Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/26/11
Can Tim Tebow pull his team out of a tailspin? After winning seven out of eight games (a staggering SIX straight), the Denver Tebow's are on a two game losing streak. New England is one thing where Tebow had a 50% completion rating, 287 total yards, two touchdowns, and (the all important) 0 picks. Against a 5-9 Bills team Tebow was atrocious! Tim had a 43% passer rating, threw for 1 TD, 185 yards, and FOUR interceptions; two of those were taken to the house and the other one was throw in the endzone! That's 21 points Tim gave away to the Bills.

Winning on a high is one thing, but on a two game losing streak can the ultimate team leader will his team to a win (and a playoff birth). Or will he show flashes of failure, giving the Raiders a playoff birth?

So I ask you, can Tim Tebow pull his team out of a tailspin?
Are you ready for the NFC East Sunday Showdown? In a game that was more one sided then the score indicated, the G-Men dominated on D. Their front four slaughtered Sanchez all day, leaving seven free to cover. Even without Umenyiora, the front four of: Pierre-Paul, Joseph, Canty, and Tuck have stepped up in a BIG way. Watching these four gave me flashes of the 2008 Super Bowl (where the best offense this league has ever seen scored 14 points). Offensively Eli is under-rated, the running game is finally finding the holes, and TWO receivers have emerged for the Giants. On their best day the Giants looks like a NFC Championship team.

But now it looks like Dallas peaked too early. Big D ripped off 4 in a row...before dropping two games they should have EASILY taken. After an easy game against Tampa Bay, Dallas got Pwned by Philly. On offense they are battered and beaten, and the defensive secondary is weak and lacks depth. Dallas gives up almost 240 yards passing per game (and they barely average 260) and half of the teams in this league can dominate them player for player. In a must win game, Romo and Jones have to get healthy in a hurry because McGee and Murray aren't taking the Cowboys into the playoffs.

So I ask you, are you ready for the NFC East Sunday Showdown?
Who wants the 6th spot in the AFC playoffs? The Jets had the 6th seed in their sights. Win out, win a spot in the second season. But the offensive line couldn't protect against a very vanilla pass rush (5 sacks) or open up holes for a run game (58 yards for Green). Now the Jets are on the outside looking in...but they'd be lucky to win their last game. Even if they do win, they need the Bengals, Titans, and Raiders (or Broncos) to lose. Do they jets still have their Christmas miracle?

While everyone is talking about Jerome Simpson, the defense is the key to the Bengals. They give up the 9th fewest points in the league (19.9) and 6th fewest yards (314.2). With A.J. Green and Andy Dalton taking so much pressure off of the defense, Romeo Crennel is free to let his 4-3 fly. Unfortunately injuries have ravaged the defense, with 4 starters injured (3 in the secondary). With a touch game against Baltimore, can Cincy surprise the AFC conference?

The Tennessee who? Even with Chris Johnson failing to run past anyone, Matt Hasselbeck is leading a slow but steady playoff run. Tennessee has been on a two game losing streak, but kept their hopes alive by beating the Jags. Needing a little help to get in, Tennessee needs to focus all of their energy on their week 17 matchup; The Houston Texans. With Houston possibly resting, can Tennessee take advantage?

Denver and Oakland both have a shot at the division AND the wildcard. They are both at home and (theoretically) have the easiest games left. One would think the Chargers and Chiefs have nothing to play for...but that's also in theory. Nothing would make the new (ex) head coach happier then playing spoiler against Denver. A the same time, the under performing Chargers would love to put a bow on their season by winning the in state rivalry.

So I ask you, who wants the 6th spot in the AFC playoffs?
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