Tim Tebow and Denver Broncos Have No Chance Against New York Jets
I'll admit it, I was somewhat of a Tim Tebow believer, but the hysteria has gone way too far.
I keep hearing that Tebow has a chance to win against the Jets defense on a short week, using his productive and less-studied offense.
Of course, the majority of people understand which teams the eccentric quarterback has beaten, but let's take another look.
He threw two touchdowns against the Dolphins, who are now 2-7 and ranked 25th in pass defense. He managed to complete just 48.1 percent of his passes and gain 161 yards through the air.
Tebow's next victims were the Raiders, as Carson Palmer and Kyle Boller combined to throw an unthinkable six interceptions. Oakland is ranked 22nd in pass defense and 27th in points allowed. The sensation tossed two more touchdowns, but completed only 47.6 percent of his passes for 124 yards.
Tebow did make an impact on the ground, however, rushing for 118 yards against the 25th-ranked run defense. But other than that performance, he hasn't rushed for more than 63 yards in a game this year.
Then Tebow took down the Chiefs, who are ranked 16th in pass defense and 24th in points allowed. He completed a whopping two passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.
The Jets are eighth best in the league at defending the pass and 15th against the run.
Those rankings are significantly better than those of his previous opponents. If Tebow's pass attempts continue to decrease, he could literally throw four passes Thursday night.
Even if Tebow does throw 10 passes, none of them had better go to Eric Decker, or else Darrelle Revis is going to score a couple of touchdowns.
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Now Knowshon Moreno is out and Willis McGahee is banged up, so Tim Tebow and Lance Ball are going to have to run all over the Jets defense to have any chance.
I just don't see that happening. Gang Green has already stopped Fred Jackson, and Tebow/Ball won't be any different.
New York will stack the box, attack the read option, and beg the prom king to throw it. Revis is talking big game this week, and he could be baiting Denver into throwing the ball with his verbal jabs at the Broncos' "boring" offense. The Jets will be ready if Tebow decides to air it out.
New York will have to beat themselves, like they love to do, in order to let this game get away from them.
Coming off of a week in which everything went wrong, I think the Jets offense will right the ship enough to at least outscore Denver.
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