The mystique around Tebow Time has now faded. Tim Tebow has struggled in recent weeks, and his Denver Broncos backed into the playoffs thanks to the failings of the teams around them. Their reward is a date with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card round, and even though they're at home, they're not favored by anyone. Even with Ryan Clark and Rashard Mendenhall out, even with Troy Polamalu limited, and even with Ben Roethlisberger playing on a bad ankle.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King expects the Broncos to just barely do enough to keep it a two-score game. Unsurprisingly, every single one of the NFL experts at both Yahoo! and CBS have picked the Steelers to win. It appears that Tebow Time has about run out.
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