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Denver Looks To Continue Roll In New England
Tim Tebow shocked the world in the same fashion he has been all season long with an impressive overtime win over the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. Under the scrutiny of local iconic sports hero John Elway, a man who seemingly has no interest in having Tebow be the long-term solution at quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Tebow had his best performance as a professional football player and that performance was against the top-rated defense in the league. Now that the wild card party is over and the Broncos are moving onto the divisional round, the sports editors at GPS Tracker Shop will preview the highly anticipated AFC game between the Broncos and Patriots.
- The New England Patriots ended the Broncos winning streak with an impressive win in Denver.
- New England has struggled to win at home in the playoffs in recent years.
- The Steelers beat the Patriots this year, and the Broncos beat the Steelers.
- The Patriots will be heavily favored by the odds-makers in this game.
- The Broncos led the league in rushing this season, and weather conditions could favor a strong running game.
- Tom Brady has a losing record against the Denver Broncos in his career, and collected his first playoff loss against Denver.
How Denver Can Win
The oldest saying in the NFL is that defense wins championships, and Denver has statistically the better defense compared to New England, which ranks near the bottom of the league in total team defense. Combine a solid defense with a solid running attack, and the end result is a shot for an upset. This is because by running the ball the Broncos can keep Tom Brady and the explosive Patriots offense off the field. Not to mention, weather conditions could make it difficult for a team to have a consistent air attack, something that is the bread and butter of the Patriots' offense. "The Broncos have a ton of momentum and confidence going into the divisional playoff round after the shocking upset win over the Steelers, and nobody expects much from them so they basically are playing with house money", explained a GPS Tracker Shop sports editor. "If Tebow can play the same way he did against the Steelers then the Broncos could pull off yet another improbable win."
How New England Can Win
The Patriots have been one of the most consistent and impressive teams ever since the arrival of the golden boy, Tom Brady. However, the Patriots have struggled to make a splash in the playoffs in recent years, losing home playoff games in which they were heavily favored.
Going into this week's matchup against the Broncos, the Patriots are well rested, healthy and prepared for a Broncos team that will be flying across the country to play a game on a short week. All of the pieces are in place for New England to win if they can simply execute their game plan and avoid mistakes such as turnovers. The defense will be challenged by a powerful Broncos run game, but If they can bend and not break, then the Patriots offense should be able to put up enough points to win the game. This is because Tom Brady has built a reputation winning playoff games by shredding defenses all across the league. The odds of Brady and a Bill Belichick led Patriots losing at home in their playoff debut this season are slim, but New England still must stay focused and take the Broncos very serious if they want to move on to the AFC title game.
AFC Divisional Playoff Prediction
The Broncos deserve all of the credit and accolades for beating the Steelers, but the fact is that the Steelers were banged up, missing their safety, who led the team in tackles, and were playing on the road. Was the in an upset? Sure it was, but it was not as impressive as some of the more recent upsets seen in the NFL, like last year when the Jets went into Foxborough and beat the Patriots. This sports writer for GPS Tracker Shop believes the game will be very competitive and exciting, and those taking the points will likely cash out big. However, Tom Brady has ice water running through his veins, and he is just as competitive as Tim Tebow. The only difference is that Brady has gotten in done on the biggest stage, winning not one, but three Super Bowl championships. Expect Brady to get it done, only to be really tested next week against the Ravens.
Denver 24 Patriots 28