In advance of Saturday’s Broncos-Patriots matchup in the Divisional round of the AFC playoffs, NFL Network has no shortage of Broncos coverage.
It all starts tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. MST, when Denver’s thrilling 29-23 overtime victory against Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round will be replayed.
Immediately following that show will be Sound FX: Wild Card Weekend at 7:30 p.m. MST. The compilation of the best on-field sights and sounds from around the league last weekend includes wired sound from defensive end Elvis Dumervil.
On Thursday, the network will premiere Sound FX: Tom Brady & Tim Tebow at 7 p.m. MST. The show is described as a compilation of the best on and off field sounds from the New England Patriots quarterback and the Broncos signal caller.
Afterwards, at 7:30 p.m. MST, Denver and New England’s Week 15 clash will be replayed. The Broncos lost the game 41-23 after grabbing an early 16-7 lead.
Finally, on Friday at 6 p.m. MST, NFL Network will broadcast Tim Tebow: Season in Review.
“Tim Tebow’s magical run has brought the Denver Broncos all the way to a Divisional matchup against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots,” the show’s description reads. “Take a look back at Tebow’s storied 2011 season with wired sound and highlights.”
TEBOW NAMED FAVORITE ATHLETE
Speaking of Tebow, ESPN announced that the second-year quarterback is now America’s favorite active athlete, according to an ESPN Sports Poll.
The monthly poll had Tebow at the top for the month of December.
In the 18 years of the ESPN Sports Poll, only 11 different athletes — including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and LeBron James — have been No. 1 in the monthly polling.
According to ESPN, the poll results were gathered from 1,502 interviews from a nationally representative sample of Americans ages 12 and older.
Behind Tebow on the list, in order, are Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.