Demaryius Thomas had but 4 catches. But he had 204 yards!!!!! That's and average of 51 yards per catch!!!!! Going into OT he had 3 catches for 124 yards and an average of over 41 yards!
But look closer. Tim Tebow at game's end had only 9 completions for 236 yards. So Demaryius Thomas accounted for 1/3 of his completions and over 50% of the yardage!!
Play calling aside, why was this receiver permitted to run free down the middle? At least interfere or hold. You're still in the game. But no, he was permitted free range in the middle of the field.
Simply put, the wrong defense was called and the wrong defender was assigned. It's that simple at that point.
Further investigation will prove out that poor offensive play calling throughout the year resulted in injuries and underachievement. Tonight this also put our beloved Steelers in the postion they found themselves. But aside from all these factors, defensive play calling was also well below the bar for what we expect.