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Applying Lessons Learned |
Tim Tebow and the Denver offense know protecting the football will be essential Saturday night against the Patriots.

NFL Videos: Tebow Time: Playoff magic
In typical Tim Tebow fashion, the Broncos win an overtime game against the Steelers in an AFC Wild Card Game.

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos look to create more magic against New England Patriots - Kerry J. Byrne -
1. Tom Brady's paper-tiger Patriots need this win more than Tim Tebow's magical Broncos.

Tim Tebow, running game key to Broncos bowling over Patriots - The Denver Post
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, good as he is, can't cover New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. At 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds, Gronkowski is too big.

Shaughnessy: Expect a rout of poor Broncos - The Denver Post
How does 73-0, Patriots, sound? The Belichickmen are playing the Broncos tonight in the latest Game of the Millennium, and everything is going New Englands way.

Broncos Divisional Playoff Prediction Contest - Mile High Report
The eyeblack competition ends today! Be sure to enter for a chance to win some Tim Tebow eye black!

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL Network: Broncos vs. Patriots Preview |
A preview of the Week 19 matchup between the Broncos and the Patriots.

NFL Videos: A journey through Mile High
01:38 – It was a rough start to the season for the Broncos, but Tim Tebow helped lead them to the playoffs. Take a look at the journey that Tebow and the rest of the Broncos went on this season.

NFL Videos: Tebow Time: Battle with the Bears
05:22 – Down by 10 points with under five minutes left, Tim Tebow and the Broncos engineered another amazing comeback victory over the Bears.

NFL Videos: Tebow Time: The critics weigh in
04:10 – The magic of Tim Tebow continued as the Broncos beat the Chiefs despite completing only two passes, giving the critics all the ammunition they needed.

NFL Videos: Tebow Time: Darkest before the dawn
03:45 – The regular season ended with three straight losses for the Broncos. Watch how Tim Tebow led his team despite the slump.

NFL Videos: Tebow and McDaniels
03:03 – When Josh McDaniels drafted Tim Tebow, no one envisioned the coach and quarterback would face off less than two years later for a berth in the AFC Championship Game.

NFL Videos: Sorry, Tebow
01:13 – The guys from "NFL GameDay Morning" want to apologize to Tim Tebow for not believing in him or that he could make it this far.

Denver Broncos News news: Endorsements taking off for Broncos' Tebow
At least two companies who have signed Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow to represent their brands say it's paying off. news: Pats DT Wilfork says fellow linemen must avoid rushing upfield
After a rough start to their first matchup against Tim Tebow, the Patriots recovered to hold the Broncos to seven points over the final two-plus quarters. Will New England rekindle that strategy Saturday night in the divisional playoffs?

Tebow may get all the attention, but against Tom Brady, the Broncos defense must elevate its game - NY Daily News
For all the comforts afforded the Broncos on their home field at Mile High, rookie linebacker Von Miller is looking forward to escaping the altitude for the sea-level setting of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough Saturday night.

Matching up Patriots-Broncos -
Home-field advantage hasn’t exactly been the ticket to success for the Patriots the last two postseasons. Both the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets came into Gillette Stadium and embarrassed the heavily favored home team. Fully rested from a bye week, the Pats are itching...

Denver looks to shut down Tom Brady’s targets -
Wes Welker led the league with 122 catches this season. Rob Gronkowski set an NFL record with 18 touchdowns by a tight end.

20,000 Hand Warmers to be Distributed to Patriots Fans Arriving Early to Playoff Game Saturday Night
The forecast for Saturday calls for a high of 32 degrees, but the low is expected to dip into the single-digits by the end of the game.

Bell Tolls: Patriots must justify mystique –
It's been ten years since the Tuck Rule, and the Patriots haven't won a playoff game since their Super Bowl loss.

Nease teammates, coach say they knew Tim Tebow would achieve current status |
Tim Tebow is doing the same things that he's always done. It's everything around him that's changed.

Tim Tebow and Broncos continue to dream the improbable dream -
Saturday's NFL playoff game between Tim Tebow's Denver Broncos and the Tom Brady-led New England Patriots is generating intense interest, with everyone wondering, can Tebow pull off another upset?

The Press: Is Tebow a good face for the NFL? - Video -'s Jon Wertheim, Andrew Perloff, Richard Deitsch and Maggie Gray discuss if Tim Tebow's religion could become problematic for the NFL as his popularity continues to grow.

CBS Sports Ratings Jump When Broncos’ Tebow Is Playing -
In 1997, Woods’s Masters victory attracted an average of 20.3 million viewers.

Fascinated by Tim Tebow on More Than Sundays - Dan Barry -
On Saturday night in Massachusetts, a Jim Thorpe-Fabio hybrid in a New England Patriots uniform will emerge from the Foxborough shadows with all the confidence granted by good looks, athletic gifts and the home-field advantage.

Has Katy Perry caught Tebowmania? | USA Today
Yes, we're going off the reservation for a minute ... but only because some of you just can't get enough of all "news" Tim Tebow.

Three-and-out: Can Tebow, Broncos oust Brady's Patriots? | USA Today
Broncos QB Tim Tebow and Patriots QB Tom Brady man the marquee for what may be the most-watched divisional playoff game ever.

Belichick, Brady have a bad history with the Broncos | ProFootballTalk
Contrary to popular belief, Tim Tebow won’t be the only person associated with Saturday night’s playoff game between the Broncos and Patriots.

Tim Tebow captivates, confuses Page 2's columnist from the old school - ESPN
Ten questions about Timothy R. Tebow

Colorado representative Sal Pace invites Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow to give prayer at Capitol - ESPN
Can Tim Tebow's blessing inspire Colorado lawmakers? One state representative thinks so.

Tim Tebow, run game key for Denver Broncos - Boulder Daily Camera
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey, good as he is, cant cover New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Tebowmania grabs headlines from Brady - Washington Times
For his latest trick, Tim Tebow is making three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady disappear from the headlines.

Denver revs up for "Mile High Magic" at downtown Broncos rally - The Denver Post
Orange Friday is back and brighter than ever as the Mile High City — clad in orange and blue — dropped to one knee in search of some "Mile High Magic."

Krieger: A little divine intervention wouldn't hurt Broncos' cause against the Patriots - The Denver Post
There can be little doubt that the Broncos, mediocre by most statistical measures this season, have been a great clutch team.

Broncos QB Tim Tebow emerges as face of faith and sports - The Denver Post
You may have heard: Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow wants to thank his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. While religiosity is nothing new on the playing field, the Tebow-inspired furor over faith in what some say should be the secular arena of sports is at a crescendo.

Wild here, worry there: Denver Broncos fans fired up; New England Patriots fans not so much - The Denver Post
Back in Denver, the Broncos have turned the Mile High City orange. But in the Boston area?

Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers is silencing critics with his recent play - The Denver Post
As the Broncos starting left defensive end, Robert Ayers must rush the passer and also protect the edge.

Denver signs long snapper David Binn - The Denver Post
Looking to fill a crucial hole, the Broncos signed long snapper David Binn to the active roster Friday and waived fullback Austin Sylvester.

Memo to the Denver Broncos: Beating the Brady bunch can be done - The Denver Post
There are skill players in the NFL, players with speed, explosiveness and the will to win.

Jazzed Broncos fans cheer, sign street "card" at city-hall rally - The Denver Post
Orange Friday consumed the Mile High City, and hundreds of Denver Broncos fans dropped to one knee in search of some "Mile High Magic."

Denver Broncos Blogs

Next Up, New England |
The Broncos are set to face the top-seeded New England Patriots tomorrow in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

Series History: Broncos vs. Patriots "
On Sunday, the Patriots and Broncos will cross paths for the 44th time overall, and for the third time in postseason play. The Broncos owning a 27-17 advantage in the series.

The Underdogs "
"We love being underdogs," linebacker Joe Mays said on Tuesday. "There’s no pressure. We just get going and play our style of football and just try to prove everybody wrong like we’ve been doing all year."

Broncos-Patriots Divisional 2011 - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Yes, the Patriots beat the Broncos 26 days ago in Denver 41-23. However, the Broncos have had a lot of success against the Patriots in the recent past. New England is 4-6 (including the playoffs) against De

McDaniels hopes revenge is sweet Saturday - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN
When the Denver Broncos run out of the visitors tunnel at Gillette Stadium this weekend, they’ll notice a familiar face on the New England Patriots’ sideline.

Tebow-Mania Creating Believers - Sports Agent Blog
It’s the Denver Broncos post-game press conference and Tim Tebow is addressing the media fresh off of winning the biggest game of his career in an upset over last year’s Super Bowl runner-up, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Bailey Knows It Doesn't Get Bigger Than Brady In January - Predominantly Orange
Whenever too much pressure is laid on the heart, the safety valve releases and tears fall.

Patriots vs. Broncos: Where Does McCourty Play? - Pats Pulpit
A look at the potential coverage schemes the Patriots could play against the Denver Broncos, and where Devin McCourty fits in.

How Serious Is Logan Mankins' Injury? - Pats Pulpit
What does the injury to guard Logan Mankins mean to the Patriots?

Broncos-Patriots Chatter Taking Over Boston - Predominantly Orange
We're a mere 12 hours from kickoff at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. On Friday I took the train from Providence, RI to Boston with two goals in mind.

Five Things to Watch: Divisional Playoff Edition |
Five things to watch in the Broncos’ divisional-playoff duel with the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Saturday night.

Will Pats hold off on rushing Tebow? | First-and-Orange
The Patriots sacked Denver quarterback Tim Tebow four times the last time the two teams played. But don’t expect exotic multi-player blitz schemes Saturday’s rematch.

On the Broncos’ new long snapper: David Binn | First-and-Orange
With Lonie Paxton unavailable, the Broncos today signed former San Diego Chargers’ long snapper David Binn, 39, to step into the role against New England Saturday.

Broncos' Lonie Paxton misses Patriots game to care for his wife | First-and-Orange
Broncos long-snapper Lonie Paxton is staying back from the team’s playoff game Saturday against his former New England Patriots to help care for his wife Meghan, who is having complications in her pregnancy with twins.

The good, bad and misguided in this week's Broncos fan polls | First-and-Orange
Every day this week, we’ve run a new online Broncos poll in The Denver Post. We’ve asked fans about strategy, history and popularity. It’s been fascinating to watch.

NFL News

Saints-49ers, Broncos Patriots, Texans-Ravens, Giants-Packers square off - Peter King -
The Broncos don't need to worry about getting Gronked here. They have to worry about getting killed by both tight ends.

In Hue Jackson firing, Raiders move away from typical dysfunction - Don Banks -
The Hue Jackson error in Oakland is over, and as it turns out, maybe the Raiders are starting to make progress after all.

NFL scouts barred from NFLPA Collegiate All-Star game - NCAA Football -
The NFL has barred scouts from attending a Jan. 21 bowl game organized by the players' association, upsetting the union.

2012 NFL playoffs: | Sports | National Post
By Tamsin McMahon Tim Tebow, the home-schooled farm boy turned football superstar, may be the most talked about player in the NFL, but an analysis of the social media discussion about the 24-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback shows his appeal goes well beyond sports fans, with more online talk a...

Three-and-out: 49ers hope for home cooking vs. Saints
A brief lookahead to the divisional round's New Orleans-San Francisco game.

Jeff Fisher chooses to coach Rams over Dolphins
Jeff Fisher has chosen to coach the St. Louis Rams over the Miami Dolphins, the team confirmed to USA TODAY's Nate Davis.

Denver Broncos Fans

BIG PLAYS #17 (!): Pittsburgh @ Denver - Mile High Report
We're again referring to AdvancedNFLStats' game log to analyze the game and come up with the biggest plays of the game. Our definition of a big play is a play that changes the likelihood of the outcome of the game. We're looking at WPA to judge them. At the start of the game, WPA is 0.50, meaning each team has a 50% chance of winning.

ROUND 18: Broncos' best cheerleader tournament - Mile High Report
First of all, thanks again to all who voted and congratulations to Patricia for winning Round 17 of our cheerleader tournament. Also, another big Mile High Salute to Becky for her showing. I'm guessing that many had too hard of a time voting for a woman in a Laker Girl outfit (or just couldn't get over Patricia's tempting smile).