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"The more you get into tighter games, playoff games, you've got to be aggressive," Tebow said after Wednesday's practice. "You've also got to be smart, but you've got to be aggressive and pull the trigger at times."
It's not that simple, of course. But, with just seven days between games, there's only so much that can be done to get Tebow ready for a blitzing Steelers defense that will be the best Tebow has faced in his young career.
Oddsmakers don't figure it will be much of a contest, making the Steelers an 8-point road favorite despite Pittsburgh having quarterback issues of its own. Ben Roethlisberger is gimpy, but he also owns two Super Bowl rings and tends to up his game in the playoffs.
Tebow has never been in the playoffs, and his first trip there figures to be a short one. The Broncos are 120-1 underdogs in Vegas to win the NFL title, a line that was inflated simply to try to get some Tebow believers to back their man with hard cash.
"No chance -- absolutely no chance," Cantor Race & Sports Director Mike Colbert said, referring to Denver's chances of winning it all.
Don't tell that to Tebow, who remains relentlessly upbeat even as a once magical season unravels.
"It's exciting," he said. "What a great opportunity it is and it is a blessing. I know it will be a rocking environment Sunday and it will be a lot of fun."
There's a chance it could be. There's also a chance Tebow has one more surprise left in a season full of surprises.
More likely, though, is that Tebow Time has already come and gone.
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