NFL Opinion: Why Tim Tebow and the Broncos Will Beat the New England Patriots
Before I get backlash for even thinking Tim Tebow belongs in the talks of beating The New England Patriots, I'd like to point out that I'm a huge fan of the Pats. I have been for a number of years and as a result, it pains me to write an article like this telling you why they will lose this Sunday against Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
I'm sure however, you will agree with me on certain topics. So, that said, let's get started.
The Denver Defense
I think it has been proven by now that this Denver defense has come to play football the last eight games. Obviously when you go 7-1 since another QB came in, you cannot just contribute it to the QB alone, but the defense as well.
Denver's D keeps Tebow and the Denver offense in the game so he can make those flashy fourth quarter plays. Without this defense, they aren't in the position to make the playoffs this year.
They are a nasty defense from what I've seen. They'll hit you in the mouth, intercept your passes or sack you quicker than grandma at the family reunion.
They are playing lights out and I'd consider this defense to be the best in the league right now. They aren't stacked with star players like the D of the Eagles for instance, but they are the most successful right now at helping to win games.
And really, I don't care how many yards you get. It could be 900. If the defense comes to play in the second half and you don't get points on the board, you ain't winnin the game boys!
New England's Defense
Let's just face facts here. Numbers just don't lie, you have a team in the Pats that doesn't have the defense it's known for. It just doesn't.
They are ranked 32nd in the league right now, the bottom of the barrel if you will.
Knowing how awful they are in the secondary and how equally they have proven to suck at stopping the run, the Denver offense is going to score points this Sunday. There is no doubting that.
This will be the key of the game to me. If the Pats can stop Tebow and the offense enough, they will win. But if not, Denver continues their winning streak.
For those who have never gone mile high, there is a significant difference in Denver than in any other place in the NFL. Breathing patterns change and while normally, athletes don't have an issue in adjusting to it, especially a team like the Pats, the air is a big difference that can affect opposing teams.
Add in however, that they are having to deal with a motivated fanbase. Broncos Stadium is going to be packed and it's going to be loud. While Tom Brady usually has ice water in his veins, he won't be as successful as normal this week.
I know I'm going out on a limb, but I don't see another Brady light up. I think he'll get some TD passes in. I also think he will get about 200 yards passing. But, he won't get big numbers in this game. That offense has holes in it and in a loud stadium, it will make mistakes.
Also add in that the New England defense is suspect enough. Have the fanbase get involved, and I assure you they will be rocked.
Tebow is fueled by his hometown fans. That said, I could almost guarantee he's going to be big because of the support the crowd will show him and their Broncos.
It's obvious, whether you like the man or think he sucks, all Tim Tebow does is win.
The numbers do not lie, while he is by far not doing it alone, he is winning games for the team and he just doesn't know what pressure means. I think someone should get him a dictionary and tell him something like:
"Hey Tebow, you're supposed to suck when pressure comes up!"
Seriously, Tebow keeps winning and the man is very clutch. Six game-winning drives in his career and he keeps doing it this year. Oh and by the way, Tebow hasn't even had a full season under his belt.
People ask me, "what's the difference between Cam Newton and Tim Tebow? Newton is far and away better than Tebow could ever be."
I say one thing, Tebow wins.
While I do not think Tebow will be like Brady this week against the Pats, he does have a weak defense to take on. Keep in mind, he has played far better than this Pats defense. He keeps winning, so that said, why would he not do the same against the Pats this week?
I could see a lot of running in this game, but if there is anyone I want in the fourth quarter with the ball, it would be Tebow right now. It used to be Brady, and while he is still excellent and probably one of the best QBs ever, Tebow has performed stellar under pressure in the fourth quarter this year.
I personally cannot bet against Tebow due to the fact that he just doesn't want to give in. The team believes in him, maybe his coach and GM want him to just lose and be done with it, but Tebow refuses and will never quit.
He is trying to prove all the doubters wrong. Eventually, he will get cold and lose. But, right now, I just don't see it.
What would Tebow Do?
I do not think this game will be a blowout for either team. I think the Broncos will win, but by a small margin. I could see Tebow executing yet another game-winning drive to secure the win due to the fact that the Pats D just doesn't know how to play football this year.
My estimated score would be Denver 24 Patriots 17
But what do you think?
Will Denver win or lose? And why?