The Denver Broncos found out who they would be playing Saturday Night. The Pittsburgh Steelers will be traveling to Denver for next Sunday’s matchup.
After the first wave of playoff matchups, the Broncos now know which team to prepare for now that the dust has settled on Wild Card Saturday.
With the Kansas City Chiefs beating the Houston Texans and a thrilling nightcap that saw the Steelers beating the Bengals, the Broncos will be hosting the Steelers in the AFC Divisional Round next Sunday afternoon.
For the Broncos, this will be a rematch of the Week 15 matchup earlier this season when the Broncos suffered a loss in Pittsburgh.
What I have found interesting from this weekend is that the NFL did not split up the AFC and NFC Wild Card games. Having both AFC games on Saturday and the NFC on Sunday is a new twist. But at least the Broncos do not have to wait until Sunday to find out who they play.
The Broncos will be starting Peyton Manning for the divisional round showdown. The bye week will really help the team get healthy to go up against the Steelers.
For the Steelers, they were able to escape Cincinnati with a win. However, their star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was hurt in the 4th quarter with a shoulder injury. This will be something to keep an eye on this week. Another thing to keep an eye on is Antonio Brown’s injury.
Either way, the Broncos will have a tough task ahead of them. The Steelers were able to win on the road against a division winner. The best thing is that the Broncos will be at home for this game, where the fans of the Mile High City will be there to cheer loud for their team.
Stay tuned to Predominantly Orange as we give you Broncos fans coverage for Divisional Round Week. Go Broncos!