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Are the Pittsburgh Steelers suffering from the 'Curse of Tebow'?

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Is there such thing as the 'Curse of Tebow', it has been a growing discussion point due to the fact the Pittsburgh Steelers have not played a playoff game since they suffered a heart breaking loss to the Tebow-led Broncos in 2011.

Everyone remembers 'Tebow-mania' in 2011 when the charismatic christian led the lowly Broncos to comeback after comeback, extending all the way to the playoffs and even to an AFC wildcard victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (12-4).

The heavily favoured Steelers were stunned by a game winning drive engineered by Tim Tebow and haven't recovered since, the quarterback connected with a pass over the middle to Demaryius Thomas who went 80 yards for the contest clinching touchdown.

Is there some truth to what may be considered the "Curse of Tebow"

Since that loss in 2011, the Black and Gold have registered back to back 8-8 seasons in the NFL and have not returned to the post season since their defeat at the hands of the quarterback who no longer plays in the league.

The topic was discussed on NFL network between analysts Willie McGinest and Shuan O'Hara, they laughed off the possibility of Tebow continuing to have a resonating affect still in the NFL and focussed on where the Steelers can improve next year in order to put this argument to bed.

Citing defensive additions and the leadership of Mike Tomlin, McGinest believes despite the youthful unit inPittsburgh, that the franchise can make a resurgence back to the top of their division and into the playoffs.

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