Sunday, the Denver Broncos attempt to rectify their mistakes from last weekend in a disappointing 15-12 loss at the hands of the Oakland Raiders.
In any event, the Broncos have another chance to at least win the AFC West if they are successful against Pittsburgh and the Kansas City Chiefs should stumble against Baltimore with both of these squads playing on the road in the AFC North Week 15.
The major issue for the Broncos in the loss to the Raiders was an ineffective and inconsistent running game and Denverbroncos.com insider, Andrew Mason, has said that tailback C.J. Anderson, who missed the Oakland game and will be active today, may just be the key to keeping the Steelers’ defense off balance.
This is of course, a clash of the titans at Heinz Field Sunday with the Broncos’ defense, as revealed by NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt, is leading the NFL in yards surrendered per game (272.5 yards), points surrendered per game (17.3) and sacks on the season (44).
No team has ever finished an NFL season leading the league in all three of those categories but this is how the Broncos butter their bread and the Steelers’ offense is quite excellent. Pittsburgh is second in total offense per game (404.8 yards), fifth in passing (284.8 yards) and fifth in points per game (26.5).
Thus, if any Steelers fans happen upon this thread, treat them kindly and let’s have a great football game.