PROPS and DROPS from the ridiculous Broncos' OT win over the heavily favored Steelers:
PROPS: DeMaryius Thomas absolutley abused Ike Taylor (that's not a pun either, "abuse" and "Ike")on the game winning play. Change the jersey and that's Calvin Johnson going Megatron on the Steelers. Tim Tebow threw a laser on point pass and the stiff arm that Thomas utilized should be shown to every young receiver on "how to" stiff arm. Notice Troy Polamalu completely deked in on the play? Tebow gave just enough to suck him in for a millisecond and he was hopeless after Thomas caught the ball.
DROPS: The refs again had a absolutely horrid game. More and more they are missing facemask calls on Tebow because of the way he plays. Perhaps the worst call of the weekend was the missed fumble on the backwards pass in the 3rd quarter. That was in essence a 10 (or 14) point swing since the Steelers scored and the Donks were already in FG range. Isn't there a "side judge"? Apparently he can't judge the side too well.
DROPS: We all know Tebow is careful with who he associates with, but check the graphic when he scored his rushing TD. The only other QBs to score a rushing TD versus the Steelers in the playoffs: Ken Stabler (notorious partier) and Steve McNair (murdered by his mistress.)
PROPS: Mike McCoy gets all the pub, but Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen had a great game plan for most of the tilt. Everyone knew that they would try to pound Big Ben (even when they weren't hitting him , the pocket would squeeze him) but by the game's end they were confusing him. Guys standing on the line, moving in and out of the zones, all this lead to some confusion on the Steelers' last drive and a half ass Hail Mary attempt.
DROPS: All the talk about Brady Quinn in the media was just poppycock (damn straight I wrote "poppycock".) There's no way Quinn goes in the game cold (real cold since he hasn't ben in one in three years) and does anything. In fact, conspiracy theorists unite, maybe it was the Donks who floated the rumor to keep the Steelers off balance.
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