The Steelers begin their quest for Lombardi Trophy #7 this Sunday when they face the Denver Bronco’s (or as we like to call them, the “Denver Tebows”) at 4:30pm ET.
The Tebows are coming off a 3 game losing streak. And unless God himself comes to Tim Tebow’s aid, that streak is going to reach 4 games on Sunday.
Despite all the hype, Tim Tebow may be the worst passer in the NFL. He threw for a whopping 60 yards and a 20.6 passer rating in last week’s 7-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. And now he has to face the #1 defense in the entire NFL.
Here’s what we’re likely to hear on Sunday when Tim Tebow meets Troy Polamalu, LaMarr Woodley, and James Harrison, respectively.
- “Holy %$#&^#!!!!!!”
- “Owwww! I don’t want to play football anymore!”
I’m not trying to be disrespectful to Tim Tebow or the Denver Broncos. But they simply have no chance of beating the Steelers. The Broncos were the champions of the AFC West with an 8-8 record. That same record would have landed them in 4th place in the AFC North.
Of course the Steelers are going to have their challenges as well. Starting running back Rashard Mendenhall was lost for the rest of the season when he suffered an injury against the Cleveland Browns. Safety Ryan Clark, the Steelers’ leading tackler, will miss the game due to health concerns related to his sickle cell disease. And quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still hobbled by an ankle injury.
But despite the Steelers’ injury problems, they should still be too much for the outclassed Broncos.
Unfortunately, the Steelers have an annoying habit of keeping most games close, even against teams that they should beat easily. So I don’t expect the Steelers to beat the Broncos 40-3. But I do think that 21-7 is a realistic expectation.
It’s been an interesting season for Tim Tebow. He surprised his critics, and became a media darling. But sadly, that all ends on Sunday.