Tim Tebow astonished fans in a gripping game Sunday when the Denver Broncos overtook the Pittsburgh Steelers in an overtime victory of 29-23. Denver's upset, however, was not the only surprise of the game. A peculiar mile high halo-like smoke ring was allegedly seen Sunday on the field after the Broncos scored their first field goal.
Mark Neuman-Lee, an attendee of the Steelers/Broncos game and photographer of the mile high halo, told the HuffingtonPost that he had never seen anything like the halo before.
The mysterious halo has many fans scratching their heads and wondering if the ring could be a sign from a higher power. The Steelers/Broncos game has a number of other unnerving coincidences that include the numbers from Tebow's favorite Bible verse, John 3:16.
Tebow shocked fans Sunday when he passed 316 yards in ten throws against the Steelers, setting an NFL playoff record by averaging 31.6 yards per completion. The numbers are startling as Tebow has been known for years to favor verse John 3:16, a beloved verse among Christians, which states: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
As if Tebow's throws and the mysterious mile high halo were not enough proof of divine intervention, Sports Business Journal reporter, John Ourand, also reports that the final quarter-hour rating for the night, which included the winning score, was 31.6.
The strange coincidences have been called eerie - even supernatural - but is it possible that there is a high power rooting for God's Quarterback?
Tebow is known as a devout Christian and frequently thanks God and Jesus Christ after games. As a player for the Florida Gators, he would paint favored verses from the Bible on his face in eye-black paint prior to the NCAA ban in 2010.
During the 2009 BCS Championship game, Tebow infamously wore an eye-black face inscription with the words John 3:16. Led by Tebow's two touchdown passes, the Gators beat the Oklahoma Sooners 24-14.
The young quarterback's success has inspired cult-like fandom. Fans have replaced Tebow with Jesus on their jerseys and tebowing has taken the nation by storm. Some commenters wonder if Tebow can inspire parts of America's youth to reaffirm their Christian faith. Following the Steelers/Broncos game Sunday, John 3:16 was one of the most searched phrases online for Sunday and much of Monday.