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The enigma that is Tim Tebow will bring the Denver Broncos to the playoffs, as the team clinches their first AFC West title since 2005.
That's when the Broncos went 13-3 in the regular season under Mike Shanahan and Jake Plummer.
Tebow is the talk of the NFL, but it is the amazing pass rush and stingy defense of the Broncos that has kept the Broncos around long enough to put Tebow in a position at the end of games to steal wins.
The Broncos are on a hot streak just at the right time. They have won five straight games and will likely beat a Cutler-less and Forte-less Bears team this week led by Caleb Hanie.
But the Broncos will likely hit a brick wall against the New England Patriots, who will blow them out.
Tebow, though, will still secure the AFC West title with the Raiders after facing the Green Bay Packers this week. The Broncos have a chance in a close game against the Steelers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs but face a much stiffer challenge if the Broncos face the Patriots in a playoff rematch.
The Broncos may make the playoffs, but I am not looking past the divisional round this year.