The New England Patriots did what the Steelers should have done last week; they beat Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
The Patriots routed the Broncos 45-10, and now move on to play the winner of the Baltimore Ravens/Houston Texans game.
The Patriots held Tim Tebow to only 136 passing yards, and only allowed him to complete 9 of his 26 pass attempts. At the end of the 1st half, the Patriots had more points (35) than Tebow had passing yards (28).
Compare that to what the Steelers did against Tebow. The Steelers looked like they were determined to prove that Tebow was the second coming of Dan Marino.
What makes the Patriots win even more painful is that I feel confident that the Steelers could have beaten the Patriots. After all, the Steelers manhandled the Patriots during the regular season.
If things had gone differently, the Steelers might be getting ready to play the winner of the other AFC semifinal (most likely Baltimore). I would have loved to have seen the Steelers get another shot at the Ravens.
I know that It’s useless to dwell on what could have been. Nevertheless, I have a hard time forgetting how things could have been if only…………
Oh well. We’ll get them next year.