Tim Tebow blessings continue: 10 miracles that show Broncos can make the playoffs (VIDEOS)

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No telling how many heathens among Broncos Nation have been converted by Tim Tebow's stint as the team's starting QB, but they probably number in the thousands by now. After all, the way Denver's been winning -- including yesterday's 35-32 victory over the Vikings -- is nearly as good as a burning bush when it comes to proof there's a higher power. Below: Our top ten examples of pigskin miracles surrounding the game and the Broncos.

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Adrian Peterson.
10. Adrian Peterson was on the shelf. The Vikings are a different team when Peterson is healthy. He's arguably the most dominant running back in the pro sport; his mere presence takes the focus off Christian Ponder in ways that only help the rookie signal-caller. But he was on the sidelines, and while his replacement, Toby Gerhart, put up some solid numbers, he didn't present the sort of breakaway threat that's omnipresent when Peterson's in the backfield.

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Mario Haggan.
9. Christian Ponder Brain Fart No. 1. Ponder is a promising young talent, and he had his best game as a pro against the Broncos' D, which was far more erratic without future NFL defensive rookie of the year Von Miller, but still had more than a few moments. There were, however, a couple of exceptions when it came to Ponder's prowess. First up, an ill-advised first-quarter toss to none other than Mario Haggan, who was in the lineup because of Miller's broken thumb. The pick six, following a safety on the Broncos' first play from scrimmage, was huge in light of the squad's offense in the first half, which was practically nonexistent.

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Percy Harvin.
8. The Percy Harvin cure. Speed-burner Harvin missed Friday practice because of a mysterious illness. But the only thing sick on Sunday was his play, which resulted in eight catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns. So why include him in this particular list? Because, as every reader of the Bible understands, each protagonist needs an antagonist -- someone whose powers make ultimate success that much sweeter. Not that Harvin should be equated with Satan -- but there's no denying he was devilishly good against Denver.

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Willis McGahee.
7. Willis McGahee keeps getting better. Remember: McGahee's a member of the Broncos because the Baltimore Ravens thought he was done -- or at least that his career was winding down at the same time Ray Rice's was revving up. But somehow, a ball carrier who supposedly had little tread left on the tires has turned into a reliable, powerful force. He racked up 111 yards on twenty carries yesterday, repeatedly helping Denver to maintain possession at key times.

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Jon S
Jon S

This is hilarious. It's just like McDaniels miraculous 6-0 start. Remember that, when McDaniels was obviously the worst head coach the day he started the job? Yet somehow through a series of the most unlikely circumstances an obviously terrible team went undefeated for 6 straight games. The exact same thing is happening for Tebow now, where the moons are aligning just right.

The problem is that Tebow is obviously a terrible quarterback, and reality eventually is going to catch up to him, just like it did to McDaniels (and the Miami Dolphins wildcat offense, remember when that worked?). Unfortunately it looks like Tebow's luck will last a little longer with the Hanie-led Bears and Palko-led Chiefs still on the schedule. And with the legion of Tebow crazies out there the Broncos are probably stuck with starting him next year. Tebow is the kind of guy that will doom your team to years of 5-7 win seasons over the long run.

Eric
Eric

I've watched this for 8 weeks now and still can't figure out what I'm seeing. The way everything goes down is almost creepy. The only conclusion to be drawn is that this is the real life version of the 1968 movie "Rosemary's Baby", with Timmy in the role John Cassavetes played, and the roles originally played by Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Gordon, and Sydney Blackmer are now most capably held down by Dan Caplis and the Focus on the Family cultists.

Talk about "pre-ordained"!

Jerri
Jerri

Just be happy for us Michael!  This is so great for our city-  and its so awesome to finally not have a shitty team!!!

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

I can't argue with that, Jerri -- and I'm definitely happy for the wins. Baffled, but happy. Thanks for the post.

Kid
Kid

Just because the team is less shitty than the competition, doesn't make it not shitty.  The team is shitty.

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