Less than 50% completion rate. One passing TD to FOUR interceptions. Five sacks. Seven carries for 25 yards and a rushing TD. Remind you of anyone?
Wilson’s QB Rating for the game was 44.3 (punting sensation Jon Ryan was a perfect 158.3!); Wilson’s QBR was a sad 13.6 (where 100 is the highest). So…maybe my title should have been that Tim Tebow had Russell Wilson games. Still: when the cards were on the table and all the chips were in and [insert other poker analogy here], Wilson found a way to bring his team back for a miracle win. Way to ante up, Russell!
In that insanely flukey 29-23 playoff win where Tebow, some crazy how, completed one of his ten (!!) passes of the game to Demaryius Thomas for the 80-yard winner, Tebow went 10/21 for 316 yards and 2 TDs, tacking on 10 carries for 50 yards and a TD.
QB Rating: 125.6, QBR: 97.7 (i.e. almost perfect).
His Tebowliness couldn’t have been much more ineffective as a traditional passer over his career, completing just 47.9% of his passes with a 17/9 TD/INT ratio (not to mention 7 fumbles). And yet:
Career QB Rating: 75.3. Career QBR: 33.4.
In fact, for all of his flaws — his numerous, hilarious flaws — Tebow only had three games in his career with a lower QBR than Wilson had in Sunday’s game. In those three games, Denver was outscored 23-97 and lost all three. If he’d won a game like the one Seattle pulled out in the NFC Championship game, he’d have spend 20 minutes Tebowing and building a church at midfield. If nothing else, he’d certainly have attributed it to divine intervention.
Hmm? What’s that? Oh, Russell Wilson has something to say. Russell?
“God is too good all the time, man,” Wilson told Erin Andrews of FOX Sports immediately after the win. “Every time.”
“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special,” Wilson said regarding the sudden transformation from horrible performance to incredible performance. “I’ve been through a lot in life, and had some ups and downs. It’s what’s led me to this day.”
Welp, that settles it: Wilson had a Tebow game after all. Maybe Rodgers should have spent a little less time reading defenses and a little more time reading scripture!