EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It's the 666th Monday Night Football game in history and Tim Tebow isn't taking that lightly. In fact, the New York Jets quarterback/world savior put the devil on notice — and just maybe, the Houston Texans' defense too — before the teams even took the field.
"Looking forward to giving God all the glory in tonight's 666th Monday Night Football game. Romans 8:37-39," Tebow tweeted.
And you thought Tebow was worried about J.J. Watt's No. 99? — please, this quarterback operates on a higher plane.
Leave it to Tebow to not only notice that the devil's number is in play on Monday night (and you thought he was worried about J.J. Watt's No. 99? — please, this quarterback operates on a higher plane), but to attach biblical significance to it.
Not that God isn't already working in mysterious ways. After the 666 revelation came out, reports surfaced that the Jets would use Tebow much more against the Texans than they have in their first four games.
During the pregame, Tebow wore a big grin as he warmed up his arm. For the record, he wore pink shoes in honor of the fight against breast cancer with no devil red in sight.
As for the verse Tebow referenced, it reads: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God."
Demons have no chance at beating Tebow on this Monday night.
His own receivers might though. Tebow's first pass of the game — a perfectly thrown deep ball over the head of a Texans' defender — bounced off of Jason Hill's hands, robbing the quarterback of a big play. Tebow played one play on that second series.