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Tebow-mania sweeps nation!

Quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos warms-up

Quarterback Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos warms-up against the San Diego Chargers. (Nov. 27, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

As the Jets painfully learned firsthand a couple of weeks ago, there is no better, wackier story in the NFL than the Broncos 5-1 record under passing-challenged quarterback Tim Tebow.

Every week that goes by there is more evidence Tebow-mania is sweeping America.

Sunday, Fox will show the Broncos (6-5) vs. the Vikings (2-9) to 61 percent of the nation (including New York) while the Texans (8-3) and Falcons (7-4) get only 20 percent.

Meanwhile, the NFL this past week bounced Cam Newton off the cover of the inaugural edition of its official “NFL Magazine’’ in favor of, well, you know.

And then there’s this: Replica Tebow jerseys ranked second only to Aaron Rodgers on NFLShop.com during Thanksgiving week, and Tebow has risen to No. 6 overall in jersey sales since April.  

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