NFL Odds And Lines Week 15: Patriots Vs. Broncos

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11: A fan displays a sign in support of quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos as they face the Chicago Bears at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bears 13-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos seek to remain atop the AFC West standings with three games remaining on the schedule. The New England Patriots stand in the way of that happening.

The Denver Broncos -- all they do is win. The team is 7-1 under the leadership of Tim Tebow and riding a six-game winning streak. But will the New England Patriots be able to stop Tebow Time (or Denver Broncos Time, as Tebow prefers it to be called)? The Patriots opened as 4.5 point favorites, according to Odds Shark, but it moved quickly to between 6 and 7.5 points. But that's exactly where Tebow and the Broncos want the Patriots.

The Broncos, 8-5, hold a one-game lead over the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West. The easiest way to make the playoffs for the team is to win the remaining three games on the schedule. This is the toughest game for the Broncos on paper. The team will finally face a real quarterback in Tom Brady, who will have record-setting tight end Rob Gronkowski as his favorite target.

The over/under of 46 points might be a bit high if Tim Tebow is unable to exploit the Patriots weak secondary. But don't underestimate the ability of the Broncos defense to slow down the Patriots offense, either.

Odds Shark has more Week 15 NFL odds and lines. For more on this game, visit Patriots blog Pats Pulpit and Broncos blog Mile High Report. Check out SB Nation NFL for more news and notes around the league.

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