Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's been exactly six years since Denver last played in a divisional playoff game - Saturday, January 14th at 6pm Broncos Time, also against Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels and the New England Patriots. Hopefully tonight will be just like that magical one:
Les Carpenter checks in with QB coach Adam Gase on Tebow's progress and learning curve.
Jason Cole considers the mixed emotions sure to be facing Josh McDaniels tonight.
Greg Bedard says the only ways to beat New England are to pressure Tom Brady or to outlast them in a track meet.
Sam Monson previews the game and expects the Pats to try to prevent big plays, figures Von Miller will need to loom larger for Denver to have a chance, and he expects Chris Harris to be covering Wes Welker, not Rob Gronkowski as Andy Benoit sees.
Wes Welker's playoff moustache, WAY MORE than a moustache.
It sounds more like Tiger Woods will again be paired with Tony Romo at Pebble Beach, not Tebow.
Obviously, there's now a Sh*t Tim Tebow Says video.
Barry Petchesky kind of wants to see Tebow and Denver run the table.
Unsilent Majority is taking the Pats and laying the 13.5 points; he also points out that Timmy condoned gambling the other day when asked about the spread.
With Leather's Friday Faceoff featured a showdown between those two Tebow YouTube suitors.
And of course, a picture of John Elway riding Tebow as centaur.
Tennessee re-signed TE Craig Stevens to a four-year deal.
PFF's staff, Clark Judge and Mike Silver (who predicts a Denver victory) preview the weekend's games; Mike Tanier examines tomorrow's matchups; Ben Stockwell and Bill Barnwell preview Saints/Niners; Andy Benoit, Barnwell, Doug Farrar and Stockwell covers Texans/Ravens; Barnwell and Sam Monson examine Giants/Packers.
Aaron Schatz previews the AFC matchups and says a Denver win would register as the third-largest upset relative to DVOA in history, but his numbers come up with a 1 in 6 chance for Denver victory, which is in line with Burke's 16% figure. Plus, FO's NFC previews.
Part 1 of Scott Kacsmar's retelling of fourth quarter comebacks from divisional playoff games.
Here's what Brian Burke's been reading.
Simmons predicts a Pats blowout in his mailbag, which is just so hard to read anymore in comparison to Magary's superior writing.
The week's best quotes according to Rivers McCown.
Greg Gabriel on his top two OT prospects: Iowa's Riley Reiff and USC's Ryan Kalil.