We all knew that at one point or another, it was all going to come down to this: Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were not going to keep on pulling off miraculous come from behind wins in the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter. It would be up to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to get the record straight and try to bring an end to what many had called the Tebownian Madness. Slowly but surely, Tom Brady overcame a first quarter slump to sign a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos at the Mile High.
It was a slightly peculiar mix. For all we know, Tebow was bringing religion and football into the table in a way that made many feel uncomfortable but even for those out there who don’t really believe, well, Tim Tebow and the Broncos were turning more then just some Christian heads. They were actually pulling off many at least 4 wins against the spread and were putting the Broncos very close to making it into the Playoffs.
And this comes from a team that under Kyle Orton hadn’t really managed to make anything but a somewhat overrated win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Broncos were 4-1 before their BYE week and before John Fox made his move to get Tim Tebow as the starter. And somehow, this wild move, paid off. Sure, they just lost to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, but then again, at 7-2 since Tebow got at the helm, it really seems that whatever it is his prayers are doing, might have been working. Or may we say, might have been working against quarterbacks that are not among the league’s top 10.
The Broncos still have to get it together before they can really secure a spot in the postseason. The Broncos hadn’t dropped a game since before Halloween, and even thought they are still the team ahead of the AFC West, they have two very tough games ahead of them. They first need to face the Buffalo Bills next week. Then they’ve got to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. And that could get really interesting. On the one side, Tim Tebow is going to be facing Kyle Orton for the season finale, the man he came in to replace at Denver. The Chiefs’ on the other hand, couldn’t be more pumped about their most recent win, which officially ended Aaron Rodgers and the Greeen Bay Packer’s 19th straight wins.
With the win, the New England Patriots secured a spot in the playoffs, won yet another AFC East title and have now recorded their sixth consecutive win for an 11-3 record for the season. Their main man, Tom Brady, finished the game with 23 of 34 passing for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Tim Tebow, on the other hand, finished with 11 of 22 passing for 194 yards. He also ran for 93 yards and two scores but was sacked four times, including a 28-yard loss in the fourth quarter. At the end, the big question is if the Denver Broncos are really going to have what it takes to keep up with the elite level quarterbacks they’ll be facing in the Playoffs. I guess only time will tell