Four weeks ago, the Broncos and Steelers met in Pittsburgh. The Steelers overcame a 27-10 deficit to beat Denver. At that point, there was a chance the Broncos could miss the Playoffs (albeit not a strong one). Two weeks later, they clinched the top seed in the AFC.
Four years ago, the Broncos and Steelers met in Denver in the Playoffs. On the first play of overtime, Tim Tebow's first read was open. He completed a fairly routine pass to Demaryius Thomas. Thomas made an incredible stiff arm and an electrifying run to go 80 yards for a touchdown. IT WAS ALL TEBOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately for the Steelers, they might have won the battle but lost the war last week against the Bengals. Vontaze Burfict knocked Antonio Brown out of this game with an injury, and a sack of Ben Roethlisberger left the quarterback hurt. He was struggling to make throws at the end of the game and might be compromised in this game. Meanwhile, Peyton Manning is back for the Broncos. This feels like a tough game for the Steelers. There is a reason they play the games, though. Anything can happen.
Steelers vs. Broncos
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
When: Sunday, January 17, 4:40 p.m. ET
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Steelers Radio Network | Broncos Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: The line opened at Broncos -2.5, and Steelers injury news has led to it moving to 6.5-points at some sportsbooks. A lot of sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark have not provided a line due to the questions about Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger.
Steelers blog: Behind The Steel Curtain
Broncos blog: Mile High Report
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