Do the Broncos Have a Prayer vs. the Patriots? Let's Ask the Boondock Saints

Sean BacaContributor IJanuary 13, 2012

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos motions to a receiver during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Sports Authority Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers in overtime 23-29.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Oh lord, what a ride this has been. It's been nuts to say the least. First, we dismiss the Steelers and now we head East to New England to face the "mighty" Patriots.

With all due respect to Tom Brady (Go Blue), the Pats have not fared well in the postseason since "Spygate," have they? And now the prodigal son and architect of "Spygate II" return? Josh McDaniels and Bill Belichick are back in the saddle again. But is it live, or is it memorex?

"We do not want your tired and sick. It is your corrupt we claim. It is your evil that will be sought by us. With every breath, we shall hunt them down."

Not one "SpyGate," oh no, no, no. We're talking about two guys at two different times pulling the same stunt.

"There are varying degrees of evil, we urge you lesser forms of filth not to push the bounds and cross over into true corruption, into our domain. But if you do, one day you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day you will reap it."

As for the Broncos. The matchups haven't changed since the Pats beat them down earlier in the year. So what could possibly make me think they have a prayer?

Because shocking people is what the Broncos do! There is a long line of opponents who have woken up Monday stunned that they lost to Tebow and the Broncos. Shocking people is their business and business is damn good.

Good versus evil? No, not even I'm willing to go there. But there is something there, I can feel it.

The Goodie-Goodie versus the Cheating Hoodie.

Yeah, I like that.

But it's not my place to stand in judgment. I defer once again to the saints.

"Do not kill, do not rape, do not steal, these are principles which every man of every faith can embrace. These are not polite suggestions—these are codes of behavior. And those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost."

It has the chance to be a great game. So pop open a cold one and enjoy it folks, because stories like this don't happen often enough.

It will take a great team effort on Saturday night to pull off another stunner. So, inspired by the "Boondock Saints" and our very own Broncos Saint, in hopes that this dream never wakes and that the Goodie-Goodie thumps the Cheating Hoodie, I leave you with this final prayer:

"And shepherds we shall be, for thee my Lord for thee, power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. We shall flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti."