Tim Tebow: Why Denver Broncos' Star QB Will Lead Team to Playoffs

Nicholas GossCorrespondent INovember 18, 2011

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays during the final minute of the game against the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow will lead the Denver Broncos to the AFC West title and a berth into the NFL playoffs this season with his ability to win games no matter how many yards he throws for.

Tebow's sensational 20-yard touchdown run in Thursday night's win over the New York Jets brought the Broncos to 5-5 on the season, good enough for second place in the division.

Not only is Tebow's 4-1 record as a starter quite impressive, when the game is on the line he just has a special ability to rise to the occasion and perform well in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos' road to the playoffs is not easy but it is not an insurmountable task either. The hardest opponents remaining for Denver are back-to-back games against the Chicago Bears and the New England Patriots in Weeks 14 and 15 respectively.

Both those games are also at home.

It would not be crazy to think Tebow cannot beat either of those elite teams. The Jets have a very good defense and Tebow was still able to make the plays needed to win.

The Patriots pass defense is horrible and they have made terrible players like Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne look like a pro bowler.

Tebow's yardage totals are not enormous but they have been respectable. He has passed for 100-plus yards and rushed for 50-plus yards in four of his last five games. Tebow also has 10 total touchdowns, which is pretty solid as well.

With Tebow finding ways to win games his teammates now have the confidence in him that was not always there earlier in his career.

The Broncos know they have a leader and a winner at the most important position on the field.

Tebow's will to win and the Broncos' underrated defense led by rookie linebacker sensation Von Miller and veterans Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey, will help Denver make the playoffs as AFC West champions.