New England Patriots vs the Denver Broncos
Patriots vs Broncos
The New England Patriots travel to Denver to take on the red hot Denver Broncos led by the polarizing Tim Tebow. Tim has led his team to 6 straight victories and has a 7-1 record this year for the Broncos after taking over for Kyle Orton. Tebow has led the Broncos to 4 fourth quarter comeback victories after playing sub par football for the first 3 quarters.
Why is Tim Tebow so polarizing?
Good question. I guess it’s because he wears his faith on his sleeve. He praises God openly on the field and has shown nothing but great leadership through out this winning streak. He doesn’t get emotional like a Tom Brady and gets in your face if you mess up. Tebow will pat you on the back and tell you not to worry about it. Laid back kind of QB.
What do the Patriots need to do to beat Denver today?
One, they will need to stop the run by McGahee who seems to have been rejuvenated here in Denver. Also, Tebow will scramble and is a bull when he runs for his life by opposing linemen. He is a big dude who resembles a tight end and is hard to bring down. I look to see Tebow doing a lot of scrambling today and the Pats will need to contain him. They don’t want Tebow to run ram shod over them all afternoon.
Two, While the Pats are on offense they will need to protect Brady especially his blind side. Defensive End Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller are two players to keep and eye on and hopefully we won’t hear their names a lot. Another Pats nemesis has been Champ Bailey.
Three, Tom Brady and the Pats will need to score early and score often. If they can build an early lead lets say they get up 21-3 early this will force Tebow to throw the ball more and hopefully will give the Pats Kyle Arrington and Devon McCourtey chances to pick Tebow off.
The Patriots have the worst secondary in the league and quite possibly the worst passing defense in league history. Yes, league history. They are pathetic against the pass and they usually play zone so they give up a lot of yards but when it comes down to the opponents getting inside the Red Zone they shut them down. They have a bend but don’t break mentality.
Who cares how may yards you give up as long as they don’t score Touchdowns.
Look to see Brady go to his tight ends and Wes Welker a lot today. Deion Branch will be out and the Pats will need to have Danny Woodhead pound for some big yardage along with Ben Jarvis Green Ellis. Brady and Belichick are 1-5 against the Broncos and playing in Mile High this game may be a little too close for comfort.
The Tim Tebow phenomenon will come to a grinding halt and the Pats will win big 38 – 13.
Patriots win 41 to 23