NFL Playoffs 2012, Patriots Vs. Broncos: Tebow Time Heads To Foxboro

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs with the ball against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

He's back, and he may even be better than ever. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card game, setting up a rematch against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Saturday.

Tebow Time is back, and it may be better than ever. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos laid waste to the injury-ridden Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card round on Sunday, setting up a rematch with the New England Patriots.

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Tebow had one of his best passing games ever, throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-21 passing to lead Denver past the Steelers. In the second quarter, Tebow had 158 passing yards to lead Denver to score 20 unanswered.

Tebow may have improved, but the Pats still have a man named Tom Brady.

Brady threw for 5,235 yards and 39 touchdowns to guide New England to an AFC-leading 13-3 record and subsequently the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC. The Patriots posted 13 or more wins for the second straight season, but are looking to prove their worth in the postseason after loses in their last three straight playoff games -- last season against the Jets.

New England and Denver met once in the regular season, with the Pats bringing an end to Tebow Time (well, temporarily, as it seems). Brady threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns as New England stomped out Denver, 41-23, on Dec. 18. Meanwhile, Tebow was limited to 194 passing yards but ran for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.

Who's it going to be this time around? The build up to an epic battle begins now.


Next Game


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