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Tebow told Tillman that his interception was “lucky”

Denver Broncos v San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos throws the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the Broncos 16-13 overtime win in their NFL Game on November 27, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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Bears cornerback Charles Tillman made a leaping interception of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow on Sunday, and after the game Tebow had nothing but praise for Tillman’s effort on the play.

“That interception Charles Tillman had was a great play -- you know, bad decision on my part, which I can’t have, and got to improve,” Tebow said. “But that was a great play.”

During the game, however, Tebow told Tillman that the interception was more about luck than skill. NFL Network had Tebow wearing a microphone during the game against the Bears, and the audio from Tebow that aired this week included Tebow approaching Tillman and telling him, “You’re lucky. You’re lucky to get one.”

Tillman turned toward Tebow and asked, “What did you say?”

“I said you’re lucky, man,” Tebow said. “Lucky, lucky. You know that, too, man.”

Tebow’s comments seem to suggest that he takes a different view than his pastor, who claims that there’s no such thing as luck on a football field, there’s only God’s favor.