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VIDEO: Demaryius Thomas' Game-Winning Catch In Playoff Overtime

Though Phil Simms mistakenly identified wide receiver Demaryius Thomas as hailing from UCF, the sudden Denver Broncos star made his name as a member of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, thank yew very much. Here he is achieving the game-winning catch-and-run in his playoff debut, part of a 204-yard day.

Watch before the snap as the Pittsburgh Steelers commit nine or maybe even 10 players to stopping the run, with both Troy Polamalu and Ryan Mundy leaving Ike Taylor no help over the top.


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Polamalu was evidently supposed to be covering against shallow crossing routes, and Mundy's job appears to be helping out deep, but Tim Tebow and the Denver running game provide such a threat that "Bay Bay" was barely even single-covered.

Pairing Tebow and Thomas might've been a pretty good idea on Josh McDaniels' part after all, yes? There hasn't been a college receiver in a while who became quite as known for doing nothing but picking up scores as the only deep threat on an option-heavy running team. Seems some skills translate after all.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.