Make that 17 points unanswered for the Broncos.
After Tebow’s rushing touchdown, the Steelers took over on their own 20-yard line. However, after a 9-yard sack by defensive end Robert Ayers on second-and-7, Roethlisberger threw an interception over the middle to safety Quinton Carter, who returned it nine yards to the Steelers 18 yard-line.
From there, the offense drove all the way to the 2-yard line with help from a roughing-the-passer penalty on James Harrison, but on third-and-goal, Tebow rolled left and his pass to Matthew Willis at the front pylon was broken up.
Kicker Matt Prater came up and split the uprights with a 20-yard field goal attempt to give Denver a 17-6 lead with 7:33 left in the second quarter.