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Jan 2, 2012 7:51 PM by Andy Koen

A playoff win can reignite Tebowmania

They may have lost the last three games, but that didn't stop the Denver Broncos from winning the AFC West and hosting a home playoff game.

Enthusiasm among Broncos fans seems to be tempered by Sunday 3-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but local broadcaster Tony Wright from sports talk station Homer 1350 says fans should celebrate the success the team has had.

"I think this is a team that's on the rise and I think next year if they get some good draft picks, maybe get a free agent or two maybe they can be better than they are this year but it's a successful season for me," Wright said.

As for Tebowmania, Wright says the hype will come roaring back in an instant if second year QB Tim Tebow pulls off an upset win on Sunday against the Steelers.

He believes part of Tebow's struggles of late are due a change in how he plays.

"Just let Tebow be Tebow, hand him the rock and let him do whatever he wants to do," Wright said. "He's uptight, he's playing with a lot more added pressure and I think he needs to get back to doing some of the things that were working for him when they had that successful stint."

We want to know how far you think the Broncos will go in the playoffs. Click here to vote in our poll. Lee Douglas will have the results of the poll tonight at 10:00 p.m.

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