I have to admit, watching ESPN is getting pretty darn hard for me these days. It seems that literally every single story either is about NBA free agency, or, ESPN's golden boy, Tim Tebow.
I find myself rooting against Tebow and the Broncos every single week. It makes me sick to see how much media coverage one player, and a player who in all honesty really is not that good, has generated. Tim Tebow doesn't even complete half of his passes.
Are you kidding me ESPN (and specifically Skip Bayless)?
You're obsessing over a player who can't even complete 50 percent of his throws?
Bill Belichick and the Patriots must be licking their chops right now. They've gone a relatively quiet 10-3 on the year, with everyone constantly hating on their defense and how many yards they give up. For all I care, you could give up 1,000 yards a game as long as you don't give up points.
Regardless, you better believe that the Patriots have paid attention to all the media attention the Patriots have been given, and they will come into this game looking to make a statement.
I expect the Patriots to get out to an early lead, and never look back. Belichick has shown that he isn't afraid to leave his starters in, and I fully expect the Patriots to run up the score as high as they possibly can. They definitely will be looking to derail the Tebow train that has gained so much momentum over the past month or so.
Let me end by saying I'm not even a New England Patriots fan. I just really don't like when television networks hype up one player and make them seem bigger than the game itself. ESPN routinely does this with players like Cam Newton, Brett Favre, LeBron, and numerous others. They seem to play favorites, and it isn't right. Feel free to disagree with me.
One last thing, in 13 games this season, the Broncos have only scored more than 24 points one time. Look for them to put up a cheap touchdown or two near the end of the game, but they'll never be in contention to win.
I'm picking the Patriots in a big time, statement, blow out victory, 38-14.