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Tom Brady and the Patriots Looking to End “Tebow Time”

Will the Patriots put an end to Tim Tebow, and the Broncos, upward climb? (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America)

The Patriots (10-3) will be looking for their sixth win in a row Sunday. The Broncos (8-5) will be looking for their seventh.

Both teams are in the playoff picture as of now, and history tells us that No. 12 for the Patriots has struggled against the Broncos. Tom Brady is 1-6 in his career against Denver.

Denver has been the most talked about team in the past few weeks, mainly because of how they are winning and who’s getting it done. The play of Tim Tebow has been something special, he comes to life in the final four minutes of every game and gets wins.

This game will be different from any other game that Denver has played this year, the Patriots are going to be tough to hold to 20 points or less for Tebow to hang around and then win it on the final drive.

The Patriot defense is the key for this game and the season for the Patriots. So far this season, Denver has shown that they can put up points.

The Patriot offense might have too many weapons for the Broncos to handle, if the offensive line holds up then Brady should be able to pick apart this defense. But, Denver has a great pass rush. Week in and week out they get after the quarterback.

Don’t worry: Brady will be aware of that and will look to get the ball out quick.

New England gives up the most passing yards per game (308.7) in the NFL. Dont be surprised if Tebow throws more in the first half of the game — than he has in the past.

Speaking of Tebow …

Tebow doesn’t have good passing stats but the only number that matters for a quarterback is how many wins the team has.

Tebow has the entire Broncos team behind him and he has since he came in against Miami. He has gotten better every week and will have a chance to show if he can throw the ball for an entire game against the Patriots.

Denver Defense

Tebow gets all the media attention, but this defense has been the key during this winning streak. Holding teams under 20 is a tough task in this league, yet Denver haven’t played an elite offense yet so this game will be a true test.

Rookie Von Miller has 11.5 sacks in 12 games this season and will most likely be named the Defensive Rookie Of The Year. Miller will be trying to sack Brady for the first time in his short NFL career.

Injury Report

  1. Patrick Chung is listed as inactive for Sunday and was spotted wearing a walking boot. The secondary could really use him, but hopefully he will be ready for the playoffs.
  2. Deion Branch is listed as questionable and was limited at practice during the week. If Branch is out or limited in the game maybe this is the week that Chad Ochocinco makes an impact.

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