The Tebow Effect vs the bears
I feel bad for Marion Barber. If the Bears would have been playing anyone else, Barber would have: stepped out of bounds in the fourth quarter to close out the game, and he wouldn't have fumbled the ball in OT.
By default, someone is always bound to look dumbfounded at the end of the game when you are playing against Tim Tebow. He reminds me of a receiver high-stepping in for a touchdown after being chased down the field and then just breaking loose. He's basically telling the opposing team and the rest of the world, "Oh, you thought I was struggling? That was just my poker face. I don't really start trying until the fourth quarter."
There's a magical presence on the field every time Tebow steps one foot on it, and his team and the organization are all being affected by it. He's 7-1 as a starter for the Broncos and currently holding the first-place title in the AFC West division. The bandwagon has already lost its wheels from all the weight of new believers, and now, it's just running solely on magic fairy dust.
Von Miller is back in action, and the defense has never looked more destructive.
Although Tebow had his first turnover today in five games and had three passes dropped by Demaryius Thomas, the plays were made when they were most needed.
It's a 60-minute game, and Tebow only plays 15 minutes of it. He tires the defense out and hits them when they're weak and ready to hit the bench and the Gatorade tank.
New England is next for the Broncos. But considering the unexplainable pattern we have all just witnessed, I wouldn't be surprised if half the team came down with a bad case of the flu.
It's just Tebow.