NFL Week 15 Picks: New England Patriots Try to Stop Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow have become the top story in the NFL. Tebow has led the Broncos to a winning streak that is decorated with come-from-behind wins.
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Now Tebow will get his biggest challenge to date when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots come to town this weekend.
Many NFL fans either love or hate Tebow, but when it comes to the sports betting public it seems like many fans hate him. The NFL week 15 odds opened up with the Patriots as low as a 4.5 point favorite and the public bet on Brady and the Pats. Now that line has jumped to even as high as seven points as less than 18% of the public is on the Broncos. This is an amazing number considering that this is one of the most popular games being bet on in week 15.
Tom Brady and the Patriots are winning ballgames this year, but it has not been pretty. If not for the play of the offense, the Patriots would be in trouble because their defense ranks among the worse in the NFL. This has become very frustrating for the offense and it showed on national television when Brady was shown arguing with a coach on the sidelines after throwing an interception.
Brady knows that he has to keep scoring on nearly every drive if he wants to keep the Patriots in this game. The defense keeps any team in it, and with the way that the Broncos have been playing late, that spells trouble for the Patriots. The Patriots have struggled in Denver failing to cover the spread in the last four out of five games in the Mile High state.
Tim Tebow may be getting all of the press, but it is the Denver defense that deserves the accolades. This defense has played better and better every week and they know how to put pressure on the quarterback. Rookie linebacker Von Miller is quickly becoming a superstar in the league. The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in their last five games as an underdog, 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
The Patriots are going to get their share of points, but the defense will not be able to keep the Broncos at bay. This game will come down to the waning seconds and the Broncos have the chance to once again, but Tebow on the front page in the NFL.
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