Broncos vs. Patriots: 5 Reasons Denver Can Pull off Upset Against the Patriots

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Broncos vs. Patriots: 5 Reasons Denver Can Pull off Upset Against the Patriots
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Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos delivered another thriller, this time a 29-23 overtime win against the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers.

Many pundits argued that Denver would simply be overmatched by a superior Steelers team, that a team that backed into the playoffs with an 8-8 record and a three-game losing streak couldn't possibly beat a 12-4 Pittsburgh team led by two-time Super Bowl-winner Ben Roethlisberger.

It seems, however, that any time Tebow is involved, you can throw everything you think you know out the window. 

This weekend was no exception. After blowing a 20-6 lead, Tebow got a chance at redemption in overtime and took advantage. He hit Demaryius Thomas on about a 20-yard slant play off a play-action and Thomas did the rest, outrunning two Steeler defenders for the last 60 yards and the game-winning touchdown.

It's Tebow Time in Denver, and the victory is worth celebrating, but Denver's toughest matchup awaits it in only six days.

The Broncos will travel to New England to face Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots

I expect Denver to be huge underdogs once again this week in Gillette Stadium against a Pats team that handled the Broncos fairly easily in a 41-23 Week 15 win.

Beating Brady in Foxborough is hard, but it's not impossible. There are five reasons why Denver could absolutely pull off another stunner this Saturday night.

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