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Brady just fine with taking backseat to Tebowmania

  • By Dan Hanzus
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To this point, Tom Brady and his Patriots teammates have experienced Tebowmania much the same way most NFL fans have.

After beating the Redskins 34-27 on Sunday, the Patriots trained their eyes on their TVs as the Broncos resumed their tour of little miracles with a 13-10 overtime victory over the Bears.

"All of us were watching the game last night on the airplane; just as we were taking off was when they came back and won the game," Brady told WEEI-AM on Monday. "It was an exciting game. They obviously have a very good team."

The Patriots will have a far more personal look when they head to Mile High Stadium to face the Broncos this Sunday.

"They play for 60 minutes. They've obviously closed a lot of games and finished very well," Brady said. "We got a huge test. We'll all be excited, and hopefully have a good week of preparation and be ready to go on Sunday."

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Brady is accustomed to being the QB at the center of attention on a weekly basis. That certainly won't be the case in Week 15, which suits Brady just fine.

"That's OK. Believe me, there’s great reason," he said. "They're winning a ton of games, and (Tebow is) playing very well.

"Everyone says he struggles throwing the ball. What I saw last night, he had no problems throwing the ball. He threw the ball extremely well when I was watching."

Of course, Tebow threw the ball rather horrendously in the three quarters before Brady saw him. But that's become part of the Tebow legend: Three hours of failure can be wiped away by 30 minutes of greatness.


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