Tebow is long gone from the NFL. Marijuana is legal in Colorado. Once head coach John Fox was fired by Denver, hired by Chicago, then fired once more. Oh, and a win in Super Bowl 50, lead by future Hall-of-Famer and then-quarterback Peyton Manning. Most importantly, touchbacks in the NFL still brought the ball only to the 20-yard line, as opposed to the 25-yard line, like they do today.
That rule would’ve given Thomas five fewer yards to cover as he bullied and stiff-armed tackle attempts on his way to six points and a playoff game-winner in Denver.
So, as the six-year anniversary of the ‘3:16 game’ passes, a remembrance of what was on the first play of overtime in that wild card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Six years ago today … ? pic.twitter.com/RtrOs75u4s
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 8, 2018