Tom Brady threw for 6 touchdowns and a playoff record 363 yards in a 45-10 pounding of Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. During the last week there was talk of manifest destiny. Due to his religion, leadership, skill etc. it was speculated that Tebow might have the ability to lead Denver to an improbable win over the New England Patriots.
In the end what is supposed to happen when a dramatically better team (New England) plays a dramatically inferior team (Denver). Bill Belichick proved once again that the Patriots, who under his leadership have already won three Super Bowl rings, are truly one of the most elite teams in the NFL.
Without even two minutes gone on the clock, the Patriots were up by a touchdown. Without even six minutes on the clock, they were up by two. With 21.5 minutes to go in the first half they were up by four touchdowns for a total of 28 points. he also had a fake out where he punted the ball for 48 yards with 2:52 left to play.
The second half is where Tim Tebow is supposed to live, but fans expecting another second half miracle were left completely lacking. Tebow had no touchdown passes, completed just nine of 26 passes for 136 yards and was limited to a total of 252 yards for the whole game.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick had this to say about his team,
“I just can’t say enough about the players today,” said Belichick, whose postseason record improved to 16-6. They stepped up and they made a lot of big plays throughout the game for 60 minutes. We got contributions from everybody. I’m really excited for them. They deserved it. They’ve worked hard, they’ve put up with me, so they deserve this.”
Did you think Tim Tebow would beat the odds and beat Tom Brady?