Found January 09, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
It’s been a while since our last photo story on Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning, but the long hiatus has ended, inspired by – who else? – Tim Tebow.
Actually, this newest photo story is inspired less by Tebow and more by the thoughts and fears that have to be percolating in the minds of the Broncos’ opponents for this week, the New England Patriots. No matter how confident Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the rest of the Patriots may appear, the reality is that the #1 seeded Patriots, who have not won a playoff game since 2007, have all of the pressure on them this week.
Tim Tebow has taken Denver further than anyone could have imagined, and he had one of the best overall playoff performances by any QB ever against Pittsburgh to cement his hold on the starting position. He’s playing with house money this week. So too are John Fox and the rest of the Broncos. Of course they have the natural pressure of wanting and yearning to win, but Denver doesn’t have the added pressure of being expected to win and knowing that their window to get back to the Super Bowl is closing.
New England does. Couple that with the unpredictability and versatility of a Denver offense that can know pick up 30+ yard chunks in clutch moments, and you can bet that Tebow and the Broncos have put the proverbial “fear of god” into the Patriots. And that is the subject of today’s photo story.
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I hate you.
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