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Every week the sports betting experts break down the play of Tim Tebow, and give their explanation for why an NFL team cannot win games with him as their quarterback. Then every week Tebow goes out and leads the Denver Broncos to another comeback win, and their criticism gets quieter and quieter. While Tebow won’t be able to lead his team to victory in every fourth quarter that he plays, the experts are beginning to take notice of the fact that he consistently gets the job done, and that has led to Denver finally being labeled as the favorites for this weekend’s game against the Chicago Bears.
The Bears could use a quarterback that just wins games at this point, as the loss of Jay Cutler has left them with Caleb Hanie as their starter. Despite rumors that Chicago might bring in Brett Favre or Donovan McNabb, head coach Lovie Smith has said that his team is sticking behind Hanie, and they will be better or worse because of that decision.
Bears Broncos Betting Preview: Chicago Bears
After consecutive losses against the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, the Bears have to be eager to get through their AFC West opponents, with the Broncos the final of four straight games against teams from that division. While Tebow has come under fire for his poor passing numbers, fans in the Chicago area might love a straight up trade considering that Hanie’s completion percentage is just 48.3, and he has averaged three interceptions in his two starts. The loss of Cutler and running back Matt Forte has put an even bigger responsibility on a defense that will be tasked with stopping Tebow, and they will need running back Marion Barber to handle an even bigger load as the feature back.
Bears Broncos Betting Preview: Denver Broncos
Say what you will about Tebow, but the Broncos are now 6-1 with the former Heisman trophy winner as their starter and they lead the AFC West. While his completion percentage is still under 50, he has shown a steady improvement with every start, and has now thrown for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns compared to just one interception, while adding another 468 yards on the ground with three more scores. The team has rallied around Tebow and seem to be giving all that they have on both sides of the ball, and they will need to be firing on all cylinders if they are going to finish what they started.
Bears Broncos Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The sportsbooks seem to finally be coming around with the appointment of the Broncos as favorites, and it will be interesting to see if Tebow and company can keep up their magic. Denver has the chance to move in to sole possession of first place in the AFC West, and while some critics will continue to rag on Tebow, the truth of the matter is that the Broncos have to like their chances as the position with Tebow going against Hanie.
Bears Broncos Betting Pick: Denver Broncos