Broncos vs. Vikings: Why Tim Tebow Will Lead His Team to Yet Another Victory

Christopher Smith@MileHighMentorCorrespondent IIIDecember 1, 2011

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring the game winning touchdown against 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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Can Tim Tebow win five straight?

Yes. Yes he can.

In Week 13, he and the Denver Broncos will have to do it against a very high-ranked rush defense.

The bad news for the Minnesota Vikings?

Their eighth-ranked rushing defense has to face off against the No. 1 rushing offense in the entire NFL.

The Broncos' run-heavy offense averages just over 159 yards a game—and that's including the games before Kyle Orton made his way to the bench.

The Vikings defense has allowed only 99.6 yards per game on the ground.

But as Tebow proved against the New York Jets just a couple weeks ago, a hundred yards is all you need—especially when the bulk of it comes in the game-winning drive.

Against a front four as talented as the Vikings', Tebow will need to prove once again that he's capable of keeping an offense that relies almost entirely on the run game functional and effective.

The discussion remains the same week after week.

How long can Tebow's offense last in the NFL before it finally falls from grace?

Trust me, it won't be this week.

As Tebow proved against the strong defensive front of New York, all he needs is for the opposition to load the box with eight defenders so he can fly outside for big yards.

If Minnesota decides to spread it out and take the extra men out of the middle of the field, Tebow will take it right between the tackles and gash this defense even further.

And what you may not have expected from Tebow in the previous weeks will now become his staple in Week 13.

Who in their right mind really believes that the 29th-ranked passing defense can stop any quarterback, Tebow or otherwise?

This Vikings secondary stands to get ripped open by the least likely player to be ripping anything open with his arms—other than maybe a book of psalms.

Each and every start shows more and more progression in Tebow's passing game.

The Vikings' secondary will follow the footsteps of the Texans' in 2010 and yield an impressive 300-yard passing game to the quarterback who—by popular opinion—only knows how to run the ball.

If Tebow has taught us anything this year, it's that he knows how to win football games by whatever means necessary.

If it means he needs to run the ball 22 times, hand it off 30 times, score two-point conversions, win in the last minute of overtime or pass the ball like a mad man, Tebow will find the means to a victory.

Tebow will carry the Broncos to a fifth straight win in Week 13 against the Vikings, and it doesn't look like he'll be slowing down anytime afterwards.