Tom Brady and the New England Patriots crushed the Denver Broncos 45-10 on Saturday.  Tebowmania is dead, for now.

Tim Tebow completed 9-of-26 passes for 136 yards in a 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots on Saturday.  The Denver Broncos were completely overmatched by Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the rest of the Pats.  Tom Brady threw a record-tying six touchdown passes while Tim Tebow struggled against the Patriots 31st-ranked defense.

Look, Tim Tebow is a limited quarterback.  Forget about comparing him to the best quarterbacks in the game.  If you compare Tim Tebow to average quarterbacks in the league (Mark Sanchez, Joe Flacco), there is still a noticeable difference.  The Broncos trailed the Patriots 35-7 at halftime. 

Teams trailing by four touchdowns at halftime start airing out the football.  They start throwing the ball to save time and, hopefully, catch up.  The Denver Broncos don't have a quarterback that can succeed in situations like this.  Tim Tebow turned around and handed the ball off to Denver running backs repeatedly. 

Joe Flacco would be airing out the football.  Mark Sanchez would be throwing the ball repeatedly.  Not Tim Tebow.  More importantly, Sanchez and Flacco would be airing out the football if they were in Tebow's shoes (as Denver's quarterback) with Tebow's same weapons while facing the same suspect Patriots' defense.  Not Tim Tebow.  You don't think that is a clear sign that Tebow is obviously deficient as a passer?  Open your eyes and use your brain.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” each weekday from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.