Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
Good news for this extremely embarrassing thread: Tom Brady. Correct me if I'm wrong, but this will be the first time this season that Tebow's Broncos face off against an MVP-level QB with clutch credentials. So the Pats could possibly blow them out if Tebow and Co. don't get it going early and even if Tebow lights the Pats secondary up (unfortunately possible) and/or the Bronco D stops the Pats Brady can still Tebow the Broncos. So, there's hope! For this week.
Brady and the Patriots present a special set of problems for any team they face.
Denver needs to hope that Brian Dawkins' neck injury allows him to play. You can ill afford to be thin at DB vs NE, especially without your veteran team leader.
On the other side, New England lacks the defensive personnel to do the things that teams like the Jets and Bears used to give the Broncos problems (until they didn't give them problems anymore).
I could see the Broncos losing and Tebow having his best fantasy stats of the season. I could also see New England having problems stopping Denver, just as they've had trouble stopping most teams especially on the road (see Grossman, Rex).
In any case, 10 weeks ago, who would have thought this game was anything but a throwaway on the NFL schedule?
Say it now as I have before: nobody wins or loses alone in the NFL. But denying that they're a different team... a winning team... with him at QB is a fools argument at this point.