensive pass interference call on a pick play, the Denver drive stalled at the 17 yard line and Matt Prater punched home a 35 yard field goal.

The drive, which started on Denver's own twenty yard line, was largely aided by a pass interference call on Ike Taylor. The Steeler cornerback has struggled mightily against the Broncos, but the interference call was definitely questionable. Taylor went to play the ball and ran into the wideout, but after a discussion among the officials, the interference call stood.

Pittsburgh quickly responded, as Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers went 61 yards in a little more than three minutes to make it a one score game. A 28 yard run by Isaac Redman moved the Steelers deep into Denver territory. It was another tough run by Redman, breaking several tackles on the way to the first 100 yard game of his career. Shaun Suisham hit a 37 yard field goal to match Prater.

With just under ten minutes to play, Denver leads 23-16.

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