The Denver Broncos take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs. We take a look at the matchup this Sunday.
For the fifth straight year, the Denver Broncos are one of the final four teams left in the AFC. After winning their game against the Chargers earlier this month, the Broncos were rewarded with a division title, a first round bye, and home field advantage.
However, that has not always developed into success. The team has lost two of the last three divisional round games since Manning became the quarterback. A 2012 heartbreak to the Ravens and a 2014 disappointment to the Colts. Hopefully the Broncos see a different pattern and see 2013 success when they beat the Chargers.
The Broncos first opponent in the playoffs are the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom they have a 4-3 series advantage against when it comes to the playoffs. The last time these two teams met in the postseason, we saw Tebow Time merged with a little bit of Mile High Magic.
This is also a Week 15 rematch in which the Broncos blew a 27-13 halftime lead. Things could be different this time around. The Broncos are healing at the right time, while the Wild Card round left a few Steelers players beaten up.
The winner of this game goes on to the AFC Championship game against either Kansas City or New England. Those two teams play 24 hours beforehand on Saturday afternoon.
Let us dive right into this matchup. It is United in Orange and Time to Ride time!
Who: Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
When: Sunday January 17th, 2016
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Time: 4:40 PM EST/2:20 PM MST
TV Station: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
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