Everyone is writing about Tim Tebow this morning, so it's not surprising to see Peter King doing the same in his famous Monday Morning Quarterback column. What is interesting here is how he profiles the upcoming match-up between the red-hot Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. Upstarts versus Juggernauts. That's why all of the eyes of the NFL nation will be largely on Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady next Sunday.
King writes, "Tebow, in the fourth quarter and overtime: 18 of 24, 191 yards, one touchdown, no picks. His late-game heroics -- there's really no logical explanation. Other than this one: I've noticed Tebow likes the frenzied style of game, when he can play hurry-up, and defenses get back on their heels a bit, making sure they contain him. The Bears changed late in Sunday's game. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will be sick when he looks at how lax his corners played Bronco receivers late.
"That'll be a great and compelling game Sunday, New England at Denver. The Patriots' secondary is in terrible shape. But Bill Belichick had a thing for Tebow before the 2010 draft. I'm told he was fascinated by him. They went out to a long dinner in Boston's North End, and that's not something Bill Belichick does with prospects very often. Fun to see Belichick match wits with Tebow in Denver -- I hope for the first of many meetings."
The Broncos are currently in first place in the AFC West with an 8-5 record. The Patriots lead the AFC East at 10-3.