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Barry Gutierrez, Associated Press
Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow (15) practices with the team, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in Englewood, Colo. The Broncos are scheduled to play the New England Patriots in an NFL football AFC divisional playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 14 in Foxborough, Mass.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos are even bigger underdogs at New England this weekend than they were against Pittsburgh.

Yet, they're emboldened not only by their electrifying win over the Steelers and the league's No. 1 defense Sunday but also by the fresh memories of manhandling the New England Patriots last month before self-destructing in a 41-23 loss.

The Broncos had jumped out to a nine-point lead on the Patriots before a trio of turnovers did them in. Tebow said, "I think you definitely find some positive things in that" in preparing for the rematch this weekend.

The Broncos (9-8) were installed as nearly two-touchdown underdogs Saturday night in Foxborough, Mass. They were 9-point underdogs to the Steelers, whom they beat 29-23 in overtime Sunday.