The national media, especially ESPN, would like you to believe that this weekend’s slate of NFL games consists of only Tebow vs. Brady.
They are just going to line up and play one-on-one for four quarters. Unfortunately, that will not be the case.
Instead it’s going to be the Broncos TEAM versus the Patriots TEAM in Denver, and it’s going to be a blowout.
There will be no last second Tebow-led heroics to report on.
What we’re going to see is a rolling Patriots team establishing themselves as the AFC’s preeminent football team as they begin to make final preparations before heading into the postseason.
Leading up to Sunday's game, Skip Bayless and the "talking heads" have been speaking only in reference to the potential impact that the unconventional Tebow could have on the Patriots' defense.
But, the “talking heads” should concern themselves less with Tim Tebow and more with the Brady-to-Gronkowski connection. It's a threat that has proven to be nearly as unstoppable as the Brady-to-Moss connection established in 2007.
For most of the 2011 season, it has been Brady and Gronkowski as the team’s primary fantasy bread winners.
Who will be featured in the dominant New England passing attack this week?
That remains to be seen.
But, you’ll find when reading this week’s installment of Musts, Trusts and Busts that Patriots QB Tom Brady has positioned himself atop the quarterback rankings…again.
Read on to find out.
1. Arian Foster
2. Ray Rice
3. Chris Johnson
4. Maurice Jones-Drew
Trusts: LeSean McCoy, Michael Bush, Beenie Wells, Reggie Bush, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, Felix Jones
Busts: Roy Helu, Frank Gore, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Mike Tolbert, Rashard Mendenhall
Injury Fill-In: Ryan Grant, Kevin Smith, Ben Tate, Shonn Greene
1. Calvin Johnson
3. Roddy White
4. Hakeem Nicks
5. Jordy Nelson
Trusts: Marques Colston, Wes Welker, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Mike Wallace, Anquan Boldin
Busts: Brandon Lloyd, Stevie Johnson, Santana Moss, Michael Crabtree
Injury Fill-In: Damien Williams, Pierre Garcon, Nate Washington, Antonio Brown