Tim Tebow will face a major challenge in the Steelers' pass defense. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow Focus Of Denver Broncos' Playoff Journey


All of the talking heads were out in full force during the Denver Broncos 7-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

“He’s hesitating when he throws.”

“He’s playing with fear.”

“He’s throwing away from his receivers, he’s not throwing to open receivers.”

The banter continues on and on and on with regards to Tim Tebow. Such is life for the second-year quarterback, but as much banter as there is, there’s enough success to balance out the orange and blue criticism scale.

There’s a reason why the Broncos are heading to the playoffs. That monumental 6-game winning streak (and winning seven of eight) in the middle of the season made Tebow a household name, and it’s made the Broncos playoff bound for the first time since 2005.

In Tebow’s final regular season game against the Kansas City Chiefs, he went 6-for-22 for 60 yards and he had two turnovers (1 INT, 1 fumble).

“Our receivers did a great job, and our offensive line protected very well,” Tebow said after Sunday’s loss. “We just have to…I just have to get them the ball.”

Tebow has struggled in the recent past. He has 10 turnovers in his last five games (5 INTs, 5 fumbles), but he maintains that he is still a confident young QB.

“The three losses haven’t shaken my confidence,” Tebow said. “I’ve had to go through a lot of ups and downs in my sports career, and so I’m not going to let a few losses affect my confidence.”

It’s a good thing Tebow is still standing on stable ground. He faces the Pittsburgh Steelers next week who have the 2nd ranked defense overall and the league’s No. 1 ranked pass defense.

If Tebow throws for more than 200 yards and zero turnovers, consider Sundays his day for many reasons.

“That will be a great challenge, but I just think we have to execute and find a way to get first downs,” Tebow said.

Against the Chiefs, fans patiently waited in their seats for the “Tebow Magic” to come around in the fourth quarter, but for once, the team just couldn’t pull it off at the end. Down by four points with less than a minute remaining, the momentum from 2011 came to a halt.

“I don’t know about any mystique, but I am very grateful that we have another opportunity,” Tebow said referring to a question about the ‘Tebow Mystique.’

The extraordinary and enchanting play that the Broncos displayed earlier may not be gone. Perhaps they’re just harnessing their powers and waiting to unleash them in the playoffs.

Regardless, the hype surrounding Tebow and the Broncos won’t go away until their season does.

Sit back and enjoy this playoff run (?). Also remember to enjoy the silence coming from our divisional rivals.

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  • CharlesHubbard

    God shared with me that Tebow would struggle as long as he promoted the company named after the pagan goddess of victory… NIKE. I shared this with Tebow and his family… and I was told to be quiet by someone representing him. You see… Satan came up with the pagan goddess NIKE many years ago to take honor away from God. NIKE has been worshipped as the pagan goddess of victory… but that is a lie of the devil. God is the only God who should be worshipped period… and He should be honored for Victory because of the Victory He gave us through Jesus Christ! Tebow has promoted products honoring the name of the pagan goddess NIKE… while promoting products honoring the Name of the Son of God… Jesus Christ. God is NOT happy! God even says in His Word… “Be sure to do all that I have said to you. You must not even say the names of other gods; those names must not come out of your mouth.” – Exodus 23:13 And on 1-1… you saw what happened to Tebow. Here’s another 1 that Tebow should pay attention to: Commandment 1… “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 (God’s Word) Tim… I am your brother trying to get you to obey God. God was kind enough to warn you through me… it’s time to drop NIKE and be blessed for honoring God.

  • CharlesHubbard

    God shared with me that Tebow would struggle as long as he promoted the company named after the pagan goddess of victory… NIKE. I shared this with Tebow and his family… and I was told to be quiet by someone representing him. You see… Satan came up with the pagan goddess NIKE many years ago to take honor away from God. NIKE has been worshipped as the pagan goddess of victory… but that is a lie of the devil. God is the only God who should be worshipped period… and He should be honored for Victory because of the Victory He gave us through Jesus Christ! Tebow has promoted products honoring the name of the pagan goddess NIKE… while promoting products honoring the Name of the Son of God… Jesus Christ. God is NOT happy! God even says in His Word… “Be sure to do all that I have said to you. You must not even say the names of other gods; those names must not come out of your mouth.” – Exodus 23:13 And on 1-1… you saw what happened to Tebow. Here’s another 1 that Tebow should pay attention to: Commandment 1… “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 (God’s Word) Tim… I am your brother trying to get you to obey God. God was kind enough to warn you through me… it’s time to drop NIKE and be blessed for honoring God.

  • CharlesHubbard

    God shared with me that Tebow would struggle as long as he promoted the company named after the pagan goddess of victory… NIKE. I shared this with Tebow and his family… and I was told to be quiet by someone representing him. You see… Satan came up with the pagan goddess NIKE many years ago to take honor away from God. NIKE has been worshipped as the pagan goddess of victory… but that is a lie of the devil. God is the only God who should be worshipped period… and He should be honored for Victory because of the Victory He gave us through Jesus Christ! Tebow has promoted products honoring the name of the pagan goddess NIKE… while promoting products honoring the Name of the Son of God… Jesus Christ. God is NOT happy! God even says in His Word… “Be sure to do all that I have said to you. You must not even say the names of other gods; those names must not come out of your mouth.” – Exodus 23:13 And on 1-1… you saw what happened to Tebow. Here’s another 1 that Tebow should pay attention to: Commandment 1… “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3 (God’s Word) Tim… I am your brother trying to get you to obey God. God was kind enough to warn you through me… it’s time to drop NIKE and be blessed for honoring God.

  • Isaiah Kyler

    I hate to say it … but they will be one and done … they had a good run this year, but they appear to have run out of gas

  • Eric Shawn Peterson

    not far but I think Fox and Elway have the team going in the right direction, next year they will go far

  • Isaiah Kyler

    I hate to say it … but they will be one and done … they had a good run this year, but they appear to have run out of gas

  • Eric Shawn Peterson

    not far but I think Fox and Elway have the team going in the right direction, next year they will go far

  • loganberry

    I ‘really’ hate to say it, but I think Tebow has lost more than his confidence. Ever since that flood devastated his island in the Phillipines right before the New England game, he’s been struggling. Maybe it’s just coincidence, I don’t know. I really love the guy and I hope he can recapture the fire and magic that we saw earlier on. Either way, I’m thankful for the excitement and downright joy that I’ve had this season watching the games.

  • loganberry

    No doubt my comment will inspire negative replies…this will be my last entry.

  • loganberry

    I ‘really’ hate to say it, but I think Tebow has lost more than his confidence. Ever since that flood devastated his island in the Phillipines right before the New England game, he’s been struggling. Maybe it’s just coincidence, I don’t know. I really love the guy and I hope he can recapture the fire and magic that we saw earlier on. Either way, I’m thankful for the excitement and downright joy that I’ve had this season watching the games.

  • loganberry

    No doubt my comment will inspire negative replies…this will be my last entry.

  • Colleen Long

    They should have let Tebow be Tebow, and stop trying to change him at the end of the season! They could work on his mechanics, etc. AFTER this season! So much time in the offseason, and they mess with his mechanics NOW?!

  • Colleen Long

    Meant to add…you could see Tim was uncomfortable, and totally worried about ‘turnovers’..that is all the coaches have drilled into his head…”NO TURNOVERS!”

  • Colleen Long

    They should have let Tebow be Tebow, and stop trying to change him at the end of the season! They could work on his mechanics, etc. AFTER this season! So much time in the offseason, and they mess with his mechanics NOW?!

  • Colleen Long

    Meant to add…you could see Tim was uncomfortable, and totally worried about ‘turnovers’..that is all the coaches have drilled into his head…”NO TURNOVERS!”

  • Jason Ingraham

    One pump dump…

  • Jason Ingraham

    One pump dump…