It's put up or shut up for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon when they welcome the New England Patriots into Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos are on a six-game winning streak and are 7-1 overall since Tebow took over as the starting quarterback. However, the Broncos have not faced a team like the New England Patriots during this great run. Even the Detroit Lions aren't the team that looked so good at the start of the season and then defeated the Broncos, 45-10, any longer.
The Broncos defense will need to have Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil disrupt Tom Brady and force him to throw too early if they hope to keep this game to within a reasonable score. If the defense is able to do that, Tebow should be able to pull off some late magic once again.
But maybe this game can finally be a good turning point for Tebow. Maybe it will be the one that sees Tebow play a complete game instead of just coming up big in the fourth quarter. However Tebow performs, a Broncos victory will put the Broncos one step closer to winning the AFC West (though they still need to wait to actually clinch the position).
Game Date/Time: Sunday, Dec. 18; 2:15 p.m. MT
Location: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Radio: 850 KOA
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
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