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Tim Tebow, Broncos Locker Room Celebration After Beating Steelers In Overtime (VIDEO)

First Posted: 01/09/12 12:41 AM ET Updated: 01/09/12 08:59 AM ET

A few days before the Denver Broncos hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC Wild Card playoff game, Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway said that quarterback Tim Tebow needs to "pull the trigger" rather than playing too conservative. Tebow agreed. And then, when it mattered most, he threw an 80-yard walk-off touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first play of overtime.

While Broncos celebrated in the locker room with big laughs and deep sighs -- one coming from head coach John Fox when he entered the room saying, "Never make it easy" -- Elway shook Tebow's hand with a look of pure joy on his face as he even let out a giggle. You could tell how happy that made Tebow, who patted Elway on the back as he walked away.

After hugging Tebow one more time, Fox went into his postgame speech.

"Thanks for keeping me back at my job for another week," he joked. "Hey men in all seriousness, people said you couldn't, people said you can't, and you did. I'm proud of you for that. It took a lot of guts. A lot of heart. A lot of hard work. And you're going to be commended let's give yourselves a hand."

Then, Fox awarded a game ball to everyone.

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