Edwards: How Broncos can beat Patriots

January, 10, 2012
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ESPN NFL analyst Herm Edwards was on SportsCenter this morning and was asked what he thought the Broncos needed to do to upset the Patriots on Saturday night in an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium (video above):

“They have to attack the New England Patriots on first down,” Edwards said. “They’re going to have to throw the ball some. ... That’s the key, keep the ball away from Tom Brady and this offense. They can do that. They have to get first downs. They ran the ball well against New England the first time, they’re going to have to run it (well again).

“But Tim Tebow on first down is going to have to throw it some, get those guys out of the box. If they can continue to make first downs, make it an 8 or 9 possession game, watch it. It might be Tebow time.”

Do you think this game is going to be closer than the Broncos and Steelers?

"If, and this is the big if, if the Denver Broncos can convert third downs. Possess the ball. Do not allow the New England Patriots to possess the ball 12 times. This has to be an 8 to 9 possession game. If they can do that ... Choo! Choo! Do you hear the (Tebow) train?"

What do you think? Are you worried about the potential for an upset here?

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