5* NFL PLAYOFFS BLUE CHIP GAME OF THE YEAR
Denver vs. New England,
01/14/2012 20:00 EDT,
Score: 10 - 45
Point Spread: -13½/-104 New England
You can believe in Tebow and the Broncos all you want, but the magic will be over with when Denver steps on the field against the Patriots. The Patriots treated that first matchup against the Broncos similar to a playoff game, and they went into Denver and won the game 41-23, despite falling behind big early.
Tom Brady and the Patriots offense are going to be the difference in this game. New England comes in averaging just over 32 ppg, and I expect Brady and the rest of the bunch to have this overrated Denver defense figured out. Once the Patriots get out to a big lead, and they will, this game is over. Tebow can't consistently complete passes when the defense knows they are coming!
Some people might wonder why New England is favored by 13.5-points. I believe it's because the Broncos just got done beating a completely decimated Pittsburgh team. The Steelers had key STARTERS out on both sides of the football, yet they still sent this game into overtime. I understand that injuries are a part of the game, but this Patriots team is rested and as healthy as they have been in months. BET THE PATRIOTS -13.5!
*FREE NFL TEASER* If you like teasers like I do, I have a 7-point teaser on the Saints (-3 to +4) and the Patriots (-13.5 to -6.5).