The Broncos backed into the playoffs. There are no two ways about it. After Tim Tebow put together an improbable string of phenomenal clutch performances in the middle of the season, Denver lost three straight to close out the year but still managed to win the AFC West. Naturally, Tebow believes it is God’s will that allowed the Broncos to reach the postseason. Terrell Suggs would agree with that, but he also believes that unlike the Ravens, the Broncos need God’s help to win.
“With all due respect, we don’t pray on the sideline,” Suggs said Tuesday on First Take. “I mean we do — we give it up to God (just for) safety and health, but we’re gonna go out there and win that game. We don’t need our kicker to make a 62-yarder. I’m just saying. We don’t need guys to fall out of bounds and then we get to punt it back … we don’t need stuff like that to happen for us.
“Our quarterback knows how to go out and win games. When our quarterback prays, he be like, ‘You know what, God, you sit on your couch and enjoy this. Thank you for blessing me and letting me wake up to play this game. I’m gonna impress you.’
“There’s getting it done and there’s not getting it done. Once again, God had to save Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Like I said, they didn’t win. It’s simple – you win, you’re division champs. He couldn’t even give them two drives. They lost, 7-3. Two drives gives them 9-7.”
I don’t know if God saved Tebow, but the Raiders helped. Trash talk is certainly nothing new for Suggs, who felt inclined to get it started a week early with the Ravens having earned a first-round buy. One minute he’s angry with his own team for not looking like a championship contender and the next they don’t need any help to win games.
With the way the playoff seeding ended up in the AFC this year, the Ravens may benefit from being the No. 2 seed in the Divisional Round. The Broncos limped their way to a division championship which earned them the No. 4 seed. If the Broncos beat the No. 5 Steelers and the No. 6-seed Bengals beat No. 3 Houston, the No. 1-seeded Patriots would have to face Cincinnati while Baltimore would get to face Denver. Considering how they have been playing, I would much rather face Tim Tebow than Andy Dalton.
You can listen to the entire interview here beginning at the 45:00 mark.
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