Patriots Level Tebowmania, 45-10

No miracles, as New England crushes Denver 45-10
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2012 12:03 AM CST
Patriots Level Tebowmania, 45-10
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow looks up after being sacked by New England Patriots defensive tackle Gerard Warren during the first half of a playoff game last night.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

This time, there were no miracles, no 3:16s, and no Hail Marys—Tim Tebow was dispatched from the NFL playoffs as suddenly as he entered, as the New England Patriots routed the Denver Broncos 45-10, reports the AP. Instead of passing for 316 yards, as in Denver's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tebow completed just 136, as the Broncos fell behind early and never mounted a serious challenge to New England. "We just weren't able to get it going," said Tebow.

Tebow became Denver's starting quarterback after the team got off to a dreadful 1-4 start, but, despite his much-criticized throwing form, he led the team into the playoffs and helped the Broncos win four overtime victories. "It was fun to overcome forms of adversity with my teammates. Lot of things we're proud of," Tebow said. "There were a lot of ups and downs this season. To win some special games, to get in the playoffs, there's a lot of great things about this year." (More Tim Tebow stories.)

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