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12/18/2011 - 9:32pm
Tebow: Turnovers hurt against 'great team'

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had arguably his best day as a starting quarterback, completing 11-of-22 passes for 194 yards while running for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Still, he contributed to Denver's 41-23 loss to the Patriots by fumbling the ball twice (including one on which Denver lost possession), including a fumble in a critical series in which the Patriots took control of the game in the second quarter.

"We kept fighting for the entire day. That’s something that I’m extremely proud of. We did have things going pretty well early, scored in our first three possessions, felt like we were moving the ball good," said Tebow. "Then we put it on the ground and that’s something you can’t do vs. a great team with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Besides that, we were right there with them."

Tebow suggested that even though Denver's six-game winning streak is now over, the Broncos will continue to...

12/18/2011 - 9:31pm
Wilfork on Tebowing: 'Don't think he'll mind'

After the Patriots finally put an end to the Tim Tebow drama with a Rob Ninkovich 29-yard sack of the Broncos quarterback in fourth quarter, Vince Wilfork got down on one knee and put his hands together in prayer, the gesture known as "Tebowing." 

"Yeah, I Tebowed," Wilfork said. "Absolutely. You kidding me? Absolutely. Trust me, everybody in the world was hearing about this guy.

"He's a very, very good athlete. I said it last week, he's a winner. If you look at his whole resume, He knows how to win, he knows how to win. Anytime you speak to a team, or little kids about winning, I'm sure his name is going to come up. How he does it, he does it. It's part of the game. I'm pretty sure I won't be the last one, and I wasn't the first one. That's what he does. He put it out there. I wanted to steal it. I don't think he'll mind. Just one play." 

The Patriots sacked Tebow four times and forced a...

12/18/2011 - 9:10pm
Report: Carter needs season-ending surgery

Patriots defensive end Andre Carter will need surgery after being carted off the field in Denver on the final play of the first quarter Sunday, according to a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson. According to Anderson, on her twitter page, Carter's agent Carl Poston said, "looks like Andre has a quad-related injury that will require surgery."

In a potentially devastating blow to an already overwhelmed Patriots defense, Carter had to be carted off after injuring his left knee on the final play of the first quarter in Denver. The team confirmed moments later it was a knee injury and that he would not return. 

Carter was engaged in a block by Broncos tight end Daniel Fells when he broke free but stumbled backwards and fell to the ground. He immediately grabbed his left knee and a cart came onto the field to take him to the Patriots locker room. He was accompanied on the cart by team medical director Tom Gill. 


12/18/2011 - 9:04pm
Belichick: Pats meet a goal with AFC East

The Patriots improved to 11-3 with their 41-23 victory over the Broncos on Sunday, in the process winning the AFC East title for the ninth time in 11 seasons. In doing so, coach Bill Belichick said that the Patriots had met a meaningful bar that was set entering the year. 

"That’s one of our goals at the start of the season, to meet the challenge of our division. Our players have done that, 6-2 on the road. They’ve done a good job," Belichick told reporters. "They’ve met a lot of challenges. This was a big one."

As for Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who was 11-of-22 for 194 yards passing and ran for 93 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries, Belichick praised the second-year player.

"He does a heck of a job. We know he can run. We know he can throw. He hurt us with some play-action. He’s a good quarterback," said Belichick. "He certainly gave us plenty of problems....

12/18/2011 - 8:28pm
Tebow this: Pats clinch AFC East with win

Aaron Hernandez caught nine Tom Brady passes for a career-high 129 yards receiving and a touchdown as the Patriots clinched their third straight AFC East and their ninth division title in 11 years with a 41-23 win over Tim Tebow and the Broncos at Sports Authority Field in Denver. The division title ensures the Patriots of opening the playoffs at home. Defensive end Mark Anderson had his most dominant game in a Patriots uniform, with two sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery, helping the Patriots overcome a brutal first quarter on defense and the loss of Andre Carter to a left knee injury.

There was no magical fourth-quarter comeback by Tebow this time as the 8-6 Broncos had their six-game winning streak snapped while the Patriots clinched the division with their sixth straight victory, improving to 11-3 on the season. The Patriots capped off their successful day with a 29-yard sack of Tebow on a 4th-and-17 with just over two minutes remaining....

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