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If Denver cleans up their play and execute effectively, then they will stay in the game longer which could set up another Tim Tebow game-winning drive.
Tom Brady will execute in this game, but I think the Denver defense is certainly capable of making a few big plays. We have seen Brady implode this year and let things get away quickly, as he did against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3. By the time he turned it around, it was too late.
The 17th-ranked rushing defense of the Patriots will have to contain the best rushing offense in the league.
Denver will try to keep the Patriots off balance on defense, in order to open up lanes for Tebow, Willis McGahee and Lance Ball.
In the first matchup this year, the Broncos combined for 252 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
The Broncos attacked the best passing defense in the NFL on Sunday night. In the divisional round, Denver will face the second-worst pass defense.
Tebow will look to have success passing as he did against the Steelers. If he can complete a few big passes early, then the running game will be more effective, and the Patriots will be on their heels on defense.
Will Tebow be able to orchestrate another miraculous comeback in Foxboro? Or will New England take a lead that's too large for even Tim Tebow to overcome.